It seems like we have this same story every summer. Somewhere in Smalltown, America Little Suzi’s Lemonade Stand is shutdown by local police because Little Suzi is not adhering to government regulations, licensing, and the local health code. No, I’m not joking. This one, this year just happens to be in Tyler, Texas. And Little Suzi now needs a business license and an inspection from the health department before she’s in business.
I just have to wonder how many people across the nation used to get sick from the local lemonade stand. It must have been in epidemic proportions for it to be such a widespread issue that little kids now need a “license” to sell lemonade. Or is it because those “greedy corporations” can’t afford to share a piece of the profits with Little Suzi’s Lemonade Stand around the corner? Seriously! What gives?
Has something like this happened in your town? I’d love to hear about it! Let me know… then go down to your local city council meeting and make some noise so that our kids can spread their entrepreneurial wings. Sometimes all it takes is one voice of reason.
In the meantime… Little Suzi (7 and 8-year-old Andria and Zoey Green of Tyler, Texas) has decided to “give” their lemonade away and will be accepting donations for their savings account. Where there’s a will, there’s a capitalist way!
H/T Story and video still via WesternJournalism