Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Used to be when someone was sitting alone in a restaurant speaking out loud to the empty seat across from them, they might be considered crazy.  Now, most likely, they are just unselfishly sharing their private conversations with everyone.

Seems more and more people want money for nothing.  Someone on a field trip riding a bike (uh...was he wearing a HELMET??) fell and sustained injuries, $300,000.  For falling off a bike, NOT due to any negligence.  Another kid:  $500,000 for injuring his finger on a weight.  Of course, not only did *he* sustain mental stress, but apparently his mother felt the need to recoup $50,000 for her own mental anguish.  Geesh.  My niece was at a friend's house and wound up requiring emergency head surgery because keys to a recreational vehicle were left within reach of minors.  My sister was told she would get NOTHING for her worry that her daughter could have DIED.  So, I guess if 'M' had injured her finger instead of her head, maybe there'd have been money involved.
People have to start taking responsibility for their own actions.  Frivolous lawsuits are taking up too much time in court, increase insurance costs to companies (raising prices for consumers so the company can cover these increased costs, for those who don't know this simple thing)

After reading the above article, I can only wonder how long it will be before schools stop field trips altogether.  And of course, when you play a sport, there IS a chance you could sustain an injury.  There is nothing on God's green earth that the school can do to prevent this, so if you choose to play, live with the consequences.  (Barring a case of negligence, like maybe a basketball net not being anchored firmly and falling on you)  Or maybe the schools would just be better off and do away with gym and sports.

And of course, do away with recess, because kids could trip over a loose shoe lace while chasing after that kid they've been bullying for two months, lose a tooth and the parents could sue the schoolboard.  But wait, THEN parents would sue because (home life aside) little Tom or Annie are becoming obese from lack of exercise.