Jerry Seinfeld and family “busted” for selling lemonade for charity a few years ago. (In NY.)
See, without licensing pandas might take over the industry!
$700 for selling tamales out of the house is excessive. If the city had a real problem with this woman they should have issued her a warning first. And even then they really should have minded their own business. So what if she’s selling tamales to help make ends meet?
Was she inconveniencing neighbors? We don’t know. If she was perhaps a warning was justified. But a $700 fine with no warning? That’s unreasonable. Plus the real issue here is likely that she had not paid for a permit,
The horrible days before shampooing licenses.
Seems legit. There are many nuances to shampooing that we lay people don’t even know exist. And what of emergency situations? What if one has a head full of shampoo and the water suddenly runs out? Shampoo would begin to get in one’s eyes. One might not even be able to find one’s way out of the bathroom. And even if one could find the door one’s hands would be covered in shampoo and so turning the door handle might be impossible.
Let’s licence everything! Breathing. Eating. Teaching someone how best to maximize a workout. There is no place the regulators should not be. We must be kept safe! Please government and cronies, please, please keep us safe – from ourselves! And if you can enrich yourself while keeping me safe from myself that would be even better!
In most situations occupational licensing is just a scam. If you want to be a brain surgeon, or even a pilot, then OK I am not going to get bent out of shape over you having to get a license. But a hair dresser? That’s very different.