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I don't even like popcorn....

October 24th, 2007 at 03:59 pm

That isn't entirely true, I love fresh air popped popcorn with salted butter on top. I just rarely ever like pre-made packaged popcorn(I have a weakness for cheese popcorn on occasion though), and I have not been able to stomach microwave popcorn since I read a story on how the chemicals put in the bags gave the workers cancer (apparently one bag does not have enough to cause it, but a whole bunch in the air as you fill them does)

So why am I selling it?

It is the boyscout way...Girl scouts sell cookies (which in spite of the high sugar content, I love thin mints and the coconut ones). Boy scouts (and cubs) sell popcorn....

So now I have to wonder around thinking up folk who do not already have boys in the scouts to find at least some orders so I seem like I am participating....

Actually they have a popcorn for troops option where the company will pool the money (25dollars each) and send popcorn over to the troops...Since most folk don't mind high fructose corn syrup, I figure that is the way we will go with our obligatory purchase. And I know my mother likes the microwave stuff. But I really do not want anyone to feel obligated to buy it, so I wont be even telling the Uncle (then he might expect me to buy his kids school fund raisers again!)

Now out of that 25$ the pack gets 40%...lesse if my brain can handle the math yet...10$..I have to pay 25$ to get my kids pack $10??????? I think I would rather hand over 15 cash and call it a day!

Actually I wish I could come up with something the Tigers could do to earn money so that GMC could get some experience with work for cash, and I wouldn't have to buy popcorn...I am just drawing a blank.

He already does chores around the house, and extra chores are done when needed free of charge, part of being in this I am drawing a blank.

6 Responses to “I don't even like popcorn....”

  1. miclason Says:

    ...hmmm...doing chores for others??
    blank Xmas cards to sell? (the kids could make them)

  2. littlemama Says:

    I'm just donating money to my sons troop. There are just too many fund raisers (scouts, school, etc). I just tell my kids "no". The sad thing is the schools really talk it up...If you sell X-amount, you can get win this all this useless crap! Sad.

  3. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    I do a very soft sell for my son, just post a list at work and say nothing. It comes down after a week. And take the list to our field workers, who actually are extremely supportive. They like the kettle corn and don't hesitate!

    Our boxes are $15 for 15 microwave packs. Yours are more? And notice on the label, the sweetener is artificial, good for adults as an office snack.

    Also at our school, there is a check off box that kids can choose no prize (and feel proud that all the money goes to the school). The older kids usually pick this. The little kids still like a little prize. After a couple years, they are used to it and opt out too.

  4. princessperky Says:

    Cards are a cool idea....Thanks

    Little mama, fortunately there is no hard selling to make the boys do anything..just my knowledge of how badly the pack needs money! 15 for 15 is the microwave price, opting out of the junky prize is pretty cool...there is no prize for the popcorn actually.....unless you sell to 25 people.

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Gosh, I could use a troop of Tigers in the fall to rake up leaves for my garden. I think they'd could have some fun with that, too.

  6. M E Says:

    Give me Girl Scout cookies anyday/anytime/anywhere. Boy Scout popcorn is A W F U L!

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