Okay, most of us probably set up lemonade stands as kids. Earned a pocketful of change, had something to do on a hot afternoon, participated in free enterprise at its most basic level, and since we got the cups and Kool-Ade mix from our parents, it cost us nothing but time. Good wholesome experience, I get that. But I was just interrupted by my doorbell, and for the second time in the two weeks since school's been out, it was neighborhood kids selling lemonade door to door--for a dollar, no less! Hyperinflation, or are they charging me for the inconvenience of having them invade my space?
This bugs me on so many levels. First of all, what parents let their kids go ringing doorbells through the neighborhood. Ever heard of stranger danger, people? Kids have no way of knowing how annoying solicitors are. And it's one thing to walk by a lemonade stand on the street and politely say no, it's another altogether to have two of your daughter's friends on the doorstep peddling their wares. What happened to the handmade sign and the card table on the front lawn?
Okay, rant over. Have any of you experienced these new young entrepreneurs?
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