Simon Vozick-Levinson
October 05, 2009 AT 02:15 PM EDT

Now, here’s a real “when life gives you lemons” story. Some paparazzi were camped near Steve Carell’s L.A. home, hoping to catch the Office star…walking out his door looking like a pretty normal dude? Being wildly un-scandalous? I guess even paparazzi get stuck with boring assignments sometimes. But I digress. The point of this tale: Carell’s daughter Annie, 8, decided to profit off the situation by selling ’em lemonade. Aww.

On the one hand, I applaud young Ms. Carell’s entrepreneurial spirit. Her dad told the San Francisco Chronicle that she made an impressive $36, though most of that appears to have come from generous tipper Billy Ray Cyrus. On the other hand, doesn’t she realize she’s only encouraging those obnoxious photogs? Once they decide to stalk you, they’re hard enough to get rid of even if you don’t offer them refreshing beverages!

Anyway, if you were one of Steve Carell’s neighbors, would you be willing to put up with constant paparazzi presence in exchange for reasonably-priced, conveniently-located lemonade? It’s a tough question, I know, so feel free to take a minute weighing pros and cons before answering.

Photo Credit: Sara De Boer/Retna

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