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BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........

catspaw49 03 Nov 03 - 06:54 AM
Liz the Squeak 03 Nov 03 - 07:00 AM
Steve Parkes 03 Nov 03 - 07:06 AM
Bobert 03 Nov 03 - 07:27 AM
Rapparee 03 Nov 03 - 07:38 AM
jacqui.c 03 Nov 03 - 08:26 AM
okthen 03 Nov 03 - 09:04 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 03 Nov 03 - 09:05 AM
Cluin 03 Nov 03 - 02:56 PM
Peace 03 Nov 03 - 03:45 PM
Megan L 03 Nov 03 - 03:57 PM
Liz the Squeak 03 Nov 03 - 06:12 PM
GUEST,pdq 03 Nov 03 - 06:41 PM
Peace 03 Nov 03 - 06:57 PM
JennyO 03 Nov 03 - 09:41 PM
mack/misophist 03 Nov 03 - 10:03 PM
Bill D 03 Nov 03 - 10:21 PM
Mickey191 03 Nov 03 - 11:29 PM
LadyJean 04 Nov 03 - 01:08 AM
Sorcha 05 Nov 03 - 12:14 AM
Rustic Rebel 05 Nov 03 - 03:53 AM
Peace 05 Nov 03 - 06:23 PM
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Subject: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 06:54 AM

Well, I have about a hundred questions and another hundres jokes about this one, but ferchrissakes.........What the hell is going on? We are completely nuts! A ruined social life?   Ain't there a song in this one somewhere? Please read the following sans coffee.......

Woman say she was traumatized when mouse ran up her arm
Associated Press
© 2002 The Associated Press
All rights reserved.

A lawsuit goes to trial in Dayton(Ohio) in which a woman claims a mouse ran across her arm in a local restaurant, traumatizing her to the point where she no longer has a social life.

It happened on August ninth, 2001, in a Frisch's Big Boy restaurant in the Dayton suburb of Kettering.

Sixty-eight-year-old Mary Lauricella was waiting for her chocolate sundae when she felt something on her arm and saw it was a mouse. She started screaming and flailing her arms and the mouse scurried off.

Lauricella's lawyer says she has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

He says she has had nightmares, difficulty sleeping and difficulty concentrating, and has become withdrawn socially.

An attorney for the restaurant says it exercised ordinary care with respect to mouse control, having hired a professional mouse and insect prevention service that visited the restaurant at least twice a month and two weeks before the day the woman visited the restaurant.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 07:00 AM

Did she check the chocolate sprinkles on her sundae?

Sooner or later someone is going to twig that they have to take responsiblity for their own actions. She could have brought the mouse in with her.... did anyone else see the mouse?

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 07:06 AM

I can think of a few fast-food outfits whee a mouse would be a welcome diversion. I reckon I've had PTSD after one or two burgers and fried chickens I've eaten.

Steve

PS I wonder if the waiters were traumatised too, so they kept asking "do you want mice with that?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: Bobert
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 07:27 AM

Well, gol danged. Here in Wes Ginny you can bring a law suit if the mouse don't run up yer arm in the rester-rantee...

But seriously speakin', all kinds of law suits are filed. Filin' & winnin' is two different matters. Even if it is Ohio, I'd rather bank my retirement on a half a dozen freshly bought scratch-off lotto tikets I just bought at Sweet Springs Store than gettin' much out of this...

(And, BTW, not to sabatauge the thread, but I reckon we're gonna be hearin' more and more about these kinds of suits as the conservatives crank up their PR in their push fir tort reform...)

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 07:38 AM

That's why I use a track ball with MY computer! Them mice, especially the wireless kind, are getting just a tad too uppity and desirous of freedom.

As for her PTSD, why I guess that having a mouse run up your arm must rank right up there with having your buddy bleed to death in your arms, or spending hours under shellfire, or being trapped in a mine collapse, or watching your family burn to death because they couldn't get out of the house, or any other minor things like those.

As for her social life, well, if she eats at Frisch's I don't think she could have had much of one anyway. Last time I ate there I got dire rear, and it certainly ruined my social life, leastways until it was over.

Jaysus, them Ohioans!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: jacqui.c
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 08:26 AM

Here in England I work as an injury claims negotiator for an insurance company. Most of the work involves motor accidents and it is surprising how many people there are out therewith vulnerable necks and psyches. It seems that the attitude is 'any excuse to claim' and that's supported by the legal profession in a big way. I don't think we've quite got to the degree it seems to be hitting in the States, but the compensation culture does seem to be taking off over here!

Last week I tripped over a kerb and fell flat on my face. Left me bruised and shocked for a few days. I suppose I should have made a claim for the kerb being too high but, basically it was my own fault for not lifting the foot high enough. However, it seems that no-one can accept that they may be at fault for ANYTHING these days and even the smallest incident must be blown out of all proportion.

