[Plaintiff Sharon] Shea insists the coffee was too hot and the workers didn't fasten the lids tightly enough.Some observations come to mind here:
"The [drive-thru] girl had positioned them where they were in the same line [on the tray], they weren't cattycorner," said Shea, 60.
- The coffee was too hot—Coffee is made with boiling water. Okay? Everyone understand that now?
- The workers didn't fasten the lids tightly enough—What? You're driving away with cups of boiling-hot liquid on the seat next to you, and you didn't think to make sure the lids were secure?
- They weren't cattycorner—You noticed this, and you knew that wasn't a stable configuration, and yet you did nothing to correct this before driving away?
Some brave restaurant chain ought to post a sign saying something to the effect of the following:
Gotta do SOMETHING to eliminate popular sympathy for these plaintiffs. It's not a David-and-Goliath thing; nine times out of ten, it's greed (not to mention an utter failure to admit personal responsibility for one's actions).
Frivolous lawsuits -- both actual and threatened -- account for x% of the cost you pay for food at this establishment.
(Credit: Right Mind)
UPDATE: From Sacred Cow Burgers: