Friday, February 20, 2009

Fx4: Dick Cheney, Cookie Monster

Don't know the reasoning behind the above snap, but former Veep Dick Cheney definitely has a smile on his face as he cruises around on that Segway. No, Mrs. Scribe did not cage this Strange Snap...US News & World Report did, in 2002.


The Vice President & Ella Numera Una are tight, you see. Mrs. Scribe's eldest often refers to Mr. Cheney as the original Girl Scout Cookie Monster.

Follow us back to March 2001. The VP had just undergone one of those "procedures" that have plagued him for about as long as his ailing ticker has. A couple days after the Veep was released from the hospital, Ella Numera Una, an 8th-grader at the time, & her Girl Scout Troop staked out some shopping center space for a Saturday afternoon of selling Thin Mints & Samoas.

Sales were slow, but the thrill level at the Scouts' Cookie Table multiplied by a factor of about 100 as soon as a series of black, window-tinted Suburbans shooshed into the parking lot.

Shoosh! Slam! Scrreeeeek! Tap. Tap. Tap.

Those DC-area kids knew what was up. Secret Service, shore 'nuf!

Ella Numera Una & her friend, Lesley, determined that a Very Important DC Type was headed for the Borders Books located at their end of the shopping center. The 2 little middle-schoolers decided they'd scoot into the bookstore before the entourage reached it, thereby securing an advantageous angle for VIDCT-Viewing..

Low & Behold...in strides the Vice President, 7 Secret Service Types in tow.

Mr. Cheney spoke to a clerk, who procured a book for him. Ella & Lesley spied from behind a bookshelf. Mr. Cheney soon departed. And that's where the Girl Scout Cookies come in.

The VP pulled an agent aside before he exited the Borders. The Secret Service guy nodded, left the store, & headed on out to Camp Cookies.

"One box of Thin Mints, please," the Great Big Agent asked the Tiny Little Scouts.

Lots of whispering, exchanging glances, surreptitious snickering. One box Thin Mints, indeed!

"But didn't the Vice President just get out of the hospital?" Ella Una inquired. "Wasn't it a heart thing?"

Playing along with Candid Carrie & her Friday Foto Finish Fiesta. She's Grandma to that other Cookie Monster.

Editor's Note: Created as part of Mrs. Scribe's February contribution to the Random Complexity Writing Challenge. 373 words.

11 comments:

Stesha said...

Follow Wenda!

Susie said...

Too funny!! Maybe the cookies weren't for him...yeah right...those things are the best:-)

koopermom said...

Stopping by from SITS, have a great weekend!!

Veggie Mom said...

I'll bet those girls felt pretty important to be selling cookies to a Secret Service agent!

BoufMom9 said...

OMGosh! What a fantastic memory and story. Very cool GS moment!
Happy Friday!

(following Wenda too!)

Z's Mom said...

ha....that's his "Penguin" smile....you know....from Batman....its more of a sneer really.

I'd like to say that cookies weren't for him...but men never do what they are told. So I'm thinking they were.....either that or he has ONE kind bone in his body and was just supporting the girl scouts.

Mama Krit said...

haha! Too funny! Great blog by the way!

Columbia Lily said...

that is A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Seriously. It should be in the vice-Presidential papers. Way to go Ella Numero Dos (Uno?)

Candid Carrie said...

Obviously not all cookie monsters are created equally!

Happy Fx4

Carrie

Ryan Ashley Scott@Optimistic Cynicism said...

Haha! That Ella is one smart cookie herself, huh?

Speaking of thin mints... gotta run!

Marrdy said...

I don't think Girl Scouts cookies can ever be bad for you!

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