Monday, May 05, 2008

Behold–The Lemonade Wagon

So Fisher got this idea on the way to Washington a couple weeks ago to start a lemonade stand. Daily he would come to me with thoughts of how “totally awesome” it was going to be (he’s a child of a child of the 80’s). Mostly he just dwelled on how awesome it was going to be to make money...lots of it. Honestly, I was supportive when it came up, but I didn’t really think he’d follow through with it. Then Saturday he arose early. I’m sorry to say that I was a little less than supportive that day, but he would not relent.

Then we went to church yesterday, and Lance Wallnau was the guest speaker. Suffice it say that it had a lot to do with radically advancing God’s kingdom in every sphere of society including business. I felt a little convicted (for a number of reasons but that’s a different post). After church I had a very serious talk with Fish. Below is the portion where the light bulb flickered above Fisher’s head.

Dad: So what do you want to do about this lemonade stand?
Fisher: I wanna build it out at the street and sell to everybody in the neighborhood.
Dad: But we live on a cul-de-sack.
Fisher: What’s a cul-de-sack?

-fast forward-

Dad: ...that’s why nobody likes our next door neighbor, and no one will come down here to buy your lemonade.
Fisher: [thoughtful pause] I need to take the lemonade to where they are!

Ding Ding Ding There it is. Fisher took a long hard look at the supply and demand of lemonade in the Balmoral market. He had always been a “bricks and mortar” kinda guy, but a quick market analysis uncovered the need for a more nimble approach. The Lemonade Wagon made its maiden voyage yesterday during the hottest part of the day. He scoped out every parched person in the great outdoors as he circled the neighborhood like a bicycling shark. When he returned 45 minutes later, he had only two ounces of lemonade left in his pitcher, 11 straws left in the box and nine dollars now bulging out his pocket.

Taylor: You made how much in 45 minutes?


rhonda said...

I'm Fiiiiiiiiiiiiisher the welcome wagon!

Anonymous said...


RE: The back fender/trailer hitch - I. Love. It.

Will you ask Fish if I can send him a support letter? Thanks.


Kaitlyn Hickey said...

Genius...Pure Genius...