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(Iowa City Press-Citizen)   Woman sues restaurant for "physical and emotional trauma" after she walked straight into a glass panel next to the glass door   (press-citizen.com) divider line 153
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2013-06-12 10:30:20 PM  
can the restaurant sue her for being inept at walking?
 
2013-06-12 11:55:28 PM  
I just don't understand this.  I've walked into a floor to ceiling plate glass window in public before, and it hurt like hell, and all I thought was "boy am I an idiot".
 
2013-06-13 12:07:47 AM  
Woman sues others for her own stupidity. News at 11.
 
2013-06-13 12:29:56 AM  
kids.indymensa.org

/oblig
 
2013-06-13 01:03:09 AM  
McCarthy dislocated her jaw, broke her nose, tore a rotator cuff and sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back

How the shiat can you sustain all those injuries from walking into a window? I tore my rotator cuff once too but I had to get hit by a car to do it.

/also, she sounds fat
 
2013-06-13 01:25:50 AM  
How did she enter the restaurant without injury?
 
2013-06-13 01:26:15 AM  
How the hell fast was she walking?
 
2013-06-13 01:27:31 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-13 01:28:52 AM  

criscodisco: I just don't understand this.  I've walked into a floor to ceiling plate glass window in public before, and it hurt like hell, and all I thought was "boy am I an idiot".


Me.  Godiva Chocolates.  Freehold Raceway Mall.

/I could have SWORN that was open air
//Please, God--tell me nobody saw....oh, fark.
 
2013-06-13 01:30:13 AM  
FTA: "Essentially there should been some kind of markings on it - a decal, a bar across - something to indicate this was not open space."

You know what might be a pretty good indicator that something wasn't open space? A door attached to it.
 
2013-06-13 01:30:21 AM  

lokidecat: How the hell fast was she walking?


She was sprinting to catch the Good Humor truck that passed by.
 
2013-06-13 01:30:31 AM  
Normally this tactic is employed by "Shaquina" or such, and involves slipping on ice and suing businesses.

This is a new spin.
 
2013-06-13 01:31:44 AM  
"McCarthy dislocated her jaw, broke her nose, tore a rotator cuff and sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back, in addition to emotional trauma"

...what? Did the glass panel beat her afterwards?
 
2013-06-13 01:33:11 AM  

ThatDarkFellow: "McCarthy dislocated her jaw, broke her nose, tore a rotator cuff and sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back, in addition to emotional trauma"

...what? Did the glass panel beat her afterwards?


No it just called her stupid and laughed at her, hence the emotional trauma.
 
2013-06-13 01:33:46 AM  

Mugato: McCarthy dislocated her jaw, broke her nose, tore a rotator cuff and sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back

How the shiat can you sustain all those injuries from walking into a window? I tore my rotator cuff once too but I had to get hit by a car to do it.

/also, she sounds fat


Answered your own question, darling.
 
2013-06-13 01:34:29 AM  
She must have been pretty lacking in the boobies to manage to take her nose and jaw into it that fast. They are called airfunbags for a reason.
 
2013-06-13 01:36:06 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Mugato: McCarthy dislocated her jaw, broke her nose, tore a rotator cuff and sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back

How the shiat can you sustain all those injuries from walking into a window? I tore my rotator cuff once too but I had to get hit by a car to do it.

/also, she sounds fat

Answered your own question, darling.



Well she must have been rolling towards that window like the boulder chasing Indiana Jones.
 
2013-06-13 01:36:43 AM  
The restaurant should put up a sign that says "If you are a stupid farking moron, this is called 'glass.' You cannot walk through it."
 
2013-06-13 01:37:09 AM  

Mugato: McCarthy dislocated her jaw, broke her nose, tore a rotator cuff and sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back

How the shiat can you sustain all those injuries from walking into a window? I tore my rotator cuff once too but I had to get hit by a car to do it.

/also, she sounds fat


Or she... you know... is faking.
 
2013-06-13 01:37:10 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Mugato: McCarthy dislocated her jaw, broke her nose, tore a rotator cuff and sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back

How the shiat can you sustain all those injuries from walking into a window? I tore my rotator cuff once too but I had to get hit by a car to do it.

/also, she sounds fat

Answered your own question, darling.


surprised she didnt crash through it/...
 
2013-06-13 01:38:30 AM  
To be fair, she was still traumatized by that whole not getting a receipt for her donut thing.
 
2013-06-13 01:38:48 AM  
Last time I walked into a glass door/wall it was after talking to a pretty little thing. My head was thinking to much, my brain not enough.
 
2013-06-13 01:39:51 AM  

SearchN: Last time I walked into a glass door/wall it was after talking to a pretty little thing. My head was thinking to much, my brain not enough.


So it coldcocked you?
 
2013-06-13 01:39:54 AM  
I did that once. It was at about midnight, at the bus station in Mazatlan, MX.
I had to be the only Citizen of the United States for miles, and I was embarrassed and and all I thought was "boy am I an idiot".
 
2013-06-13 01:40:41 AM  

brigid_fitch: criscodisco: I just don't understand this.  I've walked into a floor to ceiling plate glass window in public before, and it hurt like hell, and all I thought was "boy am I an idiot".

Me.  Godiva Chocolates.  Freehold Raceway Mall.

/I could have SWORN that was open air
//Please, God--tell me nobody saw....oh, fark.


Exactly.  My first thought was to look around and see and if anyone was looking, but of course the window was in a steel frame and made a noise that the whole mall heard.  I did get a kick about an hour later when we walked by the store and there was a perfect faceprint on the glass.
 
2013-06-13 01:41:57 AM  
Didn't Matthew Perry do that in "A Whole Nine Yards"?
 
2013-06-13 01:43:27 AM  
Send her a bill for cleaning the window.
 
2013-06-13 01:44:04 AM  

rockforever: Mugato: McCarthy dislocated her jaw, broke her nose, tore a rotator cuff and sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back

How the shiat can you sustain all those injuries from walking into a window? I tore my rotator cuff once too but I had to get hit by a car to do it.

/also, she sounds fat

Or she... you know... is faking.


Hard to fake a broken nose & dislocated jaw. I'm with Mugato, she's fatter than all git-out and was probably chasing the Good Humor truck out the door to boot.
 
2013-06-13 01:45:25 AM  
If I could remember the number of times I walked into a window at a restaurant or bar I'd be able to count them but I never sustained any injuries and certainly no emotional distress. I suppose embarrassment if it was recorded but I'd hardly sue over it.

If you can see through the wall, it's a window. Or you're an X-Man.
 
2013-06-13 01:47:06 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-13 01:47:30 AM  
"McCarthy dislocated her jaw, broke her nose, tore a rotator cuff and sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back, in addition to emotional trauma"

F=ma

I'm on the "she sounds fat" bandwagon too considering the injuries. Someone of a less massive stature would have probably just kinda bounced off.
That's not the issue, though. The issue is that she's an idiot and of course that's someone else's fault.
 
2013-06-13 01:47:49 AM  

crazydave023: Didn't Matthew Perry do that in "A Whole Nine Yards"?


That's the first thing I thought of. I was going to find a pic of that but I was too lazy to GIS it. So here's a pic from the same movie.

