When it comes to buying a product, it’s difficult to know who and what to trust. Advertisers slyly find ways to avoid being accurate about the quality to keep costs low, and salespeople have a reputation for over-promising in the effort to make a quick buck.
The Girl Scouts of America have mastered the art of selling, too. Once cookie season rolls around, these pint-sized peddlers of everyone’s favorite sweet treats (Samoas, anyone?) scour neighborhoods hoping to reach their sales goals. Of course, it’s for a good cause—all profits go back to local troops to help raise money for uniforms and programs. Still, some scouts can make for ruthless salespeople.
At $4 or $5 a box, the cookies are pretty costly, and it can be difficult to choose among the myriad flavors. Eleven-year-old Girl Scout Charlotte McCourt knows this, and has tailored her sales pitch that’ll have you in hysterics!
Whether Charlotte goes into a career in sales, copywriting, or poetry (“bleak, flavorless wasteland”), it’s clear that she has a bright future ahead of her. More importantly, she must have sold a lot of cookies!
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