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Old 25.11.2011, 11:46
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Common Sense

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend
more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children,
are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but
overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy
charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended
from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for
reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the
job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly
children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental
consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could
not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an
abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses;
and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a
burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to
realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in
her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by
his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do
nothing.
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Old 25.11.2011, 11:54
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Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend
more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children,
are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but
overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy
charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended
from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for
reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the
job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly
children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental
consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could
not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an
abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses;
and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a
burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to
realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in
her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by
his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do
nothing.

In what way does this relate to Switzerland? Aren't all of these incidents in the U.S. of A?
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Old 25.11.2011, 11:56
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In what way does this relate to Switzerland? Aren't all of these incidents in the U.S. of A?
Lol... This thread in daily life???
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Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to
realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in
her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
This case is so misunderstood that it saddens me to see it mentioned and the undeserved reputation the lady in question has now. She got 3rd degree burns on her crotch and all she asked initially was for McDonald's (who has since lowered the temperature their coffee is served at) to cover her medical expenses. She only took them to court when they gave her an insultingly low offer and pretty much ignored her. I would have sued them too.
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This case is so misunderstood that it saddens me to see it mentioned and the undeserved reputation the lady in question has now. She got 3rd degree burns on her crotch and all she asked initially was for McDonald's (who has since lowered the temperature their coffee is served at) to cover her medical expenses. She only took them to court when they gave her an insultingly low offer and pretty much ignored her. I would have sued them too.
It's absolutely crazy that she should even have asked them to cover medical expenses - the fact that she eventually screwed McD's out of $160000 is just plain ridiculous.
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Old 25.11.2011, 12:17
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In what way does this relate to Switzerland? Aren't all of these incidents in the U.S. of A?
The loss of common sense is not secluded to one country
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Old 25.11.2011, 12:18
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Got something to say about life in Switzerland? If it doesn't fit in any other area, then maybe it will fit here.

Wasn't trying to over think it
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Old 25.11.2011, 12:19
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Topics not directly related to Switzerland
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Old 25.11.2011, 12:21
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This case is so misunderstood that it saddens me to see it mentioned and the undeserved reputation the lady in question has now. She got 3rd degree burns on her crotch and all she asked initially was for McDonald's (who has since lowered the temperature their coffee is served at) to cover her medical expenses. She only took them to court when they gave her an insultingly low offer and pretty much ignored her. I would have sued them too.
This only proves the point.

Coffee is a drink brewed with boiling water. It stands to reason the contents will be very hot, and you should be careful. Spilling them on yourself and thus bunring yourself should not come as a surprise.
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Old 25.11.2011, 12:22
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It's absolutely crazy that she should even have asked them to cover medical expenses - the fact that she eventually screwed McD's out of $160000 is just plain ridiculous.
Why not? The coffee was so hot, it was estimated to cause 3rd degree burns in a matter of seconds. The details of the case are here.
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Old 25.11.2011, 12:23
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This only proves the point.

Coffee is a drink brewed with boiling water. It stands to reason the contents will be very hot, and you should be careful. Spilling them on yourself and thus bunring yourself should not come as a surprise.
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Old 25.11.2011, 12:24
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It could be. There is a lack of common sense here also. A number of threads have been posted recently about this.

But apologies if is in the wrong place. It has since been moved by the powers that be.

I dont understand why people get so offended. If this is a PURE Swiss forum related to swiss only matters, why are people living in spain posting threads about fish. What does that have to do with anything Swiss? Where is the common sense in that?

This is why I posted this, which was supposed to be light hearted reading.
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Old 25.11.2011, 12:25
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This case is so misunderstood that it saddens me to see it mentioned and the undeserved reputation the lady in question has now. She got 3rd degree burns on her crotch and all she asked initially was for McDonald's (who has since lowered the temperature their coffee is served at) to cover her medical expenses. She only took them to court when they gave her an insultingly low offer and pretty much ignored her. I would have sued them too.
3rd degree burns...do you understand that term?
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Burning yourself a little bit, sure. Having your private parts permanently disfigured is another matter. You may want to make a lesson in personal responsibility out of it (which is easy to do when your reproductive organs haven't been permanently scarred), but this was far from a frivolous lawsuit.
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Old 25.11.2011, 12:28
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Got something to say about life in Switzerland? If it doesn't fit in any other area, then maybe it will fit here.

Wasn't trying to over think it
Common sense would say this has little to do with switzerland. You should take some advice from your column, take some responsibility for posting in the wrong section, show discretion and don't bother posting maudlin articles like this.
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Old 25.11.2011, 12:30
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Burning yourself a little bit, sure. Having your private parts permanently disfigured is another matter. You may want to make a lesson in personal responsibility out of it (which is easy to do when your reproductive organs haven't been permanently scarred), but this was far from a frivolous lawsuit.
Thank you for both exemplifying and proving my point, you have made smile and brightened up my morning.
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Why not? The coffee was so hot, it was estimated to cause 3rd degree burns in a matter of seconds. The details of the case are here.
In some ways I can see the point as the coffee was much hotter than the coffee in other establishments but in this case I think if the coffee had been placed on a badly maintained (wobbly) table in McDonalds, tipped over and burned her the case would have had more merit.

The fact that the old dear placed it between her legs so she could put in the milk and sugar whilst in a car was not the most sensible thing to do and much of the blame is on her shoulders.

Haven't Ford Probes got cup holders?
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Common sense would say this has little to do with switzerland. You should take some advice from your column, take some responsibility for posting in the wrong section, show discretion and don't bother posting maudling articles like this.
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Common sense would say this has little to do with switzerland. You should take some advice from your column, take some responsibility for posting in the wrong section, show discretion and don't bother posting maudlin articles like this.
Common sense would say you have taken this a little bit too seriously. Hopefully you get laid tonight.

I don't need to take advice from my column, or any responsibility, as the mod's moved it for my awful, regrettable mistake of positing in the wrong column.

Dont bother what? Oooo, are you the dominant type? Or just had a bad day. See above point about getting laid tonight.
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