Minnesota Cyclist Compelled To Stop At Girl Scout Cookie Stand

According to several eye witnesses, a man identified as Gregblood of MY Town, Minnesota, recklessly swerved across a busy street while riding his bike, nearly causing the driver of a Cadillac Escalade to hit the brakes.

“The dude seemed to have spotted the cute stand over there,” said the driver when questioned by police, “and I was worried that my five-ton vehicle might run him over as I sped up. He was very rude, and it would have served him right to get run over.”

Investigators later learned that the Girl Scout cookie stand was built by the Girl Scout and her mother. The Girl Scout’s father was manning the cookie stand at the time, while the Girl Scout and her mother were dancing in the boulevard, trying to attract attention to their stand. The father gave a very different account than the Cadillac driver.

“That guy was SOOOO cool. He was our first bike customer of the season and he was super-friendly. Plus, he bought three boxes of cookies and put them in a gray bag that was attached to his bike.”

Gregblood was contacted at his home several hours later. Here is his statement in its entirety: “YOU try to pass up something like that!”

Then he abruptly hung up.

Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

11 response to "Minnesota Cyclist Compelled To Stop At Girl Scout Cookie Stand"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: March 15, 2021

    Given my propensity for consuming enormous quantities of cookies, this might very well be deemed a serious hazard. Oh, wait. That was last month.

    • By: gregblood Posted: March 15, 2021

      MMMMMM, cookies. I hate to say it, but I like Girl Scout cookies and Oreos and Fig Newtons better than I ever liked my mom’s or my grandma’s homemade cookies.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 15, 2021

    Im beginning to think Cadillacs may be a hazard . . . . .

    • By: gregblood Posted: March 16, 2021

      No doubt about that, Rich.

  3. By: Laura Posted: March 15, 2021

    I have been able to not bring GS cookies in this year, as my husband has gained some weight I’d like to see disappear. My plan was thwarted by my daughter, who brought us three boxes and said she couldn’t say no to the little girls selling them, but she was trying to lose a few pounds before summer and didn’t want them in her house. I’ve never seen a cookie stand in someone’s yard. Here, they are generally outside groceries and sometimes churches. Glad you weren’t hit…that would have been a cad-astrophe.

    • By: gregblood Posted: March 16, 2021

      Yes, usually the cookie stands are in front of the grocery stores here too. But I have seen them in yards a couple of times. The one in this story was along a busy street and they were doing some pretty good business.

      Good pun at the end there, Laura.

  4. By: Suzanne Posted: March 16, 2021

    I used to sell Girl Scout cookies door-to-door. The vanilla cookies were the best.

    • By: gregblood Posted: March 16, 2021

      Thanks to covid, the Girl Scouts aren’t going door-to-door this year, which might a good thing for me. Like Laura’s daughter, I cannot say “no” when they come to the door. In fact, I’m such a softie that I end up ordering more cookies than I really want.

      I hate to disagree with a former Girl Scout, but the Thin Mints are the best.

      • By: NancyG Posted: March 19, 2021

        I have tried Thin Mints again and again. They don’t work.

        So that means I must try others, she said with her mouth full.

  5. By: The Navigator Posted: March 16, 2021

    It is important to follow the road rules. It is important to be aware of other road users. It is important to support local business. It is important to make the most of any opportunity that presents itself. But it is most important to let nothing stand in your way of a cookie fix.

    • By: gregblood Posted: March 16, 2021

      Funny skit. Cookie Monster was always my favorite Sesame Street character, and now he just gave me a whole new perspective on the word “important.” I now realize that I don’t just like the flavor of pasties, they are also very important to me.

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