On being full of citrus

Bureaucrats gotta bureaucrat:

A trio of brothers set up a lemonade stand over Memorial Day in Denver, CO, as a way of raising money to donate to the charity. They operated near the Denver Arts Festival, selling cups of lemonade for about a seventh of the cost of the official Arts Festival vendors. Someone called the police and they had to shut the boys down because they did not have the needed permits. No one knows exactly who squealed, but my suggestion is for police to see who at the Festival looked the most like someone who’d been sucking on lemonade’s base ingredient — because anyone who would call the cops on a kids lemonade stand which is raising money for charity has earned the label sourpuss.

Compassion International to the rescue:

Anyway, the stand got shut down and the boys’ mom started a Kickstarter campaign to raise some money to be sent to one of CI’s sponsored children. Then the company itself heard of the matter and invited the boys to set up a stand in their parking lot. Which, the Denver Chamber of Commerce would like you to ignore, is in Colorado Springs.

Between their sales in the parking lot and the Kickstarter fundraiser, the boys collected more than $8,000 for the charity and their sponsored child.

I recommend you add this incident to your personal list of Things To Do In Denver When You’re A Douchebag.

1 comment

  1. McGehee »

    14 June 2018 · 3:55 pm

    Probably a top exec for the International Brotherhood of Retail Citrus Beverage Vendors, seeking to enforce his union’s collectively bargained monopoly.

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