Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sign #2 Society Has Jumped The Shark

From The Chicago Tribune:
A hearing-impaired woman has filed a federal lawsuit against a local
McDonald's, saying workers there refused to let her order food at the drive-thru
window.Karen Tumeh of Lincoln says they insisted she either order at the
electronic speaker along the drive-thru lane or come inside to order.

Asking her to go inside, IMHO, constitutes "resonable accomodation." Her kids are autistic and unruly? Sorry, but why is that McDonald's problem? I agree that it certainly would've made good business practice to help the lady out, and frankly you'd think the manager would be happy to keep the unruly kids out of the restaurant, but that's not going to hold up in court. I can hear just fine, and half the time I can't understand what's coming out of those speakers. And if there's one person in the drive-up line whose order isn't on the screen when they get to the window, those idiots inside are not going to cope and everyone's orders will be messed up. She'd inevitably be asked to pull ahead and park while they prepare her order and process the orders behind her that are ready to go out the window. Sorry, but this is just a case of whining.
Besides, that's what you get for feeding your kids at McDonalds. I'm lovin' it.

1 comment:

John said...

We're the world's most litigious society. And it has been going on for some time.

Remember when evangelical christian parents sued Walt Disney World because Timon and Pumba taking care of Simba "indoctrinated" their kids into thinking homosexual adoption is acceptable?

Or when that lady sued the federal government because the surgeon general's warning on cigerette cartons didn't mention her by name?

Or that idiot in Ohio who sued the cable company because they turned his kids into "lazy channel surfers" who didn't want to do chores and homework?

Or that lovely couple who filed a lawsuit claiming Walmart had "deficient plastic bags" because they used it as a trash bag and...(gasp, the horror) the bottom fell out.

How can you not look at all these cases and not think...God Bless America!