NSFW
 
2013-06-13 01:49:36 AM  
This could set a great precedent; If all goes well,  soon you can crash your car into an Appleby's and sue them for building the restaurant in the wrong place.
 
2013-06-13 01:53:37 AM  
The restaurant my wife manages has a glass front wall. People walk into it all the time.  Maybe they should get some kind of idiot insurance or something, in case this woman shows up.
 
2013-06-13 01:55:14 AM  

WorldCitizen: Woman sues others for her own stupidity. News at 11.


When P!nk made a song about this (somewhat NSFW-ish), I didn't realize quite how true-to-life it was.
 
2013-06-13 01:56:15 AM  
I'm guessing she doesn't live above the first floor in her housing complex, or have a house with a second story or else any time she is upstairs she's risking severe bodily harm from being an idiot and having windows.
 
2013-06-13 01:56:32 AM  
thanks Obamacare! this poor woman has to sue because she can't afford insurance to cover her stupidity.
 
2013-06-13 01:56:35 AM  
The part that really screams scam artist is the claim of "soft tissue injuries to her neck and back ."  A claim that can not be proved or disproved medically, but is chronic, requiring years of treatment (read, really big settlement).
 
2013-06-13 01:57:12 AM  

Mugato: So here's a pic from the same movie.


who-is-awesome.com
 
2013-06-13 01:57:37 AM  
idiot chicago suburbanite on the loose on coralville?

color me surprised
 
2013-06-13 01:58:18 AM  
I have seen 6 or 7 adults walk into glass objects of one kind or another and they have all been girls has anyone ever seen a guy walk into a wall is it just bad luck or is it related to the female inability to park inside the lines.
 
2013-06-13 02:02:34 AM  

Mugato: McCarthy dislocated her jaw, broke her nose, tore a rotator cuff and sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back

How the shiat can you sustain all those injuries from walking into a window? I tore my rotator cuff once too but I had to get hit by a car to do it.


All I can think of is that she grabbed the tip jar and ran blindly.  We've seen that sort of thing on Fark.
 
2013-06-13 02:06:09 AM  
Bwahahahahahahahahaha!  I hope she stands up in front of a judge and he laughs at her and then dismisses the case.

Also, Culver's sucks rancid donkey balls.
 
2013-06-13 02:06:34 AM  

"Normally this tactic is employed by "Shaquina" ..."



You're such a bigot.

 
2013-06-13 02:08:48 AM  
 
2013-06-13 02:09:17 AM  
That must have been a real pane in the glass!


Also, people who live in glass houses shouldn't walk through doorways.
 
2013-06-13 02:09:24 AM  
I got a concussion running into a metal awning outside the Burger Barn next to my airport. I mean, it's at 6 feet, of course people are going to bang their head on it.

/I spent four hours woozy on local.
//Really shoulda told the boss.
 
2013-06-13 02:09:50 AM  

skinink: "Normally this tactic is employed by "Shaquina" ..."

You're such a bigot.


Why is he a bigot?
 
2013-06-13 02:14:27 AM  

ciberido: WorldCitizen: Woman sues others for her own stupidity. News at 11.

When P!nk made a song about this (somewhat NSFW-ish), I didn't realize quite how true-to-life it was.


I'm not a Pink fan, but that was great.
 
2013-06-13 02:15:02 AM  

criscodisco: I just don't understand this.  I've walked into a floor to ceiling plate glass window in public before, and it hurt like hell, and all I thought was "boy am I an idiot".


I did it just once, in high school. The only thing I was thinking was "oh god I hope nobody saw me do that".
 
2013-06-13 02:19:54 AM  
I was curious to see this glass pane and checked street view which doesn't have a good angle. Checked Yelp for pictures and pretty much comfirmed that the fatness checks out. The place is a drive through called Culver's Frozen Custard and serves a double cheeseburger called a "Butter Burger" of which one Yelper ordered three of because, "the commercials were so intriguing".
 
2013-06-13 02:23:25 AM  
stupid lawsuit like this is why we can't have nice things.
 
2013-06-13 02:25:57 AM  

brigid_fitch: criscodisco: I just don't understand this.  I've walked into a floor to ceiling plate glass window in public before, and it hurt like hell, and all I thought was "boy am I an idiot".

Me.  Godiva Chocolates.  Freehold Raceway Mall.

/I could have SWORN that was open air
//Please, God--tell me nobody saw....oh, fark.


It sounds like this happens a lot, judging by the comments in this thread.

*PERHAPS* then, the injuries were avoidable and foreseeable by the restaurant for installing that feature.
 
2013-06-13 02:29:21 AM  
And I do understand the knee jerk "she is blaming them for her stupidity", but she is not stupid, she didnt know the glass was there.  its clear, like say, water on a slick floor.

We all know that is something that people get sued over all the time.

Like it or not, this does seem like negligence.  The sealer would be if ANYONE had ever walked into that glass before, which, again, judging by what people will ADMIT in here, seems highly likely.

It just seems that they chose to put an aesthetic feature in and completely ignored the fact that people run into these things.  I bet the staff has even laughed at people before.
 
2013-06-13 02:29:25 AM  
If you've ever seen someone walk into a glass door or window, it's hilarious.  I saw a guy in Munich's airport who was dressed very nicely, full suit, tie, nice dress shoes and he was carrying a briefcase. He was in a bit of a rush and he walked straight into a glass panel. His reaction was a mix between shock and a quick turn around to see if anyone witnessed it.  I laughed on the inside and fortunately everyone that saw him was polite enough not to laugh out loud.  Still funny as hell!

It looked similar to the guy in this video but the suit and briefcase really made it:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O2qPT8vgfI
 
2013-06-13 02:33:23 AM  

cardex: I have seen 6 or 7 adults walk into glass objects of one kind or another and they have all been girls has anyone ever seen a guy walk into a wall is it just bad luck or is it related to the female inability to park inside the lines.


I'm the type that's walked into glass doors even without any kind of incapacitating device such as a cell phone or tablet or dangling keys or whatever. And every time I've done so, I've said "F*cking windows everywhere I look" and moved on. even though I was eating an apple at the time ...
 
2013-06-13 02:36:45 AM  
/Facepalm
 
2013-06-13 02:36:58 AM  

Mugato: McCarthy dislocated her jaw, broke her nose, tore a rotator cuff and sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back

How the shiat can you sustain all those injuries from walking into a window? I tore my rotator cuff once too but I had to get hit by a car to do it.

/also, she sounds fat


Sounds less like "walking into a window by accident", and more like "running head on into a window so she can sue for a big payday".

If she fails to win this case, she could always try suing Windex.
 
2013-06-13 02:40:31 AM  

rebelyell2006: I did it just once, in high school. The only thing I was thinking was "oh god I hope nobody saw me do that".


I've read over the years numerous stories of people being severely injured walking through sliding glass doors. Also know a guy who put his arm through the window in his sleep. His roommate woke up, was like 'funny I don't hear nothing' but got up anyways and found my friend laying in the bathroom in a pool of blood unconscious.

I'm having trouble being snarkie.
 
2013-06-13 02:40:54 AM  

wildcardjack: I got a concussion running into a metal awning outside the Burger Barn next to my airport. I mean, it's at 6 feet, of course people are going to bang their head on it.

