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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Actually that is probably especially good advice for the elderly.
    It's not bad advice, it's just unrealistic.

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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    It's not bad advice, it's just unrealistic.
    Hilarious! It went from heartless to just unrealistic.
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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Hilarious! It went from heartless to just unrealistic.
    It's heartless because it's so unrealistic. You'd tell an old woman to "watch where she's walking?" She probably doesn't have the physical capacity to do so! It's cruel on so many levels.

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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    It's not bad advice, it's just unrealistic.
    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    It's heartless because it's so unrealistic. You'd tell an old woman to "watch where she's walking?" She probably doesn't have the physical capacity to do so! It's cruel on so many levels.
    It's heartless because it's so unrealistic, but it's not bad advice. You're making a heck of a lot of sense!
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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    It's heartless because it's so unrealistic, but it's not bad advice. You're making a heck of a lot of sense!
    Watch where you're going is good advice. It's heartless to tell it to an old lady who is incapable of following it. Is this beginning to sink in?

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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Watch where you're going is good advice. It's heartless to tell it to an old lady who is incapable of following it. Is this beginning to sink in?
    You're making a pretty big assumption that she was "incapable" of watching where she was stepping, aren't you? Perhaps she was just careless. So often though, people who file these types of lawsuits are not so much interested righting some wrong perpetrated against them, they're just seeking a big payout from a "deep pocket".
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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    You're making a pretty big assumption that she was "incapable" of watching where she was stepping, aren't you? Perhaps she was just careless. So often though, people who file these types of lawsuits are not so much interested righting some wrong perpetrated against them, they're just seeking a big payout from a "deep pocket".
    You can either assume, as you are doing, that this lady is just an opportunist who wasn't really injured and is just looking for a payday, or you can assume as I do that she was a frail elderly woman who was probably physically incapable of avoiding this spill and resultant injuries. Neither of these assumptions is based on a complete assessment of the facts, they are both baseless. However, I think of the two theories mine is more likely.

    But really, it isn't for us to decide, it's for the jury.

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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    It's heartless because it's so unrealistic. You'd tell an old woman to "watch where she's walking?" She probably doesn't have the physical capacity to do so! It's cruel on so many levels.
    If she doesn't have the ability to watch where she is going how many spills is she causing running into everything?

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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    You can either assume, as you are doing, that this lady is just an opportunist who wasn't really injured and is just looking for a payday, or you can assume as I do that she was a frail elderly woman who was probably physically incapable of avoiding this spill and resultant injuries. Neither of these assumptions is based on a complete assessment of the facts, they are both baseless. However, I think of the two theories mine is more likely.

    But really, it isn't for us to decide, it's for the jury.
    Don't just look at the extreme cases. I think a case in the middle is more likely than either of these. You could assume she was capable of seeing where she was going, was somewhat careless, and is now seeking to cover her financial obligation of medical bills instead of just some big payday. Still, in this case, the accident being due to carelessness on her own part should imply she is responsible for her own medical bills.
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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    What should we do with blind people? Confine them to seeing impaired colonies?

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