Lemonade Stand

Made it into Kansas City Saturday afternoon, greeted at the airport car rental return by two excited nieces.  By late afternoon the girls decided they needed to set up a lemonade stand.  Tray tables were set up by the curb, a pitcher of lemonade and a stack of cups placed on them.  Two handwritten signs advertised the goods and a portable stereo provided the tunes.


Just opened for business with two enthusiastic entrepreneurs.


Eventually, boredom sets in.  Few cars passing by and those that do, smile and wave but don’t stop to buy lemonade.  A neighbor walks by with her dogs, stops to chat for a while and donates fifty cents to the cause.


Eventually, dad is pressed into service.  Another two neighbors come over and buy two cups of lemonade, paying a dollar and leaving their change as a tip.


Eventually, Jasper is left to work the stand, looking forlornly for customers.  The day’s take: $1.50


0 thoughts on “Lemonade Stand

  1. Well there’s the problem Chris; everyone knows that to make a product more appealing you up it’s price.Charge two dollars a glass and see how many takers they get! 🙂

  2. @Wangium – Talk about someone blowing things out of proportion.  Jeesh!@murisopsis – Jasper realized that should a customer show up, he didn’t have the opposable thumbs to pour them a drink.@z_stands_for – Isn’t it, though?  =D@Roadlesstaken – @yang1815 – @marc11864 – I’ll admit they hadn’t done a lot of market research to select an appropriate price point.@foggysunnymorning – Good way to finance the summer vacation!@jandsschultz – Agreed.

  3. Of course the price has changed.  Lemonade used to be a nickel.  Sheesh.  Inflation.  Still, regardless of price, all lemonade stands run by children should be patronized,  It’s good karma and it makes the babies smile/

  4. Ah the joys of a summer lemonade stand!  My son had one when he was seven years old and couldn’t understand just why his lemonade wasn’t selling!!  What was worse,..the two people who bought the lemonade from him made faces and poured it out on the ground.  I asked him if he had tasted his brew before he tried to sell it!!  Poor little boy says,.”No mommy,..you taste it!!”I did taste his brew and I found that he had mixed up the SALT sack for the sugar sack!!  Ugggggh!  His lemonade had a kick to it that would have knocked a mule out cold!!

  5. This reminds me of the time when Saadi and Sayeed were young and did that. M and I were the biggest customers it seems.. and the toilet in the bathrooms just kept goiing. Every time a neighbout stopped by and donated or got a drink and paid more than the 25cents, they would come running into the house to tell me about the great amount they had collected. Beautiful memory!

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