I HATE the plethora of school/sports team/Scouting/whatever fundraisers that are so prevalent now, where you are solicited to buy VERY overpriced popcorn/cookies/cookie dough,etc. (and usually by an adult, NOT the child). But this really takes the cake. I have a friend (and I should note that this friend is one of the Sale Parties types who does Pampered Chef, Party Lite Candles, etc. and commits a fair amount of etiquette breaches that way on his own behalf).
What took the cake with this friend was when I got an e-mail from him telling me his niece was selling cookies for her Scouting troop or some such thing. This child might have been around at some of Friends’ parties that I’ve attended, but I do not really know the child or have any relationship with her. My friend wanted to MAKE SURE that his niece won and sold the most boxes. So in the email he requested NOT ONLY that I buy the cookies, but that I ask around at work and any other organizations I belong to, to see if anyone else wanted to buy some!!!!
So, not only should I buy cookies from this child I don’t even know, I should do the sales work for her to insure she wins a prize!!! I think this child might grow up to be one of those bosses who has their underlings do all the work, and then takes the credit! 0118-10