Problem is, all these claims cost money, whether successful or not, in time spent investigating and the legal cost of defending. Not to mention the payouts when they are successful, and that means that insurers have to look at increasing premiums right across the board, from motor through household to commercial policies. And who pays for this culture in the end? You and me, folks!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: okthen
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 09:04 AM

Socially withdrawn............she should be.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 09:05 AM

If anything, it's the little mousie that should be filing suit.   Poor little thing's probably suffering from a real case of PTSD.

"I wuz jus' lookin' fer sum crumbs on th' table and 'fore I knowed it I wuz two feet up th' arm of this big ole burger-eatin' broad. I tried t' jus' apologize an' turn aroun' but she started in screamin' an' flingin' her arms all over th' place. Next thang I knowed I wuz flung up 'side th' milkshake machine an' damm near bounced inta th' 'tater fryer. I got whiplash an' been havin' t' wear a neckbrace ever since. An' th' doc sez I might never be able t' have chilren. Thet woman's nutso."


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: Cluin
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 02:56 PM

And now the punch line...

"Good thing it was the cat's day off."


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: Peace
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 03:45 PM

How come the cat got a day off? Musta been one big friggin' mouse, huh? Too bad it didn't take place in Australia.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: Megan L
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 03:57 PM

If it wern't for the lawyers runnin round the house
the daft old bitch would neverv'e known she could sue the bloomin mouse.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 06:12 PM

Like I said, did anyone else see the mouse?

I think I'll try going into a local restaurant and suddenly waving my arms about shouting 'mouse', although with the restaurants around here, they are likely to just put it back in the soup.

Here's a thought - are mice kosher/halal? Instinct would say no, but hell, people eat dormice don't they?

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: GUEST,pdq
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 06:41 PM

We need tart reform! Those tarts are way too expensive, especially the ones with the jelly in the middle.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: Peace
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 06:57 PM

I agree. Tarts have become very expensive, but with cell phones and taxis, it all adds up. The customer eventually pays. The jelly is in the middle of what?


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: JennyO
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 09:41 PM

A diner while dining at Crewe
Found a rather large mouse in his stew,
Said the waiter,"Don't shout
And wave it about,
Or the rest will be wanting one too."


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: mack/misophist
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 10:03 PM

I would have no trouble believing the woman's PTSD, myself. But only if she had been nutty as a fruitcake when she went in.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: Bill D
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 10:21 PM

Jenny! you beat me by 25 minutes!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: Mickey191
Date: 03 Nov 03 - 11:29 PM

My Former sister-in-law had a hamburger with french fries on the side and a medium/rare thumb thrown in. Do you know what happened? She turned into the nicest, sweetest and most unselfish person I've ever known.....Oh excuse me. I got that backwards!

She got $500.00 from the Chain & and became fixated on a search for a nine fingered guy with hairy knuckles.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: LadyJean
Date: 04 Nov 03 - 01:08 AM

J.R. Weldin's, a local office supply store, had an elderly cat, who spent most of his time snoozing up by the cas register. One day, a part time legal secretary claimed the cat had scratched her, and that she would have to have platic surgery, and sued the store.
Smokey, the cat, became one of the best known felines in town. The store was full of customers. People went by to see the famous cat, he was even written up in "People". Of course locals raised a defense fund for him, which proved unneccessary, because the case was thrown out of court.
I come from a long line of attorneys. I tell people, that, the next time your dog bites somebody, you can sue them for trying to poison your dog. Good luck finding a lawyer who'll take the case, and a judge who won't throw it out of court. But you can always sue.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 Nov 03 - 12:14 AM

No, Liz, mice are NOT kosher. They are rodents and NO rodent is kosher. Not even rabbits. Kosher mammals must have a cloven hoof AND chew cud. Cows,goats and sheep, yes. Camels, horses, rabbits, pigs, no. You wanna know about kosher insects???? (The woman was obviously nutso when she went in....)


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 05 Nov 03 - 03:53 AM

I once had a mouse run up my shorts,
can't say it bothered me none.
'Cuz feelin' that thing squirm around where it was,
made me want to ...

come to the local lawyers house and say ,"what can I do about this?
I feel like I was invaded 'cuz a little mouse ran around my puss...

See I'm not really into suing for nothing, I only want what I can get
and when that mouse ran around my shorts I felt like a master...

baiter of mice, with a four inch trap, just waiting for my...

pray that my lawyer is as good as he says, and I will be a rich woman some day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: Peace
Date: 05 Nov 03 - 06:23 PM

Has a ring of truth to it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hickory, Dickory, Bullshit........
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 05 Nov 03 - 06:35 PM

Now if those three blind mice wanted to sue that vicious farmer's wife, I think they'd have a good case.


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