ARE WE NUTS?
If the world isn't laughing at Americans, it ought to be.
The WWW Is awash with headlines similar to the one from the Huffington Post that reads: Woman Files $5 Million Lawsuit Against Starbucks For Putting Too Much Ice In Her Drinks
You've GOT to be kidding.
I am not a fan of Starbucks; I don't like their coffee and all their drinks seem overpriced. (Maybe I just don't get out enough.)
IF I ordered a drink with ice in it and if I felt there was too much ice, I would complain - loudly if necessary - until some of the ice was replaced with whatever drink I ordered.
For US$5 MILLION?
Over too much ICE?
I am reasonably certain the plaintiff has no expectation of winning more than whatever she paid for the over-iced drink.
In my opinion, unless a judge has a weird sense of humor, the case should be tossed out as being "frivolous," and all costs associated with the suit should be paid by the plaintiff.
I don't like ice in my whiskey and on occasion when my glass contained an ice cube, I sent it back. No big deal.
Coffee luke warm? Send it back for a new cup. No big deal.
I have seen people return glasses filled with ice and a soft drink for a glass with the soft drink but no ice. I've never seen a server object.
I don't doubt that the plaintiff has a point - but not a case - that the ice displaced some of the drink she ordered, but she seems a bit quick to find a hungry (for fame if not fortune) barrister (not barista) to file a claim against an international business.
AS FAR AS STARBUCKS is concerned, "Our customers understand and expect that ice is an essential component of any 'iced' beverage. If a customer is not satisfied with their beverage preparation, we will gladly remake it," company spokeswoman Jamie Riley said.
There is only one word for this suit: LU'DI'CROUS.