Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive)

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Barbara Todaro
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I, too, was a Brownie and then a Girl Scout....my daughter did not want to join when she was of age.... I sold Girl Scout cookies door to door....and I don't remember anyone being rude or saying "no".... but that was when God was a child.... 

Mar 03, 2016 12:59 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Yes I was. I worked my ass off to sell cookies in January in the Midwest. I went door to door. I remember falling on the ice and really hurting my knee ( I think that's the injury that still haunts me today. LOL. ), but I wanted to sell those freakin cookies. Then I had to go back out and deliver them about a month later. That sucked. I didn't have parents that sold them at work. I had to work hard at it, and I did. 

Then my daughter became a girl scout. I drove her around, but she had to have the spiel and get people to bit. I also drove her around to deliver them.

Now I guess the organization does it a bit differently. You buy the cookies and get them right away. None of that sell and deliver later crap. 

Mar 02, 2016 11:51 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Wrong gender for that, but I did the Cub Scout thing.  And although we didn't have cookies to sell, I'd say most of my growing up time I was selling something, either services mowing and raking, school fundraising, a GRIT paper route, even had a Krispy Kreme donut route as a 5th grader going door to door.  And now here I am selling houses.  The principles are often the same, but the scale and significance is WAY higher.  Bill

Mar 02, 2016 09:29 AM
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Omigosh . . . we wore gloves!!  The Brownie in me . . . June 1965

 Throwback Thursday . . . not to be confused with throwup Thursday . . . 

 

 

Mar 03, 2016 03:58 AM
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

No but my wife was and the scout leader came up to her one day and asked  " Amy I see you have not earned any badges why ? " and her response was " because I think it's stupid " to which the scout leader replied" Amy I guess you don't want to be a Girl Scout ?" And Amy replied " I guess  I don't " . Needless to say this was Amy's last day as a Girl Scout . We laugh at this all the time .

Mar 02, 2016 06:37 PM
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 I did make an attempt but for some reason I just didn't make the cut.

Mar 02, 2016 05:47 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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No.  Not even for Halloween.   

Mar 02, 2016 04:28 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
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I never had the opportunity. My older sister did and loved it.

Mar 02, 2016 04:07 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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No, I was not since I was not even in this country. But I was doing a lot of other staff that made my school life fun: astrology, dancing, baking, shooting, sawing, etc.:) 

Mar 02, 2016 03:00 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Yes I was a Girl Scout. Greatest lesson learned was to always be prepared. 

Mar 02, 2016 02:02 PM
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Darin Henderson
Holland Realty Services - Kirksville, MO
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No, I have, do and will always enjoy the cookies though.

Mar 02, 2016 01:38 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I wasn't a Girl Scout.  I didn't make it past Brownies.  

Mar 02, 2016 12:20 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Yes, but let's keep that between us Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner , OK ? 

Mar 02, 2016 12:01 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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Boy Scout!   I don't remember selling anything to anybody.

Mar 02, 2016 11:46 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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I was a Brownie Scout.

Mar 02, 2016 11:45 AM
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Melissa Jackson
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I was a browine, my daughter and sister were also. Loved cookie time.  

Mar 02, 2016 11:12 AM
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Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
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Yes, I did both.

Mar 02, 2016 10:52 AM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
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I was a Brownie and Girl Scout and also sold cookies. There really was not much salesmanship involved as the cookies pretty much sold themselves...the only "selling" was which type to recommend. Everyone seemed to want thin mints so those sold out first then it was a bit of a challenge to convince someone to buy whatever was left.  Econ 101 - supply and demand!

 

Mar 02, 2016 10:39 AM
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Susan Emo
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I was a Brownie but we don't have Girl Scouts up here (nor their cookies!)  We do have Girl Guides but I didn't have any interest in them.

 

Mar 02, 2016 10:25 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
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I was a brownie and a girl scout.  I had to sell cookies, and I wasn't good with door knocking even then.

Mar 02, 2016 10:06 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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No. Not a Boy Scout either :)

I sure bought, and ate, alot of Girl Scout Cookies

Mar 02, 2016 09:53 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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No I wasn't but my daughter was and I was assistant Scout leader.

