What a cock

For once I’m glad to see our justice system act in favour of a large corporation in a move that actually goes against the growing culture of suing anything and having no personal responsibility for your own actions. An accountant – I’d assume therefore an moderately intelligent person – attempted to sue Marks & Spencer because he slipped on a grape stuck to his shoe that "could have been picked up inside the store or car park"

What a cock.

If you’re 55 and can’t manage to walk 100 yards without slipping on a piece of fruit that could already have been stuck to your foot then you shouldn’t be allowed out on your own. On the other hand, if you’re a greedy cunt who’s out to make some easy money, I find it only disappointing that self-representation reduces the legal bill to a point where bankruptcy isn’t an issue.

Mr Martin-Sklan, you win today’s award for “greediest wanker in the news today”. I only hope this is the first in a slew of cases like this being thrown out. I’m sick of people getting thousands for tripping over paving slabs and suchlike. Have some responsibility for your own personal safety, for fuck’s sake.

8 thoughts on “What a cock”

  1. Generally, they’re covered by accident/liability insurance and will offer that. If you take it higher once you have declined that, then you won’t get diddly. It’s generally best to accept the first settlement offer, because you might not get another.

  2. Unless, for example, you’re a greedy bastard? In which case you might push your luck and succeed only in embarrassing yourself in public.

  3. Oh well, I am having to abandon my plans to plant fruit in supermarket car parks to get some free money.

    still, the bloke must have balls the size of watermelons to even think that he’d get any money.

  4. I’m thinking more that he was just a greedy cunt. Balls don’t really come into it when you think you have a chance at free money just for being obnoxious. Oh, and as for the depression and so on he reckoned he suffered from his injury… I hope it was nothing compared to the embarrassment of being named as a cash-hungry cock in all the newspapers.

  5. So what happens if some clumsy idiot slips on some dog poo, do they go after the dog/dog’s owner with their solicitor too?

    Lawyers are just laffing these days!

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