Every summer, the same issue surfaces. Kids try to run a lemonade stand, and the law shuts them down without a proper permit from the city. This time it happened in Texas. (I would not be surprised if this happened in – oh, I don’t know – the people’s republic of Maryland.) But Texas? The number one job producer in the country?
The 7 and 8 year old girls, who had been at it for an hour and earned $25, were approached by a policeman telling them they needed a $150 permit. So the girls have opted instead to give away the lemonade and gladly take donations.
If lemonade stands are such a serious threat to the community, perhaps cities need to appoint special vice squads to root out these illegal operations. Let’s throw in bake sales while we’re at it. That’ll teach those budding entrepreneurs and their moms!