Forums > Personal > I just CAN'T believe this!

forum rss feed
Author

Mr.Jingles user not visiting Queenzone.com
Mr.Jingles
Deity: 10532 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 07 Feb 05, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DURANGO, Colo. (Reuters) - A Colorado judge ordered two teen-age girls to pay about $900 for the distress a neighbor said they caused by giving her home-made cookies adorned with paper hearts.

The pair were ordered to pay $871.70 plus $39 in court costs after neighbor Wanita Renea Young, 49, filed a lawsuit complaining that the unsolicited cookies, left at her house after the girls knocked on her door, had triggered an anxiety attack that sent her to the hospital the next day.

Taylor Ostergaard, then 17, and Lindsey Jo Zellitte, 18, paid the judgment on Thursday after a small claims court ruling by La Plata County Court Judge Doug Walker, a court clerk said on Friday.

The girls baked cookies as a surprise for several of their rural Colorado neighbors on July 31 and dropped off small batches on their porches, accompanied by red or pink paper hearts and the message: "Have a great night."

The Denver Post newspaper reported on Friday that the girls had decided to stay home and bake the cookies rather than go to a dance where there might be cursing and drinking.

It reported that six neighbors wrote letters entered as evidence in the case thanking the girls for the cookies.

But Young said she was frightened because the two had knocked on her door at about 10:30 p.m. and run off after leaving the cookies.

She went to a hospital emergency room the next day, fearing that she had suffered a heart attack, court records said.

The judge awarded Young her medical costs, but did not award punitive damages. He said he did not think the girls had acted maliciously but that 10:30 was fairly late at night for them to be out.


[QUOTE][QUOTENAME]Brandon wrote: [/QUOTENAME]... and now the "best you can offer is Mr. Jingles? HA! He's... just pathetic.[/QUOTE]
Janet user not visiting Queenzone.com
Janet
Deity: 3937 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 07 Feb 05, 10:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So much for random acts of kindness...


-If you want the best seat in the house, you have to move the cat.





iGSM user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 5001 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 07 Feb 05, 10:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*punches American justice in the face*




...this kettle is boiling over...

...one dump...one turd...two tits...John Deacon...

...one prawn...one shrimp...one clam...one chicken!
Mr.Jingles user not visiting Queenzone.com
Mr.Jingles
Deity: 10532 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 07 Feb 05, 10:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freaks like that woman should be locked in a sanitarium where they can't be a menace to society.

God, I remember when I used to work at a supermarket and I had to deal with a couple of obsessive compulsive disorder freaks. The ones who had germ anxiety were the worst ones of all.

However, no one deserves a bigger punishment than the judge. As IGSM mentioned it's indeed a punch in the face to the American justice system.


[QUOTE][QUOTENAME]Brandon wrote: [/QUOTENAME]... and now the "best you can offer is Mr. Jingles? HA! He's... just pathetic.[/QUOTE]
iGSM user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 5001 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 07 Feb 05, 10:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To me, the Australian, it just seems like there's so many stupid, minute cases that are actually being won by the plaintiff. Ugh, cases like this one really make me wonder what will be next.

Sterotypes aside.


...this kettle is boiling over...

...one dump...one turd...two tits...John Deacon...

...one prawn...one shrimp...one clam...one chicken!
The Real Wizard user not visiting Queenzone.com
The Real Wizard
Deity: 18628 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 07 Feb 05, 12:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sometimes all you can do is believe in karma... what goes around comes around. I'd like to think that judge will get what's coming to him at one point or another.



"The more generous you are with your music, the more it comes back to you." -- Dan Lampinski



http://www.queenlive.ca
rachael mae. user not visiting Queenzone.com
i am lush
rachael mae.
Royalty: 1489 posts
add to buddy list send PM

KillerQueen840 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 4081 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 07 Feb 05, 14:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WOW.


"The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out the joy."

(Jim Rohn)
geeksandgeeks user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 4296 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 07 Feb 05, 15:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's inane. If a couple of teenage girls who could have been at a dance left cookies on my doorstep, I'd gain a little more hope for the world.

Come to think of it, I think that's an excellent idea. But I'm a little afraid to do it.


God wants you to send me some money.



"Seven spades doubled, vulnerable, making seven? You BITCH."
Haystacks Calhoun user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1550 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 07 Feb 05, 15:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wouldn't eat them , they might be poisoned .


"Not a fan of the ladies, are you Trebek?"



