I have always been a live and let live sort of guy. If I don’t like what someone does, as long as it does not affect me, I try to mind my own business.
If a restaurant or place of business does something that ‘offends me’ (for lack of a better word), I take my business elsewhere.
The famous law suit about McDonalds TOO HOT COFFEE, I hate it that the lady was burned, but for heavens sake if you are driving you must realize you can spill something. Putting hot coffee between your legs (especially for a woman) is far out, most of you ladies worry about stains on your clothes. Anyway coffee is supposed to be hot.
I was once working in a house in a ghetto part of Charlotte, NC. I had never been in a home that had padlocks on the bedroom doors and refrigerator. Anyway I tripped (did not fall) on my own power cord. Immediately the lady(?) of the house said, “Don’t even think of suing me!” I was taken aback. It was my clumsiness, my cord, why would I (or anyone) think of bringing a lawsuit.
For years a café in Winston Salem has been giving a 15% discount on each ticket where the customer had given thanks (prayed, made the sign of the cross, etc) before the meal. No big deal, no advertised discount, just a discount given because the owner appreciated someone giving thanks over the food.(according to what I have read, I have never been there)
As a rule Sherry and I bow our heads in thanks for our food,it doesn’t effect me if others don’t. Some give thanks with no outward sign. Either way that is their choice. The discount makes no difference to me either way.
A reporter thought it was news worthy and the story went national and international. Immediately the owner was threatened with law suits one from ‘The Freedom From Religion’ group. IN MY OPINION WE ARE GETTING STIR CRAZY WITH THIS POLITICALLY CORRECT SYNDROME.
Now if we ate a café and bowed our heads before the meal and we were asked not to do that, I would not think of a lawsuit. I would thank them and never come back, in my mind, that is what we (the USA) advertise as FREEDOM. Free enterprise, I thought that was what it is all about, our right for choice.
Getting old, I just do not fit in somehow. My ideas are antiquated.
Thanks for listening to my crying.
I liked what one little boy said to his mama when chided about not asking a blessing, “This is Grandma’s cooking, she is a great cook, you don’t have to pray over it.”
If you can find me, you can sue me.
This must be a 1954 Chevy custom