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Gov't Workers Shut Down 7-Year-Old's Lemonade Stand

4:31:00 AM

There's nothing better on a hot summer day than a cold glass of lemonade.

As a kid, my brothers and I never had the notion of setting up a lemonade stand, but it's still a pretty popular past-time for kids across the nation. Granted, they don't charge 10-cents a cup anymore...

Government officials at any level - county, state, federal - wouldn't concern themselves with the legality of a lemonade stand, would they? I mean, I guess technically any kid who sells lemonade on the corner is cheating the government out of a few dollars worth of taxes.

But they're kids!

In Portland, Oregon, a 7-year-old girl named Julie set up a lemonade stand at an art fair. Her mom helped her get everything set up and make the lemonade.

I can imagine this little girl was super excited to be selling her lemonade at a festival!

But some government inspectors shut her down because she didn't have a license to sell her lemonade.

Since when does a 7-year-old have to have a business license to sell lemonade?!

Needless to say, the following day the county chairman called Julie and her mom to personally apologize.

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3 comments

  1. You have got to be kidding me? Now the man is even bringing down KIDS?

    I'm so embarrased to be American.

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  2. Julie should hate that county chairman forever. Like FOREVER!

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  3. When I saw this story on the wire I had to read it twice. Seriously, who shuts down a 7-year-old's lemonade stand?! Crazy.

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