Ok guys this one’s a doozy. So heres the deal: In 2010 my man Hiram Jimenez goes to Applebee’s and orders the fajitas (no quesadilla burger, thats his first mistake). The server then comes with the grub and puts it down on the table (pretty standard move there). While these fajitas are still sizzling like a brain at Ultra the homie leans over to pray and what happens next may shock you. He gets BURNED.
“According to the ruling, Jimenez ordered fajitas that were placed in front of him in a “sizzling skillet.” When he bowed his head “close to the table,” the ruling says, Jimenez heard “a loud sizzling noise, followed by ‘a pop noise’ and then felt a burning sensation in his left eye and on his face.”
Doh! Poor schmuck just wants to pray and he can’t without looking like Fred Krueger after. So what does he do next? Well he pursues the one and only logical option…SUE! I mean, this guy should be golden (not talking about his face thats probably more like red) because the server didn’t even warn him the plate was hot right? Not exactly…
“A trial judge dismissed the suit, finding Applebee’s — a California-based chain with more than 1,900 restaurants — was not required to warn Jimenez “against a danger that is open and obvious.””
This is a sad day for the American justice system. So many things wrong here. First I feel for the guy for wanting to pray at Applebee’s. Have you ever had a sampler in front of you? It’s honestly a religious experience. Certain food establishments and dining experiences are just so sacred that you have to have your own form of worship. Personally I have a serious of rituals I must complete before eating my food at Chick Fil A, it’s plain old disrespectful not to. The second worst part of this is how the judge just tries to insult the mans intelligence and embarrass him. They basically call him a full on retard by claiming the server didn’t have to give the poor guy a heads up that the plate was blazing hot because the danger is “open and obvious”. Just because the sizzling of a plate of fajitas is so loud you can hear it from across the restaurant and just because theres usually enough steam emanating from the plate to resemble a California forest fire, that makes it ok to assume the plate is hot enough to burn your face off? So let me get this straight, if I go and order $15 worth of Taco Bell and eat it all at once and then proceed to physically shit out all of my vital organs and intestines then can I not sue even though the person who handed me the bag never even told me to not eat it all? And don’t get me started on the server…whatever happened to common sense? Not even like a “hey since this plate is sizzling hot and all you may not wanna bow your head right in front of it to pray”? Would that have killed them to say? But, it’s all over now and all you can do is take this incident and learn for the next time. Sadly, it’s evident we live in a world insensitive to people’s religions. Next time you need to show the appropriate form of worship at a food establishment please take the time to thoroughly assess and evaluate any dangers or risks so that something like this doesn’t happen again.
Here’s a link to the original story http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/03/04/man-burned-by-fajitas-cant-sue-applebees/24403053/