Our future worries me.

I understand the occasional lawsuit.  A long time ago I thought the dumbest thing I’d ever hear about was someone spilling hot coffee on themselves and seeking money from the coffee maker.

The gauntlet has been thrown down by a teenage girl and her parents.  The girl was dumb enough to walk into a manhole because she was txt’ing and not watching where she was going.  Now the parents are filing suit against the city because their daughter is literally to dumb to walk down the sidewalk.

Many people reading about this blame the city, or the road crew for there not being ample barriers up preventing this.  I disagree, when you’re walking down the street; it is your job not to step in front of the bus, trip on uneven sidewalk, step on the small child playing with chalk, or fall into a freakin manhole.

My perosnal thought is that the city should pay for the teenager to have a hysterectomy, and a darwin award runner up plaque.



2 Responses to “Our future worries me.”

  1.   Sonja Says:

    I would agree with you unless the manhole didn’t have a cover. It is the cities responsibility to cover them. Although I still don’t think I would sue; I would laugh and say “I guess you’ve learned your lesson.”

    Hopefully she’s not old enough to drive and text! Yikes.

  2.   seth Says:

    The manhole was uncovered, thats why they’re suing. I think its ridiculous to blame someone else for not paying attention to where you’re going.

    Its right on par with someone blaming the city for not putting a barrier up when they drive into a corn field at a T intersection because “it had an approach though”.

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