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Thursday, 12 May 2016
I recently watched a Judge Judy episode where US litigation culture hit a new low.
Some brainless woman had sent her doggy woggy (I think it was a Pomeranian) to the groomer for a haircut, and it was returned clipped a teeny weeny bit too short.
The owner of said doggy woggy (which had two bows in its hair) then claimed that the overly short haircut had caused her dog to have diarrhoea for five days; and of course she wanted serious compensation.
Judge Judy is no fool, she knows that there is very little hard medical evidence linking a haircut with diarrhoea, and politely instructed the silly woman to eff-off.
US style litigation has crossed the pond, and has now taken a stronghold in the UK's courts (much of it via Brussels), and it's about time someone called 'Halt'. TV ad's encourage us to sue for car accidents, medical mishaps, and every other scratch and bruise imaginable.
When President Trump is sitting at his newly gold leafed White House desk, I do hope one of his first actions will be to put a stop to all this nonsensical 'I'll see you in court' business.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
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I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!