[funsec] Greed, stupidity, arrogance, and small genitalia....
(a c orporate study on the bells)
pauls at utdallas.edu
Tue Jan 17 22:24:28 CST 2006
--On January 17, 2006 10:00:51 PM -0500 Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> 3) She only sued when it was discovered over 700 other people had gotten
I once did the math on that. 700 complaints in 10 years from some millions
of cups of coffees sold worked out to be a 0.000000000972% complaint ratio.
Or something along those lines.
Gross abuse that, eh?
> Ok? Got that? If I handed you a coffee, and you spilled it on yourself,
> and you got a little red spot, that's one thing.
> If I had handed you a cup of something you thought was coffee, and you
> spilled it, and you required multiple months of skin grafts, and you
> discovered that other people had been burned by the stuff I was putting
> in the cup, how quick would *you* be calling *your* lawyer?
Well, if I handed you a cup of coffee and you got in your car and put that
cup of coffee between your legs and took the lid off and then spilled the
coffee on yourself, I would expect you to take responsibility for your own
stupidity, not sue me.
But that, of course, wouldn't be America, where even the terminally obtuse
can win the legal lottery.
Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member
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