Remember the woman who sued McDonalds some years ago because she put a scalding hot cup of coffee between her legs and blamed the restaurant?
Well, this guy tried a similar tactic, but lost. From the NY Daily News:
Hiram Jimenez claimed a waitress at the Westampton, N.J., restaurant did not tell him the skillet was hot during a 2010 visit with his brother, NJ.com reported.
When the order arrived, he bowed his head in prayer over the entrée and the skillet splashed him with grease in the left eye and face, according to the suit.
Jimenez then knocked the plate onto his lap.
A lower court dismissed the case and a two-judge panel agreed. Applebee’s was not negligent, they ruled.
“Here, the risk of injury was foreseeable since the plate of food, as described by plaintiff, was sizzling, smoking and ‘real hot,’ ” the court concluded in dismissing the suit.
Because, you know, all that sizzling and smoking should be enough to tell you “this thing is hot…”
Truth be told, I do most of my praying after I eat at Applebees.