Young Teen Cashes in on Paul Ryan Rally

An Oldsmar teen learned that you don't need a fancy lemonade stand to make money; plain old bottled water and a bit of determination will do just fine.

Josh Anderson made a nice chunk of change on the day Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Paul Ryan came to town.

The 13 year-old Oldsmar resident thought Ryan supporters might end up getting thirsty during the 1/3 mile walk from his neighborhood to R.E. Olds Park where Ryan was scheduled to speak Saturday. 

So, Anderson made a sign, gathered some water bottles and set up shop on the corner of his street.

"I'm going to make some money selling bottled water for $1 each," he said cheerfully as he sat on the corner.

Anderson had not yet made any sales when Patch spoke to him at 8 a.m.

However, that all changed by 12:30 that afternoon, after the rally ended and everyone was walking back to their cars.

Anderson was still on the corner, looking a bit ragged from being in the sun all morning. His younger sidekick was no longer in the stroller; a 32-pack of bottled water sat in the little kid's place.

A steady stream of people walked by as Anderson beamed and told Patch the good news about his moneymaking venture, "I made $65!"  

Way to go, Josh!

Samuel Clemens September 17, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Hopefully he is a good little citizen slave and pays Uncle Sam his cut!!


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