Friday, 11 March 2011

More Crazy Lawsuits

Money for morons
A woman in Claymont, Delaware, successfully sued the owner of a night club when she fell from the bathroom window to the floor and knocked out two of her front teeth.  This occurred while she was trying to sneak in through the window to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge.  She was awarded $12,000 and dental expenses.

A woman from Oklahoma bought a brand new Winnebago motor home.  On her first trip, she drove onto a freeway, set the cruise control at 70mph, and calmly left the driver's seat to go into the back and make herself a sandwich!  The vehicle left the freeway and crashed.  The woman sued Winnebago for not advising in the owner's manual that you couldn't do what she did.   She was awarded $1,750,000, plus a new motor home.   The company actually changed their manual on the basis of this suit, just in case there were any other complete morons around.

How did we ever survive? part 2
Further to the previous post on things we used to do in the "olden days", how about things we used to eat?
My mum used to grate chocolate for our sandwiches to take to school as a treat some days.
We used to love white bread broken into a bowl and sprinkled with white sugar with milk pour over it.  If you were lucky, and you were the first with the bottle of milk, you could pour the cream off the top onto your bread (that's if Mum hadn't shaken the bottle first).
Bread or toast and dripping was yummy with salt and pepper.   It was real dripping - cow fat - not oil.
Condensed milk was a favourite spread on bread, and cinnamon and sugar were great on toast, with lots of butter - again, it was real butter, not margarine.

Claremont Primary School, 1952.   That's me, second row from the front, 5 from the right, 6 years old.

Bits & pieces
If you have to ask a question, you may feel ignorant for a while, but if you don't ask the question, you will remain ignorant for the rest of your life.

Don't feel bad if somebody calls you mean; feel bad if you are mean.

Everything is funny if it happens to someone else.

The trouble with reading labels is that you realise you are washing dishes with detergent made with real lemon juice, and drinking lemonade made with artificial flavourings!

The height of folly is to live poor so you can die rich.

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Why me?
Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS due to infected blood during an operation.
He received many letters from fans, one of whom asked "Why did God have to let this happen to you?"
Ashe replied "50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 500,000 become good at tennis, 50,000 reach the circuit, 5,000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 reach the semi final, 2 reach the finals,  1 wins.   When I won, I didn't ask God, "Why me?"  So why would I ask "Why me?" now?"

And finally....
Many times over the years I have tried to remember the names of the seven dwarfs, for no other reason than I wanted to be able to remember them!  Every time, I managed 5 or usually 6, but could never get the whole lot at once.   In case you have the same problem, here they are - write them down like I did eventually, then you'll always know who they are.
Sleepy,  Dopey,  Grumpy,  Doc,  Happy,  Sneezy,  Bashful

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