Lemonade Stand Operation Goes Sour

Posted: July 21, 2011 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives
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It’s getting harder and harder these days for a kid to make a buck or two, and it just got that much harder. Recently in Georgia, a police officer barred three teenage girls from selling lemonade. His excuse: they did not have a business license or the correct forms. If the girls were to get the required forms, it would have cost them $50/day for each permit; they needed three.
 
The girls have since been forced to shut down the shop and look for an alternative way to save up money for their water park trip. Lemonade stands keep kids from getting bored in the summer. What else are they supposed to do if they are not making crappy lemonade and trying to sell it to strangers walking by? Perhaps, if they had a snack, say a donut, to go along with their refreshing lemonade, the officer might have cut them some slack.
 
-Nicole Fisher
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