Saturday, February 2, 2008

Is Your Daddy a Recruiter?

That is a question that was asked of Karah earlier. We were at our first cookie booth (Girl Scout Cookies). As a little background, Karah's first year of Girl Scouts was last year. She was unable to attend cookie rally and therefore did not have her supplies to go door-to-door selling. Brian took the order form to work and got about 30 orders. By the end of cookie season, she had sold over 450 boxes of cookies, mostly from cookie booths. Let me tell you, the girl is a natural salesman. It came out again today after a year of not using it.

Here she is next to her cookie booth

The booth where we were at was Karah and another girl from her troop. It was the other girl's first time, so Karah was teaching her the ropes. By the end, the other little girl was actually going up and asking people if they wanted to buy cookies. But Karah has a knack. She doesn't always get a cookie sale, but a good majority of the time, she'll get a donation. Last year, the leader said it was okay to ask for donations. This year she has a different leader who doesn't want the girls to ask for money. They can, however, ask if they'd like to buy / donate a box of cookies for the troops (Operation Cookie Drop). We started off with one or two boxes of cookies in the clear plastic tub. By the time we were done, we had over a dozen! The other mother and I couldn't help but laugh (not at her, she was just amusing), because even though people would say "no" she'd ask about the donation, and if they still said "no" she would say "ok, thanks anyways" and turn around and find someone new to ask. She's resilient! Which is how the title question got to be asked by one of the customers. :-)

Like the marketing technique?

She makes me proud. And I must say that I am in awe of her sometimes. I wonder how she got to be the way she is. I've never been like that. I'd have died at the thought of actually having to go up to people and talk to them when I was her age. It is amazing to see how our children grow up and become their own person, even if it isn't just like us.

The rest of the day was pretty much just a bum day. The kids got to play their DS until dinner, which is probably more than they've played it all week. It's good for them, even if Vincent doesn't agree! :-) Although, on the way home after picking up Vincent, I found this interesting sight. You may have to click on the picture to make it big enough to see, but take a close look at the right side of the bumper. Notice anything unsual?

I bought a page-a-day calendar the other day that has KJV Bible verses on it. I think from now on, I will post that verse at the bottom of my posts. Enjoy!

"The LORD is nigh unto all that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth." ~ Psalm 145:18

No comments: