Proper Cookie Mom etiquette dictates that before picking up additional cookies at the warehouse, you first send out an email to all other Cookie Moms in the area offering to take a troop to troop transfer of cookies instead. While it is certainly easier to just retrieve one big load from the warehouse, this method provides some relief to the poor troop that has sold out of all their Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs and is left with nothing but a dining room full of Thanks-a-Lots and Daisy Go Rounds that aren't budging. Since I needed to pick up cookies yesterday for our booths this weekend, I sent out the requisite email first. The first responder was a Cookie Dad. There aren't too many of those in the world... lots of unofficial Cookie Dads like J.C., but real, true, certified Cookie Dads are a rare breed. He and I agreed on a drop-off time at my office. He mentioned in passing that he works for the cable company and drives a cable truck. As I was driving into work, I came upon a cable truck parked away from any buildings which looked like an odd parking spot for a cable guy who might have been called in for maintenance. I was approaching the truck quickly and couldn't immediately remember the name of the Cookie Dad I was supposed to be meeting a bit later. As I got near the truck, I yelled out, "Hey! Are you the Girl Scout Cookie guy??" Fortunately, he laughed and said that he was. We conducted the transfer there in the parking lot and both went on our ways. It occurred to me later that had this man NOT been "the Girl Scout Cookie guy", it would have been a very strange question to ask a total stranger... not sure what sort of look or response I might have received in that scenario!