Girl Scout Cookie Hoax?

Did you hear about the hoax that was played on a group of girl scouts in Portland, Oregon? 

Someone thought it would be funny to make the girl scouts think they sold about 6,000 cookies. (Worth about 24,000) but when all the cookie boxes came in, and they inquired about payment, the supposed company had no idea what they were talking about. 

hoax A Humorous or malicious deception.

I wish they wouldn't even put humorous into the definition because it was far from funny. How low do you have to be to play a part in showing children how awful the world can be?

Of course, as soon as the town heard about this, there were people lined up to support the hard working girls and buy cookies, and it sounds like they've sold half so far and will probably sell them all.

This mishap has been chalked up to a learning experience for these kids, but a lesson that most parents shouldn't have to watch their children go through. It seems almost impossible these days to shelter our children from the trials and tribulations of life. 

But the most important lesson for these girls?

"For every one person that has bad intentions, there are hundreds more with good intentions and good hearts that are here to help you," said Sarah Miller, director of communication for 
Girls Scouts of Oregon and Washington.

Couldn't have said it better, Sarah. 

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1 comment:

  1. I hadn't heard about that, but wow, what an awful prank to play on those girls. :-( So glad that the town stepped up to the plate!