As everyone knows when ever anything bad happens to you it is someone else's fault and you are thereby obligated to sue! I stumbled across a site that lists 15 Crazy Lawsuits that Make You Want To Sue Someone. Now all of the lawsuits listed are frivolous and stupid. One in particular really annoyed me.
Cookie klatch lands girls in court: Two girls decide to make cookies and deliver them to neighbors. One of the houses they tried to drop some cookies off at however was the home of a woman that apparently can't handle stress or surprises. Two "shadowy figures" knocking (she said banging, but really either way) at her door at 10:30pm was far too much for her to handle. After the girls "ran off" the lady "thought perhaps they were burglars or some neighbors she had tangled with in the past." I know every time someone tries to rob my house they politely knock on the door first. She therefore suffered a panic attack and went to the hospital.
The girls wrote a letter of apology, although really what exactly are they apologizing for? Bringing cookies, trying to be nice, or having the audacity to be up at 10:30? I had to knock on a door at around seven or eight in the morning out in the middle of the country one day because I got into a car accident. I might have gotten some blood on their carpet, I was bleeding pretty well at the time. The lady actually screamed when she opened the door and saw me covered in blood. Should she have sued me for emotional strain? I later brought them cookies, apparently that was a dangerous move on my part.
The woman sued for hospital expenses, yes the stress caused by people knocking on her door at 10:30pm was enough to send the woman to the hospital. She sued, and won, for her medical expenses, because the judge felt "that it was pretty late at night for them to be out." She also tried to get payment for pain and suffering but apparently the judge thought that would have been too greedy.
Lawsuits like this are a sure fire way to kill all friendliness and kindness in the world. Don't do anything nice, it'll only get you sued.