/I spent four hours woozy on local.
//Really shoulda told the boss.


I almost got taken out by a metal awning when I was in high school. I had gone to see Batman (the first one,
with Michael Keaton) with this guy who would become my boyfriend a week later and a storm kicked up while
we were in the movie.

We were walking across the parking lot and a gust of wind hit us and blew my glasses off my face. So I bent
over to pick them up and I hear this CRACK and the sound of twisting metal and the metal awning of the
shop we were next to blew off the building and flew right over my bent over form. If I'd been standing upright,
I'd have gotten clocked.
 
2013-06-13 02:54:51 AM  

cardex: I have seen 6 or 7 adults walk into glass objects of one kind or another and they have all been girls has anyone ever seen a guy walk into a wall is it just bad luck or is it related to the female inability to park inside the lines.


I think it's got to do with their inability to use punctuation don't you think I do
 
2013-06-13 02:56:53 AM  

ihaveibs: I was curious to see this glass pane and checked street view which doesn't have a good angle. Checked Yelp for pictures and pretty much comfirmed that the fatness checks out. The place is a drive through called Culver's Frozen Custard and serves a double cheeseburger called a "Butter Burger" of which one Yelper ordered three of because, "the commercials were so intriguing".


Don't you go badmouthing Culver's now.

/not fat
 
2013-06-13 02:58:54 AM  

Mugato: McCarthy dislocated her jaw, broke her nose, tore a rotator cuff and sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back

How the shiat can you sustain all those injuries from walking into a window?


Plexiglass or safety-glass window, I'd assume, from the perspective of a squishy flesh-being it's about like walking into a brick wall, which I've actually done because I'm stupid.

That said, it's probably a combination of:

1. injuries obtained from bouncing back, losing balance, and hitting the floor rather than the collision with the wall itself.

2. "Soft tissue injuries" is an overdramatic way to say "light bruising" so possible similar spin/exaggeration on the rest of it.

3. Over-litigious twats making random bullshiat up because they don't understand that the defense or judge can pay a third-party doctor to either look at her hospital bill or actually evaluate her to verify things, at significantly lower cost than a settlement.
 
2013-06-13 03:04:28 AM  
How fast was she walking that she had built up enough force to sustain those injuries? I'm guessing alcohol might have been a factor.
 
2013-06-13 03:12:09 AM  

ihaveibs: I was curious to see this glass pane and checked street view which doesn't have a good angle. Checked Yelp for pictures and pretty much comfirmed that the fatness checks out. The place is a drive through called Culver's Frozen Custard and serves a double cheeseburger called a "Butter Burger" of which one Yelper ordered three of because, "the commercials were so intriguing".


Hey now Culvers makes some awesome burgers for fast food chain.. Their meat is always fresh never frozen, and they toast the buns with actual butter. The restaurant chain started in Wisconsin, so what you expect? They really need to make better deep fried cheese curds though.
 
2013-06-13 03:36:20 AM  

Mock26: What not walking into a glass door might look like.


Brilliant.
 
2013-06-13 03:37:27 AM  
I did that a few years ago.
The next time I went back I saw they had placed a potted tree where I walked into the window.
Didn't think of suing them. Because I'm not an asshole.
 
2013-06-13 03:42:19 AM  

lokidecat: How the hell fast was she walking?

Nogale: How fast was she walking that she had built up enough force to sustain those injuries? I'm guessing alcohol might have been a factor.


I'm taking bets that it was a dine and dash (emphasis on the 'dash' part).


And to the lawyer:  No, it's not the restaurant's responsibility to 'mark' the window - they just assume that people aren't the farking stupid, which apparently is not the case for your client.  A judge should look at this and think "So, how many people go through that door every day w/o injuring themselves as though they were hit by a 18 wheeler?  I find for the defendant, the plaintiff owes them for legal fees and emotional distress. Next case."
 
2013-06-13 03:42:24 AM  
Yelp review pics show the front door as having horizontal and vertical crossed bars.  And on every window.  And decals/signs on the doors.

And this looks to be the standard for Culvers in *every* google image search of the restaurant itself.

So the only way I could see a glass panel not having the bars or signage would be if it was just recently replaced and hadn't had the extra bits installed.  If this is the case then, yes, the restaurant (and/or the contractors involved) would have been negligent.  If this is not the case then it is quite likely that the lady is a farking moron and walked into a marked window and simply doesn't remember it accurately.
 
2013-06-13 03:48:51 AM  
"Essentially there should been some kind of markings on it - a decal, a bar across - something to indicate this was not open space."
You have GOT to be kidding me.
If you need that kind of warning before walking into windows you need a chaperone.
My one-year old daughter walked into a window. I almost managed to choke down the laughter completely. I don't think I hurt her feelings too much.
 
2013-06-13 03:50:11 AM  
you people are HARSH.

Even the ones who have done it are still saying its her fault despite the window not being visible.

Was it that first pilot in Independence Day's fault that he ran into the force field of the alien ship?  No, of course not, he didnt see it, it was invisible.

How are you supposed to avoid something you don't know is there?  Like I said before, there is next to zero chance this is the first person to walk into that wall.  The restaurant knew it had a something that had the potential to cause injury, and it chose to leave it unmarked, presumably for the entertainment value.

ALL of you have seen stories like this before.  At some point you have to stop blaming the victim.

/ no, I have never walked into a glass wall... I am MALE for god sake, im not that stupid.
 
2013-06-13 03:58:27 AM  

I sound fat: you people are HARSH.

Even the ones who have done it are still saying its her fault despite the window not being visible.

Was it that first pilot in Independence Day's fault that he ran into the force field of the alien ship?  No, of course not, he didnt see it, it was invisible.

How are you supposed to avoid something you don't know is there?  Like I said before, there is next to zero chance this is the first person to walk into that wall.  The restaurant knew it had a something that had the potential to cause injury, and it chose to leave it unmarked, presumably for the entertainment value.

ALL of you have seen stories like this before.  At some point you have to stop blaming the victim.

/ no, I have never walked into a glass wall... I am MALE for god sake, im not that stupid.


You sound not only fat, but litigious.
 
2013-06-13 03:58:35 AM  
This may be CSB, but it's sort of relevant:
One of the Marines we had on board was known as Lance Corporal Accident Prone. He managed to knock himself senseless in the hangar bay while doing PT - ran right into a wing. He also frequently forgot the "duck" part of the "jump and duck" one must do when running through the passageways. Occasionally he simply forgot to jump. There's a timing that one learns and it becomes automatic. For him, it never did.
The funniest moment I got to personally witness. The Marines were doing their drill on the mess deck... which was freshly waxed, with the tape still up. This Marine had chosen that side to lead his guys into the mess. He broke through the tape and started to slip, which he tried to counter by running backwards in place. The whole time, he's still sliding. Finally he goes down, but he kept sliding, right into the middle of the floor. That's when it got hilarious - he tried to counter his complete lack of traction by flailing his limbs wildly. Eventually, someone tossed him a rope and dragged him off the floor.
The point is, there are people who somehow manage to be alive despite their brain obviously trying to kill them.
 
2013-06-13 03:59:25 AM  
December 2011.  She was probably completely immersed in the iPhone that she got for Christmas, absolutely clueless about her surroundings - could've walked into a brick wall and still sued. Also, we know the grid coordinates of the restaurant that she attended but not her age, weight, IQ, or amount of self-absorption.

