An 11-year-old Girl Scout just proved that some people are born salesmen, or saleswomen as the case may be.
When little Charlotte McCourt learned that her father’s close friend was “rich” she saw an opportunity and seized the day. While her father was away she snuck into his office and sent an email to his friend.
The result is possibly the most brilliant, honest, and hilarious sales pitch we’ve ever heard.
It turns out her father is also friends with Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe. As part of his weekly video blog, Mike read Charlotte’s letter and her story immediately went viral. Since then she has sold more than 24,000 boxes of cookies with more than 7,000 boxes donated to soldiers on active duty.
Little Charlotte has set the all time sales record for a single scout.
Listen to her fantastic pitch below. This little girl has a bright future in sales and marketing!
Dear Mr. Michaelson,
I am Sean Patrick McCourt’s daughter. The only time I ever met you was in Disney World, it was some time ago. I have been informed that you may want to purchase a few Girl Scout cookie boxes for our troops fighting overseas. This is good news.
First, let me say that I belong to troop 22918. We’re a minuscule but mighty troop of 5 people. I always sell the most boxes of anyone in my troop. My goal this year is 300 because that’s how many delectable cookie boxes I sold last year. I do hope you’ll purchase a few boxes from my website, the link is below.
Most importantly I would like to tell you about the cookies themselves, for some of the descriptions I’m afraid use false advertising. Note: I am rating all of the boxes on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the best, 1 being the worst.
Let’s begin with Savannah Smiles. Savannah Smiles are like sweet lemon wedges with just the right balance of sweet and sour. This cookie gets a 7 for its divine taste.
Next is the Trefoil. This is a plain peanut butter cookie that pairs nicely with any hot drink. I give it a 6 because alone it’s kind of boring
The Do-si-do is a peanut butter sandwich. I give it a 5 for its unoriginality and its blandness.
The next cookies is the Samoa. Wow! The Samoa! I give it a 9. The Samoa has amazing flavor.
Now, lets discuss the Tag-a-long. If you don’t like peanut butter, do not buy this cookie. However I give it an 8 for the chocolate peanut butter combination. Inspired.
Next is the Thin Mint. I give it a 9 for the delectable chocolate mint combination. Also inspired.
Then comes the S’more cookie. If you have a wild sense of adventure, try the S’more. Full disclosure, I have not tried the S’more so I cannot rate it in good conscience.
Last, and yes I’m sorry to say least, is the Toffeetastic. The Toffeetastic is a bleak flavorless gluten-free wasteland. I am telling you it’s as flavorless as dirt.
Notice Mr. Michaelson how none of the cookie boxes are rated a 10? There’s a reason for this, it’s because the only way to get a 10 is by donating a box, any box. It helps strike a spark into the treacherous lives of those men and women protecting our country and keeping America safe. Please, won’t you honor them by donating a box of Girl Scout cookies?
To recap; my name is Charlotte and I love being honest with my clients. The Girl Scout organization can sometimes use false advertising. These ratings are only my opinion, yours may vary.
After reading the letter through tears of laughter Mike shared her website link and recommended any Fortune 500 company looking for new hires to follow up with little Charlotte in a few more years.
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