Monday, September 12, 2011

What The Hell?!?

I saw this on Monday and couldn't believe it. A guy is suing White Castle because he doesn't fit in the booths! The actual story is found here, among other places.

"Even though we live in a supersized world, bigger is not always better. One devoted White Castle customer is suing the restaurant chain because he can't fit into the restaurant's booths. Martin Kessman, who weighs 290 pounds, complained to management for more than two years after repeatedly knocking his knee into the tables' metal supports. After the 64-year-old New York stockbroker sent a series of letters of complaint to the chain, he received what he called condescending responses. White Castle sent him free hamburger coupons and promised that it would expand its booth sizes. But the booths were never changed and Kessman is now taking his case to federal court. He is suing for bigger chairs and unspecified damages because he says the eatery is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. (He compares himself to pregnant women and the handicapped.) The lawsuit, however, has not put an end to Kessman's love of mini burgers. Now, instead of going to White Castle himself, he sends his wife."

The man weighs 290 pounds!!! Of course he doesn't fit in the booths!!! He probably doesn't fit in anything! And he is supposed to be disabled? How is something you do to yourself, (ie-not watch your weight & become severely obese) considered a disability??? And how does he "fix" this problem you, ask? By going on a diet, you ask? It says in the article, " He sends his wife to WC to fetch his heart attack home to him.

Just another example of America passing the buck of personal responsibility.



Russ said...

Saw that and had a similar reaction. Not sure what the answer is, other than tell him to STFU. Eat like crap and die early, or start eating better (perhaps walk a little too) and get yourself healthy.

What is he, five? Does he have to be told how to live?

Dave2 said...

And I want to sue restaurants because the booth are ALREADY so dang big that I sometimes have trouble reaching my food unless I sit at the edge of the seat. The last time I ate at Applebees, I literally set the plate on my lap so I could eat because the table was so far away.