Also - is there a history of people attempting to wall through glass walls at that location?
 
2013-06-13 04:03:12 AM  
www.smh.com.au
 
2013-06-13 04:04:12 AM  

cardex: I have seen 6 or 7 adults walk into glass objects of one kind or another and they have all been girls has anyone ever seen a guy walk into a wall is it just bad luck or is it related to the female inability to park inside the lines.


I've only ever seen women walk into glass.

But I have seen a TON of men try to walk through screen doors. I mean, a ton. WTF? I wonder if there is some sort of brain difference:

Women: "I can see through it!" *BANG!*

Men: "I can hear/smell through it!" *RIP*

Of course, alcohol makes both scenarios far more likely. That and stupidity.
 
2013-06-13 04:13:52 AM  

supageil: Men: "I can hear/smell through itfeel the wind blowing towards me as though there is nothing in front of me!" *RIP*


FTFY
 
2013-06-13 04:18:06 AM  

JWideman: This may be CSB, but it's sort of relevant:
One of the Marines we had on board was known as Lance Corporal Accident Prone. He managed to knock himself senseless in the hangar bay while doing PT - ran right into a wing. He also frequently forgot the "duck" part of the "jump and duck" one must do when running through the passageways. Occasionally he simply forgot to jump. There's a timing that one learns and it becomes automatic. For him, it never did.
The funniest moment I got to personally witness. The Marines were doing their drill on the mess deck... which was freshly waxed, with the tape still up. This Marine had chosen that side to lead his guys into the mess. He broke through the tape and started to slip, which he tried to counter by running backwards in place. The whole time, he's still sliding. Finally he goes down, but he kept sliding, right into the middle of the floor. That's when it got hilarious - he tried to counter his complete lack of traction by flailing his limbs wildly. Eventually, someone tossed him a rope and dragged him off the floor.
The point is, there are people who somehow manage to be alive despite their brain obviously trying to kill them.


No shiat. We had this one guy on ship that was 6'4, and was always bashing his head on thinks like vent shafts or airplane wings. One time he was running to a casualty incident on the 03 level and forgot the duck part of the jump and duck through a knee-knocker. He ended up with severe concussion and 22 stitches in his scalp.
 
2013-06-13 04:18:25 AM  

I sound fat: Even the ones who have done it are still saying its her fault despite the window not being visible.


Refractive index:
Air: 1
Most non-scientific glass: 1.5 - 1.7
Plexiglass (PMMA): 1.5

for reference, water is 1.3

A glass panel is  entirely visible (critical angle's only like 40 degrees), just because it's not opaque doesn't mean that missing it isn't entirely your fault.  If nothing else, you should see the frame, but that's basic logic and common sense, so not as fun to make a post about as one pointing out that you should have tried harder to stay awake back in high-school physics, heh.
 
2013-06-13 04:18:39 AM  

JWideman: This may be CSB, but it's sort of relevant:
One of the Marines we had on board was known as Lance Corporal Accident Prone. He managed to knock himself senseless in the hangar bay while doing PT - ran right into a wing. He also frequently forgot the "duck" part of the "jump and duck" one must do when running through the passageways. Occasionally he simply forgot to jump. There's a timing that one learns and it becomes automatic. For him, it never did.
The funniest moment I got to personally witness. The Marines were doing their drill on the mess deck... which was freshly waxed, with the tape still up. This Marine had chosen that side to lead his guys into the mess. He broke through the tape and started to slip, which he tried to counter by running backwards in place. The whole time, he's still sliding. Finally he goes down, but he kept sliding, right into the middle of the floor. That's when it got hilarious - he tried to counter his complete lack of traction by flailing his limbs wildly. Eventually, someone tossed him a rope and dragged him off the floor.
The point is, there are people who somehow manage to be alive despite their brain obviously trying to kill them.


God damn. No wonder you guys are still fighting over there.

/all in good fun
 
2013-06-13 04:19:38 AM  
It's a pity that they didn't have a giant wall of spikes that looked similar to their spiked door.   The gene pool would definitely be improved if this woman got out of it.
 
2013-06-13 04:24:11 AM  
Took a little hunting on GIS, but I think I found what could be the type of glass pane the plaintiff may have hit.  The mascot in the image is named "Scoopie".  I've never been a customer of Culver's (nearest one is over 2500 miles away), but it seems to me it's a clean burger joint that also sells frozen custard.  Anyplace that has frozen custard is worth patronizing, IMHO.  Hope this lady's lawsuit fails.
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2013-06-13 04:26:57 AM  

zamboni: The restaurant should put up a sign that says "If you are a stupid farking moron, this is called 'glass.' You cannot walk through it."


With her picture as an example.

"Don't be like this dumbass...avoid the glass."
 
2013-06-13 04:47:30 AM  

muck1969: Took a little hunting on GIS, but I think I found what could be the type of glass pane the plaintiff may have hit.  The mascot in the image is named "Scoopie".  I've never been a customer of Culver's (nearest one is over 2500 miles away), but it seems to me it's a clean burger joint that also sells frozen custard.  Anyplace that has frozen custard is worth patronizing, IMHO.  Hope this lady's lawsuit fails.
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Yeah, that glass panel could use some credit card decals or a menu.
 
2013-06-13 05:07:05 AM  

Discordulator: Yelp review pics show the front door as having horizontal and vertical crossed bars.  And on every window.  And decals/signs on the doors.

And this looks to be the standard for Culvers in *every* google image search of the restaurant itself.

So the only way I could see a glass panel not having the bars or signage would be if it was just recently replaced and hadn't had the extra bits installed.  If this is the case then, yes, the restaurant (and/or the contractors involved) would have been negligent.  If this is not the case then it is quite likely that the lady is a farking moron and walked into a marked window and simply doesn't remember it accurately.


Don't you come in here with your FACTS and your LOGIC.  Fark comments are meant to be like AM talk radio - a fact-free zone!
 
2013-06-13 05:18:16 AM  

yukichigai: Discordulator: Yelp review pics show the front door as having horizontal and vertical crossed bars.  And on every window.  And decals/signs on the doors.

And this looks to be the standard for Culvers in *every* google image search of the restaurant itself.

So the only way I could see a glass panel not having the bars or signage would be if it was just recently replaced and hadn't had the extra bits installed.  If this is the case then, yes, the restaurant (and/or the contractors involved) would have been negligent.  If this is not the case then it is quite likely that the lady is a farking moron and walked into a marked window and simply doesn't remember it accurately.

Don't you come in here with your FACTS and your LOGIC.  Fark comments are meant to be like AM talk radio - a fact-free zone!


If we're at the point where someone can be so terrible at being alive they can sue someone else for having a window then just let China go ahead and take over.
 
2013-06-13 05:27:36 AM  
I have walked into a glass panel next to a glass door, I was fine but my friend nearly died of laughter.  Seriously 5 minutes of uncontrollable laughter, we had to stop walking, tears were running down his face.
 
