You Ever Have To Sell This? #1LinerWeds

Source: Lamebook.com

World’s Finest Chocolate is made in Chicago, so you know that damn near every school in the city and suburbs had at least one chocolate sale. Fortunately, the one we had was nothing like the one in The Chocolate War


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21 thoughts on “You Ever Have To Sell This? #1LinerWeds

  1. I can’t recall ever having to sell anything when I was a kid, but I helped my kids sell a lot of chocolate bars through the years. I bought a lot of them myself..

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  2. We sold those bars too for CYO sports fundraising. Delicious, big sellers for only $1 a pop. For school the fundraiser was usually the overpriced wrapping paper. I sure could go for one right about now. Oh and thanks for the new book for my TBR queue. I’ve heard of the Chocolate Wars and may have even seen parts of the movie but now I need to read the book.

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    1. I’ve never read the book, but I’ve seen the movie and could relate to it. Maybe I’ll read the book eventually.

      Wrapping paper has to be about the most useless stuff anyway. What school administrator things selling wrapping paper is a great idea for a fundraiser?

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        1. Exactly. Why pay a fortune for something that’s just going to be torn off a package and thrown away? Most people I know buy their wrapping paper at Target the day after Christmas, when it’s all marked down real cheap so they don’t have to put it in their back room and save it until next Christmas. I even know people who wrap their gifts in newsprint. Why not?

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  3. I never sold chocolate bars door to door, but I’ve bought my fair share. Been approached by parents at my place of employment (when that was a thing) a time or three as well. Also been approached by parents at church. Yeah, that chocolate has found a home here…!

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    1. Nothing like walking into the breakroom at the office and finding every table covered with order blanks for Girl Scout cookies, wrapping paper and gift bags, World’s Finest chocolate, gourmet popcorn etc. etc. I can sympathize, but if you bought something from everyone’s kid, you’d go broke.

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  4. Aside from Girl Scout cookies, the thing I remember selling as a kid was actually greenery. Wreaths, garlands… that kind of thing. I have never figured out why, or who thought that was a good idea, but we did it every year. You’d sell it in advance, and then, when it was delivered to the “responsible adult’s” home, you (well, your parents) would have to go and pick it up, and deliver it to the customer. To this day, I can’t tell you the color of “responsible adult’s” sofa. I’ve never seen it, even though I’ve been in his living room a few dozen times!

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    1. The big thing here is wrapping paper and gift bags. Anything green, like wreaths and garlands, is hard to do as a school sale. The Altar Boys at church sell Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands, but have them all in the parking lot.

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