Saturday, August 7, 2010

7 Year Old's Lemonade Stand Shut Down By Health Inspector

Ok this didn't happen in NYC but I just had to mention it because it was too funny...or is it tragic? Apparently a health inspector in Oregon was a little overzealous in doing his job when he shut down a little girls lemonade stand threatening a $500 fine. Come on, is he serious? In fact he was completely serious. In Oregon you must have a permit to have a lemonade stand....what?!? A permit that costs a whopping $120 bucks! Wow, talk about overblown government. The county's top elected official, Chairman Jeff Cogen, was quick to apologize directly to the little girl and her family. He said..."A lemonade stand is a classic American kid thing to do and I don't want to be in the business of shutting that down." He also said that he felt that the inspectors are supposed to use their best professional judgement and that they needed to use their limited resources for other areas. You think? Stupid.

No comments:

Post a Comment