2013-06-13 05:32:20 AM  
the day Westfield opened in Shepherd's Bush I walked smack into the window of All Saints, which being as it was literally brand new was absolutely pristine and invisible (so say I anyway)

it hurt like a motherfarker. split my nose

didnt sue though
 
2013-06-13 05:38:36 AM  

muck1969: Took a little hunting on GIS, but I think I found what could be the type of glass pane the plaintiff may have hit.  The mascot in the image is named "Scoopie".  I've never been a customer of Culver's (nearest one is over 2500 miles away), but it seems to me it's a clean burger joint that also sells frozen custard.  Anyplace that has frozen custard is worth patronizing, IMHO.  Hope this lady's lawsuit fails.
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Looks like they have a decal right in the eyeline now (or at the branch in that particular photo). Absent that decal it doesn't seem such a bad mistake, when you see two evenly sized big windows like that and one is a door, some people will accidentally assume both sides are doors every now and then, because paired doors like that are common, and evenly sized window/door pairings aren't. Even when not distracted it is easy to trigger an automatic behavior and gloss over any differences until it is too late and you have done something silly (like push on a door that has "PULL" in block letters).
 
2013-06-13 05:45:02 AM  

Okoboji: lokidecat: How the hell fast was she walking?
Nogale: How fast was she walking that she had built up enough force to sustain those injuries? I'm guessing alcohol might have been a factor.

I'm taking bets that it was a dine and dash (emphasis on the 'dash' part).


And to the lawyer:  No, it's not the restaurant's responsibility to 'mark' the window - they just assume that people aren't the farking stupid, which apparently is not the case for your client.  A judge should look at this and think "So, how many people go through that door every day w/o injuring themselves as though they were hit by a 18 wheeler?  I find for the defendant, the plaintiff owes them for legal fees and emotional distress. Next case."


At Culvers you pay up front so it wasn't dine and dash.

I would like to see the case dismissed and have the personal injury POS be held responsible for all of the legal fees and court costs.
 
2013-06-13 06:09:00 AM  
I live less harmoniously with my physical surroundings than do many of my fellow humans. In short, I'm a klutz. My arms and legs often have bruises from being whacked against table corners and door handles. That having been said, I've never sued for emotional or physical "trauma." Not even when a cruel assault by a wet park bench left me with a bone bruise that now, two months later, hasn't completely healed. (OK, it wasn't the bench's fault.)
 
2013-06-13 06:17:30 AM  
Like this?  Link
 
2013-06-13 06:20:53 AM  
I tripped and fell, going through a set of automatic doors at a university one evening. I missed the uneven spot on the ground, caught my toe, and went down like a sack of bricks. When I got up, all I could think was, "crap, I'm glad no one was around to see that." And then realized that the security cameras no doubt caught every graceless flailing of my arms as I pitched forward, and some kid in a control room was no doubt ROFLHAO at that very moment. And every moment after, as he replayed it time and again.

/did not sue re: the uneven patch of pavement
/sprained both thumbs when I tried to break the fall.
 
2013-06-13 06:27:09 AM  
I read this in the reds yesterday before I took the kids to the mall. It literally saved me from walking into a glass wall at Sephora.

/css
 
2013-06-13 06:27:44 AM  

criscodisco: I just don't understand this.  I've walked into a floor to ceiling plate glass window in public before, and it hurt like hell, and all I thought was "boy am I an idiot".


Obviously, you aren't an American. It's, "Boy, am I an idiot...SOMEBODY PAY ME!"

It helps if you first abandon all sense of personal responsibility.
 
2013-06-13 06:45:56 AM  
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2013-06-13 06:49:49 AM  

criscodisco: I just don't understand this.  I've walked into a floor to ceiling plate glass window in public before, and it hurt like hell, and all I thought was "boy am I an idiot".


I came here to say this.  I also came here to say that there are plenty of America's Funniest Home Videos that show people walking directly into glass doors, holding drinks, food, dogs, children, etc...  They fall, they roll, they get laughed at.  I've never heard of anyone breaking their nose, dislocating their jaw, and damaging their rotator cuff.

That woman must have been moving at the speed of sound, and the glass must have been 6" thick and bulletproof.

But you know what sucks?  Litigation in this country is such that, it will settle out of court, and she'll win, because it will cost the restaurant WAY too much to defend it.
 
2013-06-13 06:58:18 AM  
I once broke a bullet proof glass gate with my body. I didn't try to walk through it, I came running towards it, filled with glee, and slipped on some water just infront of it. The glass shattered into hundreds or thousands of small glass cubes, spraying around me like hail as I slid foreward on my bum.
Ten minutes later I got told that my ass was bleeding. One of the pieces was stuck in my left buttocks. Only needed three stiches.

Lesson learned: Bullet proof glass is made to withstand bullets, not bigger stuff moving at slower speeds. It also taught me humility. I didn't even consider suing. Why should anyone else pay me money because I'm stupid?
 
2013-06-13 06:59:29 AM  
A couple of weeks ago, I climbed up on the arm of a metal lawn chair that I thought could support me just fine.  It didn't.  It tipped, and I fell - on my feet, so it wasn't a complete fall.  But the other side of the chair scraped my shin and I have a gash about 4" long that still hasn't healed and will leave a scar.

Now, who should I sue?  The maker of the chair for making it so unbalanced?  Or maybe my entire family who was standing RIGHT there, and did nothing!

First of all, this story is true.  Secondly, this is how lawsuits are brought about.  "Oops.  Shouldn't have done that.  Is there a lawsuit in this?!?"
 
2013-06-13 07:09:43 AM  

xria: muck1969: Took a little hunting on GIS, but I think I found what could be the type of glass pane the plaintiff may have hit.  The mascot in the image is named "Scoopie".  I've never been a customer of Culver's (nearest one is over 2500 miles away), but it seems to me it's a clean burger joint that also sells frozen custard.  Anyplace that has frozen custard is worth patronizing, IMHO.  Hope this lady's lawsuit fails.
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Looks like they have a decal right in the eyeline now (or at the branch in that particular photo). Absent that decal it doesn't seem such a bad mistake, when you see two evenly sized big windows like that and one is a door, some people will accidentally assume both sides are doors every now and then, because paired doors like that are common, and evenly sized window/door pairings aren't. Even when not distracted it is easy to trigger an automatic behavior and gloss over any differences until it is too late and you have done something silly (like push on a door that has "PULL" in block letters).


So then this woman is a complete moron, or she likes to try to open doors with her face? I can't think anyone with even a moderate IQ would look at that and think...oh and open space next to the door...
 
2013-06-13 07:09:47 AM  
These places have video cameras?  Would be quite telling as to what actually happened. 3 sides to every story and all that.
Naturally I hope the video ends up on Youtube or Liveleak.
 
2013-06-13 07:13:19 AM  

wildcardjack: I got a concussion running into a metal awning outside the Burger Barn next to my airport. I mean, it's at 6 feet, of course people are going to bang their head on it.

/I spent four hours woozy on local.
//Really shoulda told the boss.


Wow, you have your own airport?
 
2013-06-13 07:16:27 AM  
Amateur. This is how its done:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnQp4BNVq8
 
2013-06-13 07:20:25 AM  

Obryn: FTA: "Essentially there should been some kind of markings on it - a decal, a bar across - something to indicate this was not open space."

You know what might be a pretty good indicator that something wasn't open space? A door attached to it.


