Its that time of year again...

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Its that time of year again...

Post by Bloodhound » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:36 am

This was posted on the bulletin board at work:


Last year I "got clean" and have remained so for almost 12 months. Then yesterday my dealer knocked on my door...

Well played G.S.A. well played

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Re: Its that time of year again...

Post by JimVH » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:39 am

A neighbor kid with that same grin got me for ten boxes. I think they teach that look.

I'm not answering the door again until this is over.

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Re: Its that time of year again...

Post by UncleBob » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:41 am

Bloodhound wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:36 am
This was posted on the bulletin board at work:


Last year I "got clean" and have remained so for almost 12 months. Then yesterday my dealer knocked on my door...

Well played G.S.A. well played

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I easily get out of buying GSA cookies by simply telling the hopeful seller this: "I am not allowed to buy your cookies because I am not smart enough to understand the Byzantine politics behind which family friend or relative we are supporting this week."
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Re: Its that time of year again...

Post by Adam Z » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:35 am

UncleBob wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:41 am

I easily get out of buying GSA cookies by simply telling the hopeful seller this: "I am not allowed to buy your cookies because I am not smart enough to understand the Byzantine politics behind which family friend or relative we are supporting this week."
Sometimes people buy the cookies because they enjoy eating them.
I tend to find the doctrinal books often more helpful in devotion than the devotional books.... I believe that many who find that "nothing happens" when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a rough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand.
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Re: Its that time of year again...

Post by UncleBob » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:40 am

Adam Z wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:35 am
UncleBob wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:41 am

I easily get out of buying GSA cookies by simply telling the hopeful seller this: "I am not allowed to buy your cookies because I am not smart enough to understand the Byzantine politics behind which family friend or relative we are supporting this week."
Sometimes people buy the cookies because they enjoy eating them.
Really? I used to like Thin Mints and I seem to remember that the Lemon cookies were alright but, all things being equal, I'd rather buy a cookie at a bakery if I went on solely flavor.
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Re: Its that time of year again...

Post by Adam Z » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:57 am

UncleBob wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:40 am
Adam Z wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:35 am
UncleBob wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:41 am

I easily get out of buying GSA cookies by simply telling the hopeful seller this: "I am not allowed to buy your cookies because I am not smart enough to understand the Byzantine politics behind which family friend or relative we are supporting this week."
Sometimes people buy the cookies because they enjoy eating them.
Really? I used to like Thin Mints and I seem to remember that the Lemon cookies were alright but, all things being equal, I'd rather buy a cookie at a bakery if I went on solely flavor.
The convenience factor plays a part as well. The bakery doesn't knock on your door, or stake out the entrance to the grocery store where you shop like GSA does. Kinda like the pizza business - prior to the advent of services like DoorDash & UberEATS, the best pizzas that money can buy usually come from specialty shops that don't deliver. Since people like convenience, they settle for something that isn't as good but is more convenient - that's why most of the pizzas consumed in America come from national chains.

Back to cookies - I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but I can destroy a box of samoas (or whatever the PC name is for them now - I don't remember what the new name is).
I tend to find the doctrinal books often more helpful in devotion than the devotional books.... I believe that many who find that "nothing happens" when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a rough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand.
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Re: Its that time of year again...

Post by FredS » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:12 pm

Mrs FredS and I earlier this week:

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Re: Its that time of year again...

Post by Bloodhound » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:30 pm

I want some of those PB now! One of the attorney's in my unit has a GS and she came in 2 days ago with a loaded down wagon. I avoided her. I hear that GS Cookies are NOT carb free.
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Re: Its that time of year again...

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:40 am

Bloodhound wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:30 pm
I want some of those PB now! One of the attorney's in my unit has a GS and she came in 2 days ago with a loaded down wagon. I avoided her. I hear that GS Cookies are NOT carb free.
Ha, yep.

Everyone in the office where I worked would buy a box or two of various flavors, and put them in the coffee room. The coffee room would end up having a pretty wide assortment for everyone's sampling pleasure.
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