Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Idiot of the week #2

A dry cleaning business lost a pair of pants owned by Roy Pearson. Due to being able to wear his favorite suit on his first day of work, he suffered "mental suffering, inconvenience, and discomfort." The owners, Korean immigrants, of the DC area dry cleaning business have a sign that says Satisfaction Guaranteed. Yada, yada, yada. Nothing is ever guaranteed; mistakes happen and there are consumer laws in place to protect the truly injured and wronged parties. In 2002, Pearson dropped off a pair of pants and the pants were lost so he received a check for $150 for a new pair. That's a fair price. Three years later, in 2005, it happened again; this time it was a pair of gray trousers (his fav pair) that he meant to wear on his first day of work. So he sued them for $1,150 for a whole new suit. First of all, they only lost the pants, not the whole suit and second of all, I think that was a bit greedy. The owners of the store offered Pearson $3,000 but he balked at that. They upped it to $4,600 and he still stood his ground. Then they offered him $12,000. $12,000 FRIGGIN' DOLLARS!!!!!!!!!! FOR A NEW SUIT!!!!!!!!!! What did Pearson say to that....NO! Now he's suing them for $67 million dollars; a figure he came up with by figuring $1,500 dollars for each violation each day (more than 1,200) and then dividing the figure by 3 (the two owners and their son...he's suing each of them). This guy needs help. I personally hope he gets NOTHING!!!!! ZERO DOLLARS! He could have had $12,000 way more than what the pants were originally worth. And who has mental suffering for a lost pair of pants, anyway? Ridiculous.



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