In the first month after opening our remodeled store, we had a customer complain that we should put decals on the glass panels that were obviously not doors. Why yes, this person had walked into one. How did you know?
 
2013-06-13 07:24:32 AM  
I worked at an Apple Store for 7 years. The entire front of our store was glass and someone would run into it at least once a week. Usually little kids. They would bounce off and cry, but they were always just fine. Occasionally though you'd get an idiot, real life troll who'd loudly start wondering "Who's gonna pay for my toof?!"
 
2013-06-13 07:42:28 AM  
 
2013-06-13 07:57:06 AM  
Did this while leaving a BW3 with friends about 10 years ago.  Felt like an idiot, laughed it off.
 
2013-06-13 08:06:29 AM  

pheed: I worked at an Apple Store for 7 years. The entire front of our store was glass and someone would run into it at least once a week. Usually little kids. They would bounce off and cry, but they were always just fine. Occasionally though you'd get an idiot, real life troll who'd loudly start wondering "Who's gonna pay for my toof?!"



CSB:
When I was in Japan, the (ex) wife's family took me to this huge indoor waterpark. Large pools, slides, wave pools, diving tanks, all that cool stuff. They had this really cool clear acrylic pool bridge that spanned between two elevated pools. You could walk under the bridge and see people swimming above you, or swim (or walk across...maybe 3 feet deep) and see people under you. We had been there all of 5 minutes. The first thing I did was swim across. I passed over some Japanese lettering went to look down for a closer view, and *BLAM* face first into the bottom of the glass. (which was truely invisible being underwater). Something didn't feel right in my mouth and I realised I broke off 1/3 of my front tooth. As I stood up, the (ex)wife says "I need to tell you that sign says 'no underwater swimming here' because you can't see the bottom " Oh? Okay, good to know. "What happened to your tooth?" Uh...someone kicked me in the face.
 
2013-06-13 08:10:35 AM  
Years ago when I worked at a Gamestop in an Atlanta mall, every so often people would hit one of the windows.  One time this guy hit it HARD, made a pretty loud bang that the whole store noticed.  He stopped, turned, and then quickly walked in the opposite direction.  Some kid stuck his head out the door to point and laugh.  Guy came back about 5 minutes later, and someone was asking me about it and as he happened to walk in right as I said that it happens quite a bit more than you would think.  He got all pissy, saying if it happens a lot we should do something about it.  My reply was something along the lines of "It's a window, you want us to stop cleaning it?".  He even called on the phone about an hour or so later to complain again, don't think he sued though.  He did have a pretty good gash on the bridge of his nose though.
 
2013-06-13 08:13:13 AM  
...Appleby said Tuesday. "Essentially there should been some kind of markings on it - a decal, a bar across - something to indicate this was not open space."...

Restaurant should put a large vinyl cutout of the dumb twat's face on the window, with a sign under it stating "don't walk your dumb ass into the window and sue us like this idiot".

Win-Win.
 
2013-06-13 08:41:16 AM  

wademh: To be fair, she was still traumatized by that whole not getting a receipt for her donut thing.


There's no need to bring ink and paper into THIS!
 
2013-06-13 08:44:58 AM  
First, let me say very clearly, it's a stupid lawsuit, and Culvers should not be held accountable.

But as far as the injuries, comments on the article bring up that this is most likely an 85 year old woman, so I can see the injuries happening.  Old folks be frail.  And in this case, stupid and whiny too.
 
2013-06-13 09:01:26 AM  
" . . .we have a very good expert who is an architect who does commercial buildings, whose opinion is that this is a violation of standard of care for the design of commercial buildings." says McCarthy's lawyer, personal injury attorney George Appleby

Oh.  You have an expert?  Well then here's your check George.
 
2013-06-13 09:24:47 AM  

LoneVVolf: ...Appleby said Tuesday. "Essentially there should been some kind of markings on it - a decal, a bar across - something to indicate this was not open space."...

Restaurant should put a large vinyl cutout of the dumb twat's face on the window, with a sign under it stating "don't walk your dumb ass into the window and sue us like this idiot".

Win-Win.



I'd take her face-print and make that into a decal. Something like this:
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So there would be the constant reminder of her failure.

/GIS for window face-print
 
2013-06-13 09:46:09 AM  
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

not obscure.
 
2013-06-13 09:53:44 AM  
Did she break into a sprint toward the glass?
 
2013-06-13 09:54:39 AM  
My uncle did this once (didn't sue) several years ago when we were all on vacation.  Knocked the crap out of himself.  Once we realized he was OK we all laughed our asses off.  To this day when we are all out and about we always point out the glass doors to him to make sure he doesn't walk into them.  The men in my family show love by going out of our way to humiliate each other.
 
2013-06-13 09:56:25 AM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: First, let me say very clearly, it's a stupid lawsuit, and Culvers should not be held accountable.

But as far as the injuries, comments on the article bring up that this is most likely an 85 year old woman, so I can see the injuries happening.  Old folks be frail.  And in this case, stupid and whiny too.


I am not sure if she is old, old folks walk slower to limit the injuries that could happen.  Now mid-age folks can be frail due to lack of exercise and poor nutrition and can produce the speed of injury proportions.  However I do think the glass is more at play here.  We had a temper glass thread a couple days ago, and this glass sure has a temper.
 
2013-06-13 09:59:48 AM  

lack of warmth: We had a temper glass thread a couple days ago, and this glass sure has a temper.

*applause.gif*

 
2013-06-13 10:07:31 AM  

Psycoholic_Slag: My uncle did this once (didn't sue) several years ago when we were all on vacation.  Knocked the crap out of himself.  Once we realized he was OK we all laughed our asses off.  To this day when we are all out and about we always point out the glass doors to him to make sure he doesn't walk into them.  The men in my family show love by going out of our way to humiliate each other.


My bro once yelled that he was going to be first into the store before running to the door.  He didn't hit glass, he hit the rail near the door hard enough to not get up right away.  We all thanked him for getting the door for us as we stepped over him.  It took a few years and not living in the same state for us to finally drop it.
 
2013-06-13 10:17:18 AM  

xria: ..when you see two evenly sized big windows like that and one is a door, some people will accidentally assume both sides are doors every now and then, because paired doors like that are common...


Firstly, they are clearly evenly sized.

Second, even if that's true- Do you walk into a door?? No- you push (or pull) the door. And, if you put your hand out to push/pull the door, and find it has no handle (being a window and all), then that's even more disincentive to walk into it.
 
2013-06-13 10:24:54 AM  

Stepped_In_What: The part that really screams scam artist is the claim of "soft tissue injuries to her neck and back ."  A claim that can not be proved or disproved medically, but is chronic, requiring years of treatment (read, really big settlement).


Exactly. When I worked for the fire department many years ago, soft tissue back injuries were an automatic 45-day paid vacation.  Every firefighter knew which doctor to see to get that diagnosis.  I suspect it was part of the union contract.  Not sure if that's still in effect or not.


cardex: I have seen 6 or 7 adults walk into glass objects of one kind or another and they have all been girls has anyone ever seen a guy walk into a wall is it just bad luck or is it related to the female inability to park inside the lines.


CSB: My father ran face first into a glass door and knocked out his front 6 upper teeth.  As much as he would have liked to sue, he couldn't because he was working at home and was chasing after his dog at the time.
 