Mar 02, 2016 09:45 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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just a brownie

Mar 02, 2016 09:44 AM
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Yes, I was a Brownie first, then a Girl Scout. Hmmm, I remember that we learned about how to cook out on a camp fire which was so much fun since my family was not a camping family.

I don't remember about selling Girl Scout cookies, but I'm sure we did.

Mar 06, 2016 08:18 AM
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Kathy Streib
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Carla- I started as a Brownie (I can sing the Brownie song) and a Girl Scout.  Cookies were 50 cents a box when I started. And, yes, some said "no" but I moved on.  

Mar 03, 2016 03:45 AM
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John Meussner
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I was not.

Mar 03, 2016 03:44 AM
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Carla,
Boy Scout and then Explorer Scout. We spent time camping, not selling. I think I’ll go eat some of those cookies we bought.

Mar 03, 2016 02:02 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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I was not, but two of my daughters were and I got quite involved with one of them, even started training as a leader, but got very disenchanted with some of the practices.

Mar 03, 2016 01:12 AM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
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I wasn't,  but was a Daisy and Brownie co-leader, and was Cookie Mom 3 times.  It wasn't too hard to sell them so my daughters didn't hear 'no' often. Doing a cookie booth was harder as people walked by more than they stopped.

Mar 02, 2016 08:12 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
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Yes. Somewhere around my house I have a picture of my two sisters and I in our girl scout uniforms. I think I was a brownie and then a cadet - we did the cookie thing, and Christmas caroling in the back of a pickup truck, and made crafts and volunteered at all sorts of events. It was fun.

Mar 02, 2016 08:00 PM
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Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
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I was a Brownie but I don't remember much. All I wanted to do was play sports. So my mom gave up trying to get me into pretty dresses and let me play sports instead.

Mar 02, 2016 01:03 PM
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Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN ~ COMPASS RE - Cary, NC
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I was not, but my daughter was and I was a leader for a year. I definitely learned good negotiating skills and patience!

Mar 02, 2016 11:36 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No

Mar 02, 2016 11:31 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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No, wrong gender.  Of course now days, boys can join too (I assume they can, since girls can join boy scouts... there was a suit about that).

Mar 02, 2016 10:38 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I was not, but my husband was a boy scout. Also my oldest granddaughter was for a few years and my niece is a girl scout.

Sep 23, 2016 02:28 PM
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Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
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I always wanted to be one. However, there were five of us and it could not be so. 

Mar 06, 2016 09:58 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No

Mar 03, 2016 07:26 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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AH...you found me out!

Mar 03, 2016 06:35 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
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You learned a great lesson!

Eve

Mar 03, 2016 06:28 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Really?    I don't think so.   

Mar 03, 2016 04:41 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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No.

Mar 03, 2016 12:45 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Close....I was a boy scout. Had to sell chocolate covered cherries of which I ate two boxes myself. They were only a dollar per box too. To get sales over with, I hit up family friends and neighbors.

Mar 02, 2016 10:39 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

 

Mar 02, 2016 10:21 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I wasn't. 

Mar 02, 2016 09:52 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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No, I was not-haha-but I was jealous of them because they got to sell cookies and we(boy scouts) did not!

Mar 02, 2016 09:34 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Briefly, a Boy Scout!

Mar 02, 2016 09:08 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Yes and a Brownie before that. #1 seller of GS cookies in my troop for all four years I sold them. It wasn't all about selling cookies for me... I also earned over 40 badges... those were also learning experiences. Learned lots about team work in my time as a GS.

Mar 02, 2016 07:49 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Mar 02, 2016 03:57 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
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No.

Mar 02, 2016 01:32 PM
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Bob Crane
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No, but I have enjoyed a lot of their cookies.

Mar 02, 2016 11:41 AM
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Dina Braun
Charlotte, NC

Like Debbie Reynolds, no I was not but I was a Scout leader for my daughter. Great lessons 

Mar 02, 2016 10:37 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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A person from grade school wanted to get reconnected from years back. I was the only person recognized him. I remember you had boy scouts uniform on he said you were in our troops?  No no, I was the subsitute for traffic scout with the stick for street crossing duties while you rich kids had the meeting...

Your girl scout cookies must be < $1 a box then. It was like 25 or 50 cents a box.

Mar 02, 2016 10:34 AM