Pay it forward – Your Nuts!

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Pay it forward – Your Nuts!

 

As I was leaving my local Safeway Grocery Store this evening I was stopped by a two young ladies standing at a table in font of the store. As I looked up to respond to their call to me I saw they were wearing Girl Scout uniforms. Before they said anything else to me … I said “Oh no, it’s not Girl Scout cookie time already … is it?”

One young girl said – we start selling cookies at the end of January. We are selling nuts. As I glanced at the variety of small cans on the table I saw cashews, toffee butter nuts, chocolate covered peanuts, deluxe pecan clusters, peanut squares, pistachios and a variety of other items.

I chatted with them about the variety of nuts they had and explained that I would have to pass because I would go home and eat the entire can. To which one girl said: “You don’t have to buy them for yourself … they make great gifts. You can buy a can for your friends.”

 

 

I asked one girl: Which kind do you like best? She told me and I said … OK great. I’ll take one of those.

I asked the other girl: Which is your favorite? She told me and I said … OK great. I’ll take one of those as well.

 

 

At this point an older (mature motherly-looking-woman) … likely their Mom ...  stepped forward from behind a pillar and said: I like the butter toffee the best. I eat all the candy off and do not eat the nuts. I said … Great … then I will take one of those too. These will make great gifts. How much do I owe you

She added the total. I paid her and proceeded to walk away. I then heard a voice say … Wait a minute … your nuts. I turned and said with a playful smile … you think I'm nuts?

No-No … you forgot to take your nuts.

Oh, no I didn’t. You suggested I buy them for a friend.

Enjoy your nuts!

 

 

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David, Thank you. I had a lot of fun with this weeks pay-it-forward. The girl scouts were not little girls. They appeared to be early teens. The stood taller than me and were both very well spoken. Point being … they got it! Thanks for stopping by.

November 21, 2010 12:33 AM
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Rebecca, You know … I will definitely do this again. I’ve done it before in a variety of different ways … kids selling candy bars … even magazine subscriptions. It’s such a small amount and makes such a big difference to the kids selling the goods. Thanks for commenting.

November 21, 2010 12:38 AM
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Kathleen, It doesn't take much... just the thought - good thinking!

November 21, 2010 09:29 AM
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Kathleen, first we have to commend the young enterprising girls for being out there and promoting their products.  Then, I have to commend you for something they will be talking about for years!!!  WTG.

November 23, 2010 12:47 AM
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Dave, Thanks for stopping by. Indeed – it does not take much to make a big difference.

Juli, Thank you. The girls get a good lesson in sales and human behavior. These girls were a little older than most I see selling. They may have been in high school. Rare to see in my area.

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