As a Girl Scout leader and service unit manager, what that woman did was low. I know just how hard those girls work to sell those cookies and how excited they are when they plan what they are going to do with the money. They give up their weekends, their parents give up their weekends to drive the girls and man the booths (and the troop leaders give up the whole month of cookie season). They knock on doors, pester grandma...
While maybe to us ol' retail hands this sort of work is child's play--to girls it is hard. I have had my girls get up at 7am on a Saturday morning so they can get over to the cookie mom's house to get the cookies loaded and to the booth at 8am, and do this in all sorts of weather. Then for 4 to 6 hours (depending on their age, 2 hours if they are brownies or daisy) politely ask strangers to buy cookies. We are very big on being polite, and as Service Unit Manger it is my job to drive around and watch the girls and ask the mangers of the stores who let us have booth if the girls are following rules and being friendly and polite. On the whole I usually don't have trouble with the girls. (The parents... that can be a different story)
While most of the time people are nice to the girls even if they are not buying, we still get the same sort of crap that other retail slaves get. When my girls were just 5th graders I had a woman we had never seen before come up to a booth I had with my girls and throw a box of cookies at us--fucking threw a box of cookies at my 10 year old girls-- because her husband picked the type she hated. And then demanded she get a different box.
Girl Scouting goes from kindergarten to 12th grade, so we have older teenagers who still some times do booths, and guys think it is funny to hit on a girl while she is working a booth. Even though they think they are old enough to run a booth on their own, and at 16 and 17 years old I see their point; it is because of skeevy guys who would hit on them (or the total NAT who tries to steal their money) that we do not let them run a booth on their own. But even with an adult at the booth some jerk will still try to get their phone number. I've had my older girls hit on by grown men.
Then I have one girl in my own personal troop is only 14 years old, but oh my gosh is 5 foot 9in already. She had mix Italian and Spanish heritage so she has the amazing olive skin, gorgeous hair; I'm not exaggerating when I say this girl looks like a super model. But she is the sweetest thing. Thankfully she is really too young yet for her to notice the men who are noticing her. But I swear it makes me want to bring a rifle to all our cookie booths and sit out front and polish it while the men are getting their cookies.
I've had the Christians try to convert us, give us tracts or tell us we are godless sinners and going to hell because we allow gays to join our ranks.
As for Girl Scouting stories---there are times when I think I could start my own blog called the "Dark Side of Girl Scouting" And fill it full of the crap I get from parents who think because their daughter sold the most cookies in the troop then her daughter should be able to say what the troop does with the money. Or the leaders who need to be hand held though their first year, or the crazy parents. Did I mention the crazy parents? Or the crap I get from my regional council who send me paperwork 2 days pass the due date and then ask why it isn't done on time....
So yes, to me I know what those girls have to do to raise that money and for that asshole to just spend it on herself... That just pisses me off to no end. I'm sorry--this is just a subject that is near and dear to me since I have dedicates so much time and effort to the scouts.