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Crump: Bring On Girl Scout Cookies

Just in case you're running out of things to worry about, you should know that there's an ethics crisis brewing surrounding the sale of Girl Scout cookies. It's perhaps the worst-kept secret in the world that parents of the 3.7 million Girl Scouts worldwide sell more than their share of Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Samoas, Daisy-Go-Rounds, Thanks-A-Lots, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips, Dulce de Leche and Lemonades. And they do so, by and large, in their workplaces. This has prompted some employers to create rules against charitable solicitations at the office, according to CNN. I have problems with that policy on two levels. First, if your social skills are so weak that you can't politely say, "Thanks, but no," to a cookie-pushing colleague, then you belong in a monastery, not a workplace. And in the second place, I can't do without my annual fix of Girl Scout Cookies/Steve Crump, Twin Falls Times-News. More here.

Question: I know I asked a question about annoying habits of co-workers earlier today. But I want to spotlight one that bothers some but not others. Should co-workers or their children be allowed to sell Girl Scout cookies at work?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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