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Wanderer-MOTD
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Re: Things that make you go, "Hmm."

09-03-2013 10:47 AM in reply to: Charles_Shade
Yeah, a few years ago I heard about a local company who got sued because some idiot walked under one of the automobile gates in one of it's parking lots and the gate came down and hit them on the head. :-/

Really? How the **** is a company supposed to protect against hopeless morons like that?
I never heard the outcome.
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Message 22 of 106 (535 Views)

Re: Things that make you go, "Hmm."

09-03-2013 10:54 AM in reply to: Bob_Zurunkle

Bob_Zurunkle wrote:

This I read on a candy bar wrapper recently (bear in mind it was a Snickers or some such obviously peanut-containing product) -- "Warning: this product was made on equipment that may have been used to process peanuts..."


I think my favorite is still the company that got in trouble for not having "contains peanuts" on a bag of peanuts.

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Message 23 of 106 (533 Views)

Re: Things that make you go, "Hmm."

09-03-2013 11:31 AM in reply to: Charles_Shade

Or how about the people that sued McDonald's because thier coffee was too hot when they spilled in themselves because they had it sitting between thier legs while driving!

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Message 24 of 106 (524 Views)

Re: Things that make you go, "Hmm."

09-03-2013 12:06 PM in reply to: hwalker

"Obtuse" is the better variation on "thick".  "Mental rotundity" might be the best term of all though...

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Re: Things that make you go, "Hmm."

09-03-2013 12:39 PM in reply to: cbenner
Yeah, I always think of that one, too.
Whom do they sue when they make their own coffee at home and spill it on themselves?
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Message 26 of 106 (512 Views)

Re: Things that make you go, "Hmm."

09-03-2013 06:16 PM in reply to: Wanderer-MOTD

Well for that you get can get the:

Power Company: Electricity boiled the water

Mr. Coffee: After all they are the reason you make it at home.

The mug manufacturer: The cup did not have a warning that it may contain hot liquids.

The coffee manufacturer: The reason you have this addiction.

If you slipped: Mop-N-Glo

Maybe you read something moronic in the paper and had to guffaw: Lord knows there is plenty of that to print.

 

 

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Message 27 of 106 (505 Views)

Re: Things that make you go, "Hmm."

09-04-2013 01:01 AM in reply to: Charles_Shade

And if you don't have Mr Coffee. The company which made the kettle (yeah I know it's old fashioned) for not warning you that the contents could scold you (yeah the water bubbles out the words "You naughty boy I'm really hot so be careful")

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Murph
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Message 28 of 106 (518 Views)

Re: Things that make you go, "Hmm."

09-04-2013 04:24 AM in reply to: Wanderer-MOTD

The parents and the school system for making them so stupid.

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Message 29 of 106 (500 Views)

Re: Things that make you go, "Hmm."

09-04-2013 04:43 PM in reply to: Wanderer-MOTD

"Really? How the **** is a company supposed to protect against hopeless morons like that?"

 

Nothing is foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

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Message 30 of 106 (478 Views)

Re: Things that make you go, "Hmm."

09-05-2013 07:05 AM in reply to: graemev

graemev wrote:

Nothing is foolproof because fools are so ingenious.


Which is why I cannot wait for the insurance industry's push for home sprinkler systems to come to fruition.

Watch what happens when you give a million homeowners another system that they will not maintain and can screw up.

Oh and the lawsuits that come when someone dies in a sprinklered home.

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