Thursday, May 31, 2007

I Told You So

I told you so. In two previous posts, here and here, I pointed out the trend in which Americans believe they don't have to follow the rules. This "you're not the boss of me" mentality permiates nearly every segment of our society, proven even more by the latest stunt: an American knowingly and defiantly boarded an international flight after having been diagnosed with an "extensively drug resistant tuberculosis or XDR-TB." He was told not to fly. He was told NOT to travel abroad, but hey: "The rules don't apply to me!"

Andrew Speaker, a personal injury lawyer (aka "ambulance chaser") is currently under quarantine at a Denver medical center after having traveled to Greece to get married; he and his wife then travelled to Italy for their honeymoon. Health officials in North America and Europe are now trying to track down about 80 passengers who sat near him on the two trans-Atlantic flights

I hope they find those 80 passengers...then put them, along with little Andrew (who obviously didn't get enough spankings as a kid), in a pit and give all the passengers a 1" diameter dowel rod. At the whistle, they begin whaling on Andrew, until (a) Andrew is beaten unconscious or (b) their arms get tired! Then, maybe, if there is a "next time," Andy will learn to obey the rules.

One of Andrew Speaker's former neighbors, one Pam Hood said: "He's a great guy. Gregarious...He's a wonderful guy. Just a very, very pleasant man." Well, guess what, Pam. He's better than you and me--the rules of consideration for the safety and well-being of your fellow man DON'T APPLY TO HIM.

Fox News story here.

8 comments:

Dylan said...

You know what would be ideal?

For the passengers in question to successfully sue with a personal injury lawyer.

Keith said...

Now THAT would be funny! A little taste of his own medicine.

Cheatwoods said...

oh man, how inconsiderate can u be, i dont even like taking my kids to kids church when IV been sick!! not cool!

Baxter said...

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BTW, what dylan said...I thought that's where you were going to go in your post. :)

Keith said...

Baxter: Actually, I thought about it, but I'm torn...
a) I think most lawyers are blood-suckers, especially personal injury lawyers.
b) I think the "I'll sue" mentality in America is WAY out of hand. No one wants to take responsibility for their actions.

That said...I think Andrew Speaker deserves to have his BUTT SUED OFF!!! I read somewhere this weekend that the wedding never actually took place according to a Greek official--Mr. Speaker and his fiance didn't have the correct paperwork. They supposedly just spent three days in Greece, then continued their journey.

Baxter said...

How does his girlfriend keep from contracting TB? Go figure! *puzzled*

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