474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2305 times:
The lawsuit is stupid!
However, I worked with a "full figured" fellow, when we went this one BBQ restaurant for lunch he would not go with us. He went everywhere else even other BBQ restaurants. We finally figured out that the BBQ place he would no go to had only booths with fixed tables and seats and he couldn't fit!
At least he isn't suing on the grounds that 749 White Castle burgers a month suddenly made him overweight (which was my first assumption upon seeing the thread title). Stupid, yes, but not as stupid as it could have been.
Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
PPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8841 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2175 times:
Quoting Starbuk7 (Thread starter): "A 290-pound New York man is steaming mad at the White Castle fast-food chain, which he claims repeatedly broke promises to make the booths in his local eatery bigger.
Haha, and I thought this was going to be another "that company made me fat" lawsuit!
At least it's a new variation of stupidity, keeps it from getting repetitive. . .
"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13034 posts, RR: 78
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2125 times:
So the diet option was not considered, oh wait up, White Castle!
But do they have a salad option?
(We don't have White Castle over here, I only know of it from the film Harold And Kumar Get The Munchies , which I understand had 'Munchies' in the title changed from 'White Castle' due to that chain's lack of presence in some overseas markets).
Absolutely!! That would stop a lot of the silly lawsuits. Hopefully a judge will take one look at this one and tell the chubby plaintive to take a hike.
Now then, I suddenly have a hankering for some sliders........
Cadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1499 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1970 times:
Is this guy sure of his weight? I mean I'm over 300 pounds, and while I do find booths uncomfortable (something I did even when I was thin) I have no problem fitting in them - with room to spare between my stomach and the table itself.
I would also ask that people rememeber that a person can't always control their size. Yes, I can eat healthier...in fact, I almost never eat fast food (maybe once a month), however both my parents are overweight as are all my relatives that I can think of. Sometimes body size can be caused by genetics. I do laugh at lawsuits like thse though. I'm fat, it's obvious. McDonald's isn't responsible for it neither is Burger King, Wendy's etc. It's a combination of myself and my genes.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39470 posts, RR: 76
Reply 24, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1837 times:
Quoting JetsGo (Reply 23): Oh how I wish we had White Castle SOMEWHERE in NorCal or Northern Nevada..... There have been so many times where I would drive 50+ miles for those shitty little sliders. Harold and Kumar anyone?
Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 24): I weigh more then that guy and i've never had any problems getting into White Castle's or any place's booths. Might not be the most comfortable, but it's not like I'm eating a 5 course meal...
I managed to get White Castle's in to two of my trip reports.