The ruminations of an unambiguous guy in an ambiguous world.
It used to be you only had a legitimate cause of action, if a product you bought was defective, or the company hired failed to perform service. Now, we live in the lawyers' paradise of Touchy-feely-dom (or is that -DUMB!?):If you don't feeeeeel satisfied or like you got a good deal, even if you can't prove the other party defrauded you, sue. And if you really have hurt feeeeeelings then start a rights-cause or gimmee-group to extort the decendents of the alleged wrong-doers til hell freezes over, and whine about everything.What a scam! We're in the wrong business: Honesty just doesn't pay *ahem!*Even so, I'll take it over that crap anyday!!!
There are some situations where legitimately everyone in sight should be sued. There is a situation like that here in London where a mother was accused of murdering her baby. All charges were dropped, but only after she spent over 100 days in solitary confinement and was subjected to all kinds of indignities. If I can calm down long enough about the situation, I may blog about it.
Someone told me recently that Canadians are starting to catch on to the 'litigation lotto'. That saddens me greatly. We seem to be homogenizing quickly in our race to sink to the lowest common denominator in human ethics and dignity.
It's true, Lin. We are a long way from the U.S. example, but it's coming. It saddens me too.
The suit stuff... just makes me ill. (I say this as someone is blatantly homesteading my landlord's other house... acting like it's his for the taking, not paying rent... need an attorney now to get the guy out.. and he'll probably win! It's absurd!) What happened to integrity? Honor? All that old-fashioned stuff? Hope you are able to do something to keep Canada from going the way of this place. (And, btw, I like anyone who voted against the Patriot Act. What a horrid piece of legislation that is!)Enough political commentary from me! :)
Thanks, Chani: I see a decline in civilization that will only stop when we hit bottom. All the things that should matter, don't, and all the things that should be of no interest to anyone get all the attention.It's puzzling. Baffling. Infuriating. But don't stop he world ... I don't want to get off just yet.