Saturday, July 16, 2011

Safety Never Takes A Day Off

You never know, terrorists might have been financing this operation:
MIDWAY, Ga. (AP) -- Police in Georgia have shut down a lemonade stand run by three girls trying to save up for a trip to a water park, saying they didn’t have a business license or the required permits.

Midway Police Chief Kelly Morningstar says police also didn’t know how the lemonade was made, who made it or what was in it.

The girls had been operating for one day when Morningstar and another officer cruised by.

The girls needed a business license, peddler’s permit and food permit to operate, even on residential property. The permits cost $50 a day or $180 per year.

One girl, 14-year-old Casity Dixon, says the three had to listen to police and shut down.

The girls are now doing chores and yard work to make money.

Thank God we have such thorough professionals on the police force. You and I would just see little girls selling lemonade, but they sniff out a possible crime, even a potentially ghastly one. How did those kids make that lemonade? Was it Country Time or Minute Maid? Did they mix it with bottled water or was it from the tap? Was it fluoridated? You see the potential for dangerous mischief here?

And were they really saving the money to go to a water park, or were they going to do something else with the proceeds, like, say, donate them to an organization with possible terror links? If they were just going to a water park, why that particular one? Why not a different one? What’s the fascination with water parks, anyway? It’s just a park with water, right? Or is it? Maybe the police should investigate this, uh, “water park”…