2013-06-13 10:30:30 AM  

fredklein: Firstly, they are clearly evenly sized.


er "Firstly, they are clearly not evenly sized."
 
2013-06-13 10:44:39 AM  

I sound fat: you people are HARSH.

Even the ones who have done it are still saying its her fault despite the window not being visible.

Was it that first pilot in Independence Day's fault that he ran into the force field of the alien ship?  No, of course not, he didnt see it, it was invisible.

How are you supposed to avoid something you don't know is there?  Like I said before, there is next to zero chance this is the first person to walk into that wall.  The restaurant knew it had a something that had the potential to cause injury, and it chose to leave it unmarked, presumably for the entertainment value.

ALL of you have seen stories like this before.  At some point you have to stop blaming the victim.

/ no, I have never walked into a glass wall... I am MALE for god sake, im not that stupid.


This is how you troll kids.

Either that or he's a personal injury attorney.
 
2013-06-13 10:47:58 AM  

cardex: I have seen 6 or 7 adults walk into glass objects of one kind or another and they have all been girls has anyone ever seen a guy walk into a wall is it just bad luck or is it related to the female inability to park inside the lines.


I heard a friend telling a story the other day.  She was at the gym in a room surrounded by mirrors when a couple of guys start trash talking each other (friendly/competitive stuff) and they sort of start this impromptu sprint race.  It's not a large room and pretty soon one of them is slowing down.  Just one of them.  The other one slams full speed into one of the mirrored walls.  Breaks his wrist.

Which lead me to thinking many things about parallel universes, anti-matter twin selves and such as
 
2013-06-13 10:57:32 AM  
Fat, stupid and entitled is no way to go through a window, lady.
 
2013-06-13 11:04:25 AM  
i guess most of the places she goes have doors next to open panels

i once saw someone push on the window bar to try to get out
before i could say anything my brother said "that is the entrance, the exit door is here" so she used the "correct door"
 
2013-06-13 11:27:08 AM  
I can visualize what the woman tried to do that would cause her proposed injuries. If thr rotator cuff was involved, then she did try to push on the glass, but man she must be massively overweight or have been moving exceptionally fast to get injured like that. Either way I'm guessing theres the stupid present.

And to all of you mocking her lawsuit, how many of you could sustain an actual costly injury at a public business and shrug off the thousands of dollars of bills as your own stupidity tax? i'm sure some of your moral fortitude may waver depending on the number of zeroes on the bill (again assuming this woman's injuries are legit). If the door didn't have frosting or markings on it, unfortunately, the restaurant is probably technically at fault. It's sad that if the restaurant isnt at fault, theyll still likely have to settle to reduce legal fees.
 
2013-06-13 11:30:09 AM  
If I did something this stupid I wouldn't sue and draw even more attention to it. It's like this doctor who ate an entire artichoke and sued the restaurant for failing to tell him not to do that. If anyone here has ever been served an artichoke, you know how massively difficult that would be and how quickly you would realize that something was wrong. After seeing that news there's no way I'd want this guy as my doctor.
 
2013-06-13 11:45:35 AM  

louiedog: If I did something this stupid I wouldn't sue and draw even more attention to it. It's like this doctor who ate an entire artichoke and sued the restaurant for failing to tell him not to do that. If anyone here has ever been served an artichoke, you know how massively difficult that would be and how quickly you would realize that something was wrong. After seeing that news there's no way I'd want this guy as my doctor.


It's a good thing that guy didn't order shellfish!
 
2013-06-13 11:46:04 AM  
Can someone please explain to me why this woman should not be swiftly and permanently expelled from the gene pool?
 
2013-06-13 11:51:13 AM  
McCarthy says in the lawsuit that on Dec. 27, 2011, she was a customer at the restaurant, at 2529 Heartland Place, when she attempted to walk through what she believed to be an opening next to an exit door.

she attempted to walk through what she believed to be an opening next to an exit door.

what she believed to be an opening next to an exit door.

an opening next to an exit door.



Just... end your mindless existence now. People like you are why we can't have nice things.
 
2013-06-13 11:51:43 AM  

Jim_Callahan: I sound fat: Even the ones who have done it are still saying its her fault despite the window not being visible.

Refractive index:
Air: 1
Most non-scientific glass: 1.5 - 1.7
Plexiglass (PMMA): 1.5

for reference, water is 1.3

A glass panel is  entirely visible (critical angle's only like 40 degrees), just because it's not opaque doesn't mean that missing it isn't entirely your fault.  If nothing else, you should see the frame, but that's basic logic and common sense, so not as fun to make a post about as one pointing out that you should have tried harder to stay awake back in high-school physics, heh.


I'm not saying that the woman in TFA isn't an idiot, but what does glass's refractive index have to do with the visibility of a thin, uniform sheet at a zero-degree angle of incidence?  You know... like a large glass wall that you're walking directly into?

Now granted, your brain has to be almost totally turned off for you not to notice the numerous cues that a framed space next to a door isn't open to the outside, but setting context aside it's very easy for such a sheet to be almost completely invisible if it's meticulously cleaned and free of blemishes.
 
2013-06-13 12:34:23 PM  
an opening next to an exit door.


Was the design of this door different from the enter door, which she managed to navigate successfully?
 
2013-06-13 12:43:53 PM  

elysive: And to all of you mocking her lawsuit,


We're mocking her lawsuit because a majority of the population has managed not to walk into a glass window, and the one that have usually don't get injuries that severe. Either she was purposely trying to get injured, or she paid some quack to cook up a fake paperwork.
 
2013-06-13 12:47:32 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: elysive: And to all of you mocking her lawsuit,

We're mocking her lawsuit because a majority of the population has managed not to walk into a glass window, and the one that have usually don't get injuries that severe. Either she was purposely trying to get injured, or she paid some quack to cook up a fake paperwork.


I know why people mock her. I even called her stupid. I'm just skeptical that Farkers wouldnt resort to the same sort of suit if their stupidity became too expensive and they had a financial scapegoat.
 
2013-06-13 12:52:28 PM  
Obviously, glass of all kinds should be banned so that people like this poor, poor women don't injure themselves in future.
 
2013-06-13 01:02:17 PM  

elysive: I know why people mock her. I even called her stupid. I'm just skeptical that Farkers wouldnt resort to the same sort of suit if their stupidity became too expensive and they had a financial scapegoat.


I'm sure there are some Farkers stupid enough to pull that crap - they're usually lurking in the Politics section.
 
2013-06-13 01:32:51 PM  

I sound fat: you people are HARSH.

Even the ones who have done it are still saying its her fault despite the window not being visible.

Was it that first pilot in Independence Day's fault that he ran into the force field of the alien ship?  No, of course not, he didnt see it, it was invisible.

How are you supposed to avoid something you don't know is there?  Like I said before, there is next to zero chance this is the first person to walk into that wall.  The restaurant knew it had a something that had the potential to cause injury, and it chose to leave it unmarked, presumably for the entertainment value.

ALL of you have seen stories like this before.  At some point you have to stop blaming the victim.

/ no, I have never walked into a glass wall... I am MALE for god sake, im not that stupid.


