Here’s a weird, weird, weird trend — almost on par with parents getting worried over the fact that their children are hugging:
A county official in Oregon has apologized after a 7-year-old’s business venture was soured because health inspectors shut down her lemonade stand. (via.)
Seven children selling lemonade were told by police they had to close up shop — because they didn’t have a permit.
Cops went sour on a group of kids after a resident in the Haverford Township, Pa., neighborhood sicced police on the youngsters for selling lemonade on a residential street.
Police told the kids, including 5-year-old triplets, that they were violating the law, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
As this local news report shows, the aptly named Daniela Earnest of Tulare, California had her lemonade stand shut down by town officials. (It turns out the stand lacked proper business permits.)
While shutting down dozens of Mexican ice cream vendors during Sunday’s San Francisco Symphony concert in Dolores Park, police also put an end to a successful lemonade stand that kids were running.
And this — which — after he was kicked out by the cops for not having a permit — was replaced by another lemonade stand run by ‘adults’ — just by coincidence:
Doug Mades has become a fixture in Newburyport over the last five years with his small business venture. He has been on television (briefly), in the paper, endured profits and losses and even was the subject of a police investigation three years ago about whether he needs a permit to run his business. Doug is a 12-year-old, running a lemonade stand on the weekends at the side of the street.