Lemonade Not For Sale

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Lemonade Not For Sale
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Wed, 07-07-2010 - 5:00pm

Ahh...so jaded that we can't even accept a gesture of friendship.

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Registered: 07-24-2009
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 5:12pm

First of all, I seriously doubt this happened as she describes. At least I hope it didn't. If someone really said the things she claims she did, she's got serious issues with social interaction.

More importantly, her logic is ridiculous. She's trying to make the analogy that the kids don't have a right to give away the free lemonade, since their parents paid for the supplies and ingredients. Does it not occur to her that the parents are completely aware that the kids were giving away the lemonade, approved of it, and were maybe even proud of their kids' actions?

If we're drawing conclusions from this little story, the one I'm stuck on (again) is thank god we don't rely entirely on the "generosity" of individuals like the author to care for those in need.

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Registered: 04-09-2007
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 5:19pm

I wrongly attributed this to Michael Savage in another thread.

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Registered: 09-08-2006
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 5:30pm

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Registered: 03-10-2010
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 5:54pm
LOL! I read that post of yours in that other thread and didn't even make the connection between that and this. I'll blame it on my foggy brain syndrome. I wish your hubby could share his "take" on this with us. It might be good to get a laugh out of this. From reading the piece (in the OP), I got the impression that its author was sort of Aynd Randish and couldn't quite grasp the concept of human decency and was actually serious about counseling children to not give lemonade away for free.

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Registered: 03-10-2010
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 6:02pm
Good point! We've been told by the conservative movement that helping people in need should be done by charities not government. I'm guessing that relying on charity wouldn't exactly work all that well considering that there may be a significant portion of our citizenry that hold ideas like those of the writer of the OP article.

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Registered: 04-09-2007
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 6:12pm

I wish the "parents" of the story (if they do, indeed, exist) would come forward and say that the children actually didn't steal the ingredients of the lemonade and give it away for free.

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Registered: 01-14-2005
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 6:38pm

I would have insisted on giving the little girls some money, but instead of scolding them, I'd praise them for their generosity.

I wonder if Terry insists that her friends charge guests when they are invited to dinner in their homes? Pretty much the same thing, imo.

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Registered: 03-10-2010
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 6:48pm
It would be so cool if the parent did write in about the free lemonade stand. Maybe Savage would take a step back and see that others don't see life as merely an opportunity to profit, but as an opportunity to share. Perhaps Savage never experienced kindness without the expectation of an in-kind return. Maybe she could pay it forward if she sees the need to make the gesture into a transaction.

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Registered: 07-24-2009
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 7:01pm

One other thing - carry this through to Ms. Savage's logical conclusion...

What if, as she suggested, the kids did sell the lemonade, instead of giving it away? How ethical would it have been for them to pocket the profits when, according to the story, the supplies and ingredients came from their parents? Is that the lesson she wants the kids to learn?

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Registered: 04-09-2007
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 7:17pm


Sadly, it probably is.


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