The Girl Scouts were selling cookies outside a store the other day and I got three boxes of the Thin Mints. Now that's restraint.
I have considerable cookie experience, as befits a man of my years. You have little to teach me about butter cookies, chocolate chip, the Pepperidge Farm varieties, vanilla wafers, peanut butter cookies, ginger snaps, Oreos, sugar cookies, macaroons or Lorna Doones. But even as a boy I knew that Thin Mints were not just the best Girl Scout cookies — they were the best cookies anywhere.
For one thing, they were harder to get than any other cookie. You couldn't get them at the store. You couldn't even get them when the Girl Scouts first came around selling them. Your mother had to order them, and they arrived about 10 years later. But when they arrived, they were worth the wait.