Post # 1
I can’t believe somebody would be so mean to girl scouts! I thought it was bad enough that somebody stole money from them but now tricking them by ordering a fake huge order too?
I wished I knew someone in the area. I definitely could use a few more boxes (although not 1000 more).
Post # 3
@lilbluebird: I followed the story to this link: http://www.katu.com/news/local/A-Girl-Scout-hoax-that-cost-24K-198532751.html which says
“A troop parent says a co-worker approached her to set up a large corporate order with a Hillsboro company. The parent says she then exchanged many e-mails with someone claiming to be from the company. But when it was time to collect the money, she says she found out it was fake, and the co-worker confessed to the hoax. “
I hope this cow-worker gets sued for $24000 and/or charged with fraud and/or loses their job. Disgusting!
Post # 4
Wouldn’t the Girl Scouts have a head office as such? Order this large should have gone through them. His whole story sounds fake.
Post # 5
Still better than to think of someone eating that many of those cookies. So unhealthy!
I don’t think this joke is that mean. I’m not really into pranks but this doesn’t seem like the worst.
Post # 6
@joya_aspera: Getting an organisation to waste $24000 – I call that very mean.
Post # 7
@joya_aspera: It cost the organization a lot of money because the Girl Scouts filled the order but didn’t get paid for it.
Post # 8
That’s annoying, but those cookies probably have a long shelf life, don’t they? They’re not organic or anything right?
Maybe it’s largely that I don’t feel that much empathy to most large organizations because I usually think they are corrupt and extremely rich. If someone did it to a family business, I would be upset.
If Girl Scouts does end up having to throw out thousands of dollars worth of cookies (I think they will sell every one of them, but I hope they would at least donate them to the homeless/poor rather than throw them out), and is not corrupt, then I would feel bad. I guess I just don’t assume those things.
Post # 9
That is 6,000 boxes. My daughter is a Junior Girl Scout, and I know for an order that big I would have required money up front.