Sean Connery
Sonia Doris user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 6254 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 07 Feb 05, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

that is definetely something i'm gonna forbid my granchildren to do! just listen to it!!! bake cookies??? that's satanic!!! wooooooow!



2+2=5
Haystacks Calhoun user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1550 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 07 Feb 05, 16:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The girls should have made the old bitch some hash brownies...


"Not a fan of the ladies, are you Trebek?"



Sean Connery
SergeantPepperDG user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1725 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 07 Feb 05, 17:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How could cookies cause and anxiety attack? I don't get it... cookies would probably PREVENT me from having and anxiety attack.


Kay Adams Corleone- The ultimate desperate housewife
Mr.Jingles user not visiting Queenzone.com
Mr.Jingles
Deity: 10532 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 07 Feb 05, 18:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Someone needs to send wackos like that woman some anthrax.

Where's Al Qaeda when you need them.


[QUOTE][QUOTENAME]Brandon wrote: [/QUOTENAME]... and now the "best you can offer is Mr. Jingles? HA! He's... just pathetic.[/QUOTE]
Panchgani user not visiting Queenzone.com
St Peter's Burnt Piano
Panchgani
Deity: 6372 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 07 Feb 05, 19:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm shocked ... that the goofy US legal system did not award punitive damages. She must have had a piss-poor lawyer.

I do not blame the woman as much as I blame the ambulance chasers and our screwy legal system.


Roger: I like it. If you don't. Sod you!



Queen song poll: http://home.comcast.net/~vantricers/index.html



B-52's: I, I, I'm lookin for some fun - waitin for the REAL Queen Box Sets to come
FreddiesGhettoTrench user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1624 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 08 Feb 05, 07:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

geeksandgeeks wrote:

That's inane. If a couple of teenage girls who could have been at a dance left cookies on my doorstep, I'd gain a little more hope for the world.

Come to think of it, I think that's an excellent idea. But I'm a little afraid to do it.


I wish someone would leave Erik on my doorstep, but I wouldn't mind cookies.


"Brian May, Freddie will."
geeksandgeeks user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 4296 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 08 Feb 05, 16:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FreddiesGhettoTrench wrote:

geeksandgeeks wrote:

That's inane. If a couple of teenage girls who could have been at a dance left cookies on my doorstep, I'd gain a little more hope for the world.

Come to think of it, I think that's an excellent idea. But I'm a little afraid to do it.


I wish someone would leave Erik on my doorstep, but I wouldn't mind cookies.


I just spit coffee all over the monitor of this computer. My God, Sara...


God wants you to send me some money.



"Seven spades doubled, vulnerable, making seven? You BITCH."
FreddiesGhettoTrench user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1624 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 09 Feb 05, 07:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

geeksandgeeks wrote:

FreddiesGhettoTrench wrote:

geeksandgeeks wrote:

That's inane. If a couple of teenage girls who could have been at a dance left cookies on my doorstep, I'd gain a little more hope for the world.

Come to think of it, I think that's an excellent idea. But I'm a little afraid to do it.


I wish someone would leave Erik on my doorstep, but I wouldn't mind cookies.


I just spit coffee all over the monitor of this computer. My God, Sara...


*grin* Well, if Christine doesn't want him, she should give him to the needy, namely, me.


"Brian May, Freddie will."
Freddie-B user not visiting Queenzone.com
Freddie-B
Deity: 2859 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 09 Feb 05, 07:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's absolutely disgraceful. People shouldn't be allowed to sue, they should all pull their fucking fingers out and stop feeling so sorry for themselves. It's like the woman who sued for emotional trauma after Janet Jackson's nipple thing at the superbowl, who the hell do they think they are?

God, stuff like this really gets my back up. Fucking idiots.

Mr.Jingles user not visiting Queenzone.com
Mr.Jingles
Deity: 10532 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 09 Feb 05, 10:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know how it is in other countries, but here in America there's just way too many people who in the most despicable ways abuse of their civil liberties, and in this case their right demand their "rights" and sue.

These people sue for the most stupid and pathetic reasons. Most of them for emotional distress, and punitive damages. Of course lawyers have a lot to be with it, and they make the "victims" look far worse than they seem to be.

In my opinion people should be sued for bringing up stupid lawsuits. It's just a waste of time and money.


[QUOTE][QUOTENAME]Brandon wrote: [/QUOTENAME]... and now the "best you can offer is Mr. Jingles? HA! He's... just pathetic.[/QUOTE]