I never thought that a cookie could cause an argument and possible breakup between a couple. Surprisingly, I’m still around to tell you it is possible.
Now in my defense, while growing up I lived in the country and was’t involved with the Girl Scouts. If my mom bought Girl Scout cookies I don’t remember them. Sad I know.
My fiancé (now hubby) received Girl Scouts Thin Mints from his parents for Christmas 1999. This box of cookies started a war that is still on going.
Our First Disagreement Was About Thin Mints
Hubby always worked long hours during the New Year’s Eve celebration at a casino on the strip in Las Vegas. I was new to the town, no friends yet, and missing my family so I grabbed his box of Thin Mint. I only planned on having a few, but those cookies are so addicting and before I knew it the box was gone. Foolishly, I thought no problem I’ll just buy him some more cookies when I went to the store or online at their website.
About a week later, hubby, went looking for his Thin Mints and asked me where I put them. I told him ‘in my belly’ and that we needed to pick some more up at the store. The look I received from him was between utter shock and I’m going to murder you.
I was like what? Seriously what is the big deal? Needlessly to say I got a lesson on the Girl Scouts, how they only sell cookies during a certain time of the year, and that Thin Mints are their bestsellers. I was in the doghouse. He told his parents and anyone that would listen that I ate his last box of Thin Mints.
I felt bad…well only a little bit bad…and promised I would buy him ten boxes the next time the Girl Scouts were selling them. He finally said okay, but would never forget or forgive me for eating his Thin Mints.
Now He Hides the Thin Mints
It doesn’t matter who buys the Thin Mints, once hubby sees them, he is hiding them around the house like a squirrel hiding nuts for the winter.
I find them in the most bizarre places and always high up. Since I’m only five foot the hubby’s theory is to hide them high up where I can’t get them. Foolish man. That’s a challenge this wife can’t pass up.
Lesson – Don’t Challenge A Wife
I will admit that hubby is the bird feed owner trying to keep the squirrel out and I’m the squirrel going through the obstacles to get to the prize. Once the Thin Mint boxes are found, then I send him the ransom picture.
Then I hide his Thin Mints for him to find, which he does. I would be embarrassed if he didn’t – he’s a Marine dammit and should find them.
This if what keeps the marriage exciting or maybe we’re just weird. Yeah weird explains us for seventeen years.