Just when you think you’ve heard it all, along comes a story like this.
A Los Angeles woman claims she was injured by her Victoria’s Secret thong, prompting her to sue the underwear manufacturer. The plaintiff in the case, Macrida Patterson, 52, attributed the May 2007 injury to a Victoria’s Secret “low-rise v-string,” according to a court document posted on The Smoking Gun.
Patterson’s lawyer told The Smoking Gun that a “design problem” caused a decorative metallic piece on the underwear to fly up and hit Patterson in the eye while she was putting the underwear on. Patterson’s product liability lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court last week.
The Smoking Gun reported that, prior to the lawsuit, officials from Victoria’s Secret had asked to see the offending underwear but were refused by Patterson’s lawyer. I had never checked out the Smoking Gun Web Site – what a lesson in lack of personal responsibility for actions!
Glued To His Seat: Shopper sues Home Depot, claims he was cemented to store toilet. This one was good too.
Our court system is so clogged with this type of nonsense law suit, that they don’t have time to manage the drug dealers, smugglers and felons of a serious type. Children and adults need lessons in personal responsibility. The choices they make are their own fault. We must all help people become the Leader of their own life. I am sick and tired of this wing nuts diverting attention in our legal system. I know some people will say I am wrong but I will stick to my guns on this one.
Then you look at the personal responsibility of the court to uphold the law of the land. I believe some of our judges need to take personal responsibility for interpreting the law consistently.
Remember the TLC approach to personal accountability and making choices.
Take it (have a plan if it is not how you want it)
Leave it (walk away or reject it)
Change it (be flexible and keep an open mind)
The women and the thong and the guy and the toilet seat made choices. Do they really think they will be awarded an easy buck by suing? Sad news is they probably will which intensifies the non-responsibility issue. This should be taught in every work environment. Every leader must help employees understand that personal accountability, good communications and self-leadership is part of their job.
Let me know if you agree or disagree with this stand! Marsha