If there's an open space next to a DOOR, then it is not an open space. Why the hell would someone put a DOOR next to an open space? Pay some goddam attentio to where you're going and get off the farking phone when walking.
 
2013-06-13 01:58:38 PM  
And the US continues to spiral into the toilet as the lowest common denominator expects to be catered to.

Oh, we are so very sorry. We should have put a visible sticker on that window where every other store in the United States would have a window.

We should have known that a reasonable person would know that there could be a door just hovering in space with empty space all around it.

Here, have a few hundred thousand dollars for your pain and suffering.
 
2013-06-13 02:10:34 PM  

elysive: And to all of you mocking her lawsuit, how many of you could sustain an actual costly injury at a public business and shrug off the thousands of dollars of bills as your own stupidity tax?


I think the point is, we wouldn't do something stupid like that to begin with.
 
2013-06-13 02:17:20 PM  

I sound fat: And I do understand the knee jerk "she is blaming them for her stupidity", but she is not stupid, she didnt know the glass was there.  its clear, like say, water on a slick floor.

We all know that is something that people get sued over all the time.

Like it or not, this does seem like negligence.  The sealer would be if ANYONE had ever walked into that glass before, which, again, judging by what people will ADMIT in here, seems highly likely.

It just seems that they chose to put an aesthetic feature in and completely ignored the fact that people run into these things.  I bet the staff has even laughed at people before.


So what?  If people are so stupid/rushed/idiots/fat/moronic/whatever as to WALK into a GLASS wall and INJURE themselves, why is that anyone's problem except the stupid person?

You make a very reasonable sounding argument, like a lawyer would.  But you and the lawyers fail to understand a very important point.  It is not my fault you are farking incompetent.

Luckily, I made my business the kind were people don't come to me, I go to them.  That way, I just have to worry about one of you retards bumping into the mirror on my car.  (it sticks out, so naturally idiots run into it all the time)

Also, and I know this won't fly, but, you know that you can see glass walls, and water on the floor, if you bothered to actually LOOK at something besides your cell phone and your to go food bag.
 
2013-06-13 02:44:07 PM  

I sound fat: Was it that first pilot in Independence Day's fault that he ran into the force field of the alien ship? No, of course not, he didnt see it, it was invisible.


The main difference being that no humans were familiar with alien force-fields, having never experienced one before in their life... While most people on Earth, or at least in the first world, have experienced things like glass windows before and should be very familiar with how they work... It's not like her lawsuit is claiming she had never encountered this strange substance before, and was confused like by its magical transparence...

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-13 02:54:23 PM  

zamboni: We should have known that a reasonable person would know that there could be a door just hovering in space with empty space all around it.


She must be a Minecraft player...

i1110.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-13 02:56:22 PM  
McCarthy's lawyer, personal injury attorney George Appleby of Des Moines, says the restaurant was negligent by failing to provide a proper marking, warning or sign on the panel.

GIS "George Appleby":

www.willowmanagement.co.uk

Looks like it might be a short case.
 
2013-06-13 02:56:29 PM  

Z-clipped: Jim_Callahan: I sound fat: Even the ones who have done it are still saying its her fault despite the window not being visible.

Refractive index:
Air: 1
Most non-scientific glass: 1.5 - 1.7
Plexiglass (PMMA): 1.5

for reference, water is 1.3

A glass panel is  entirely visible (critical angle's only like 40 degrees), just because it's not opaque doesn't mean that missing it isn't entirely your fault.  If nothing else, you should see the frame, but that's basic logic and common sense, so not as fun to make a post about as one pointing out that you should have tried harder to stay awake back in high-school physics, heh.

I'm not saying that the woman in TFA isn't an idiot, but what does glass's refractive index have to do with the visibility of a thin, uniform sheet at a zero-degree angle of incidence?  You know... like a large glass wall that you're walking directly into?

Now granted, your brain has to be almost totally turned off for you not to notice the numerous cues that a framed space next to a door isn't open to the outside, but setting context aside it's very easy for such a sheet to be almost completely invisible if it's meticulously cleaned and free of blemishes.


So during your thought process for this supposed zero incidence glass wall, it didn't occur to you that there might be a light source SOMEWHERE other than zero degrees?  You know, like any of the dozens of lights that were certainly  (it's a scientific fact) reflecting off the glass?

The point being, it's only "easy" to not see glass when you aren't bothering to look for it.  Stop pretending like the stuff is invisible.

And while we are talking about logical fallacies.  How many business do you go to that have only three walls?  So it's pretty safe to assume that the last wall in fact exists.  Now, how many businesses do you go to that have glass front walls?  It's like 80% isn't it?  So further, it's safe to assume that the fourth wall is there, and likely made of magical invisible glass.

She walked into a wall that a million other people walked BY without hitting.  It's HER fault, and fark her, the lawyer and anyone that thinks this should be a pay day.
 
2013-06-13 02:56:33 PM  

MythDragon: LoneVVolf: ...Appleby said Tuesday. "Essentially there should been some kind of markings on it - a decal, a bar across - something to indicate this was not open space."...

Restaurant should put a large vinyl cutout of the dumb twat's face on the window, with a sign under it stating "don't walk your dumb ass into the window and sue us like this idiot".

Win-Win.


I'd take her face-print and make that into a decal. Something like this:
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x1133]
So there would be the constant reminder of her failure.

/GIS for window face-print


In college I lived with some of the dirtiest people on earth. The sliding glass door in the living room was so dirty we didnt need blinds for it. I was up first one saturday and got tired of looking at the window and busted out the box of cleaning stuff mom sent me. I cleaned the hell out of that door and it let the light in which was amazing. Well one of the roomates wakes up and thinks I had the door open and he walks right into it. He left a great half face on it. He looked at me and said "Nice job I didnt even see that"
 
2013-06-13 03:04:39 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Mugato: McCarthy dislocated her jaw, broke her nose, tore a rotator cuff and sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back

How the shiat can you sustain all those injuries from walking into a window? I tore my rotator cuff once too but I had to get hit by a car to do it.

/also, she sounds fat

Answered your own question, darling.


CSB: I clerked for a federal lawsuit against a jet boat captain sued when an obese woman fell down in the boat he was maneuvering.  The woman's weight, over 400 pounds, caused her spine to crack in three places from the fall, as well as shattering her kneecap.  In the end the jury determined that the woman had ignored instructions to stay seated because she wanted to take a picture.  Total defense verdict.

/the eggshell skull has become the morbidly obese body
 
2013-06-13 03:16:12 PM  
That's what they get for keeping the place so clean. Should let that glass get all nasty dirty and you won't have to worry about dipshiats walking into glass. Are these people birds or what?
 
2013-06-13 06:47:04 PM  

I sound fat: I am MALE for god sake, im not that stupid.


And yet you seem to believe that glass is invisible.
 
2013-06-13 07:07:06 PM  

airsupport: Fat, stupid and entitled is no way to go through a window, lady.


A bit late, but still good.
 
2013-06-13 07:58:33 PM  
www.theblindcard.com

And only 3 beers later .. he gets the dang gif to fit ..
 
2013-06-14 10:59:48 AM  

LoneVVolf: airsupport: Fat, stupid and entitled is no way to go through a window, lady.

A bit late, but still good.


Thank you kindly.
 
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