An ornery Savannah resident’s complaint about a Girl Scout cookie-selling station at the intersection of Oglethorpe Avenue and Bull Street brought to a close a decades-old Girl Scouts tradition of setting up shop outside the childhood home of the organization’s founder, Juliette Low.
According to Savannah zoning administrator Randolph Scott, (RANDOLPH SCOTT!?! Raaaaaaannnnnndoooolllph Scoottt!!!!) the location of the troop’s table — a public sidewalk — violates city ordinance. He says he tried to find a loophole or a workaround, but to no avail. “I know it doesn’t look good,” Scott is quoted as saying. “However, other businesses won’t care if it’s the Girl Scouts or March of Dimes. They’re going to say, ‘Why can’t I sit out front and solicit business?’.”
Downtown Savannah Alderman Van Johnson said he was looking into convincing the City Council to grant the Girl Scouts a variance to allow them to sell outside Low’s house during the cookie season.
There's nothing more important the stopping those doggamned girls from selling those vile cookies on street corners. Nothing.