Lemonade stands? Please. A Girl Scout standing outside of Walmart begging people to buy cookies? No thanks.
Kids now know how to hustle much, much smarter than they did years ago. Just check out Danielle Lei, the Bay Area snack-seller who got her boxes of Thin Mints off the easy way: she stood outside a marijuana clinic.
“Thirteen-year-old Girl Scout Danielle Lei proved she’s a smart cookie when she set up her stand last Monday and sold the iconic cookies outside The Green Cross medical marijuana clinic in San Francisco.
“Danielle sold 117 boxes in two hours, 37 more than she sold within the same time frame outside a local grocery store the following day.”
Brilliance. And as it turns out, the girl’s mom was in on it. In fact, she called ahead to the Green Clinic to get an okay before having her two daughters set up shop and it isn’t the first weed shop they’ve posted in front of.
“Carol said her two middle-school-aged daughters have sold Girl Scout cookies outside a medical marijuana clinic before, though this was the first time they stopped by The Green Cross. She usually has them set up shop at various points around San Francisco so they can learn about different environments while earning some cash. Plus, Carol figured this might be a good way to start a conversation about drugs and how some use marijuana as medicine while others just get high.
“‘You put it in terms that they may understand,’ Carol said. ‘I’m not condoning it, I’m not saying go out in the streets and take marijuana [...] It also adds a little bit of cool factor. I can be a cool parent for a little bit.’”
Photo: Green Cross