Hold on- there it is! An idea, that is.
So, What is the only day of the year that people are willing to open their door to strangers? HALLOWEEN of course. What is the second reason people are willing to open their door throughout the year you ask? GIRL SCOUT COOKIES!
Now, I know you're thinking "where is he going with this?" Bare with me for a minute. I have two trains of thought for this. The first idea, which is a kind of a marketing idea, I'll get back to.
IDEA 2: How funny would a girl scout costume be paired with a costume of a box of thin mints? Why didn't I think of this before Halloween? Oh well, there is always next year. Ok, back to the first idea.
IDEA 1: If I did marketing/advertising for Girl Scouts, I would make Halloween the biggest selling day of the year. Firstly, the couple of days before H-day, people are out buying candy. Lots of candy. So, I would think about a few things. First of all, why doesn't Girl Scout have a store based cookie line that served cookies all year-round? People would buy the bejeezus out of it. I would even buy little mini-thin mints in a bag. I would start trick or treating again if thin mints were thrown into my cheap plastic pumpkin bucket. Also, wouldn't it be great if Girl Scouts put up cookie stands around town for a couple of days? The money would flow like Fabio's hair.
But before I go too deep into their cookie production on a store level, let's talk about door-to-door here for a minute. Where the *expletive have you been, Girl Scouts? I need some cookies! How many people turn down little girls trying to sell cookies??? NOBODY opens the door and doesn't buy cookies. So who is stopping Girl Scouts of America from selling on October 31st? Think about it. There is millions of people waiting on little kids to come to their door to give candy to. What a PERFECT opportunity to buy Girl Scout cookies. I would wait for those little brats by the door every year to buy some cookies. It would be like I was 20 years younger waiting on Santa to bring me a shiny new bicycle. It makes perfect sense. Girl Scouts could revolutionize their business. It is a perfect marriage of spOOky and cOOkie. God, I could market the hell out of it. It would be like taking candy from a baby. Well it would actually be more like giving candy to a baby and buying cookies from them too....but you catch my drift. You can tell who is home by their lights and decorations usually, so you could skip all the other houses- helping out with efficiency.
Anyways. I wish I could elaborate further, but I need to sleep. Feel free to leave comments/questions. I'll have something up new pretty soon.