Friday, May 28, 2010

This really tweaks my melon.

I came across this article on yahoo about a woman that fell asleep during her flight on United Airlines. She didn't wake up when the plane landed, and for some reason, the crew missed that she was still onboard when they exited the plane and locked it up. The woman awoke 3 1/2 hours later and wasn't able to get off the plane for a while.

Now, I can understand being in her situation and becoming angry. Even filing a complaint. But, no, she is actually suing the airline for negligence, false imprisonment, and emotional trauma. Come on. I mean, she's not a 5-year-old that woke up all alone on an empty, locked bus. She's a grown woman, one that could have picked up her cell phone, or the plane phone, and called for help. Sounds to me like she is trying to take advantage of the airline's mistake for all that she can get out of it. So, sorry, no sympathy from me, past her understandable annoyance.

And then, I came across this article about Beyonce being sued because she was filming a music video and the neighbor of the location was inconvenienced by the crew, their traffic, and the noise they made when he was sound asleep at 7 am. Again, I can understand annoyance, complaining, and even asking for some reparation. But suing seems a bit unnecessary.

I mean, after all, there ARE a lot of other things to worry about in the world right now. Important things. Like, gushing oil poisoning the ocean and killing millions of creatures each day. Like, protesters torching buildings in Bangkok.

Come on, people. How about we get some priorities straight and stop acting like temper tantrum-throwing, red-faced, insufferable brats. Thank you.

1 comment:

Bryan and Whitney said...

We sue-happy Americans are the butt of the world's jokes. When I went to Norway to visit family, and again when they came here, there was a suing joke at least once a day. All in good fun, of course, but what a thing to be known for as a country! Argh. I am totally with you on this one.