Thursday, August 24, 2006

Sigh...

Ok people, here’s the deal:

A 14 year old girl lends her iPod to her friend. The friend takes it to school, and the iPod goes missing. What do you think happens next?

There are a few possibilities. Maybe the parents get angry and start fighting. Maybe the two girl’s friendship is over. Maybe one friend promises to pay the other back and everything works out.

Ok, get your theories together and I’ll tell you what really happened:

Ready?

The girl is suing her friend for $475 ‘damages’ and legal costs.

Now when I was reading this story, I did feel a little glimmer of hope that the world hadn’t really gone nuts when I read the case was thrown out of court. Then I read on and discovered that the case had been thrown out, due to a paperwork glitch, but is not set to go to court in a few months.

So why is she suing for ‘damages’ and not just the cost of the iPod? Because she ‘had to do a lot of babysitting to afford it’.

Wow, you mean you actually had to work for something, so that gives you the right to ‘damages’ because it got stolen?

Now, I’m not going to go on about this. There’s nothing more that I could say that hasn’t already been said. So I’ll finish with a little message to this girl and her parents:

To the girl: Grow up, this is the real world and shit happens. You’re not entitled to a pay out every time things don’t go your way.

To the parents: What the hell are you thinking?

3 comments:

mistyforeverlost said...

Great parents. Girl loans out item, item gets damaged or ruined. Girls loss. Good friend offers to pay for it because she lost it. If friend doesn't offer to pay...still girls loss.

What the hell are parents thinking today? It should be thrown out of court again!

OzzyC said...

"Sigh..." is right.

Decadent said...

If she was my daughter, I'd give her a foot up the ass.

Actually, I'd give her parents a foot up the ass as it is.