File Under “Are you kidding me?!”
Gummit (Government) Morons
Recently, USA Today reported that two enterprising and entrepreneurial kids, home from school for the day due to a snow storm were accosted by police.
The two friends were canvasing a neighborhood near this borough’s border with Bridgewater early Monday evening, handing out fliers promoting their service, when they were pulled over by police and told to stop.
The story was shared on a popular Bound Brook Facebook group by a resident who saw one of them being questioned by police after coming to his door.
“Are you kidding me? Our generation does nothing but complain about his generation being lazy and not working for their money,” he wrote on Bound Brook NJ Events’ page. “Here’s a couple kids who take the time to print up flyers, walk door to door in the snow, and then shovel snow for some spending money. And someone calls the cops and they’re told to stop?”
Evidently this town, like many others in the state and country, has a law against unlicensed solicitors and peddlers.
Are your friggin kidding me?!
These kids should be applauded for their entrepreneurial spirit not vilified as criminals. What message is being sent here? “Go home and sit on your arse?”
USA Today continued: “Similar bans around the country have put the kibosh on other capitalist rites of passage, such as lemonade stands and selling Girl Scouts cookies”. Evidently, sheepish idiots who have no spine need a law to keep them safe from 7 year old girls selling baked goods.
This generation, rightly or wrongly, has been characterized as lazy-thumb-clicking-twatering-entitlists. They need all of the positive press they can get.
I don’t know about you, but I am outraged at the colossal stupidity of rules like this, the people that make the laws and the cowards hiding from those menacing girl scouts.
You all have an open invitation to ask to shovel my walk, wash my car, mow my lawn and of course, sell me some thin mints.