Saturday, March 7, 2015

Just When You Thought You Heard It All News (3-8-2015)

Men: Whatever you do, don't ever tell your wife no on valentines day! You should at least wait until February 15th! Keep in mind if you choose to ignore my advise you may be risking your life or she may just turn around and take it out on someone else!

Bad service at a restaurant? Most patrons would stop giving the establishment their business, or perhaps leave a negative review on Yelp.

Not Kathleen Hampton. After experiencing what she says was poor service at an Italian restaurant in Portland, Oregon she'sl filed a lawsuit for $100,000.

As first reported by Oregon Live, Hampton says she and her husband made reservations to eat at Enzo’s Caffe Italiano on Valentine's Day. At the last minute, her husband decided not to join her because, she writes in the suit, "he was still full from lunch." Or maybe his girlfriend was free that night! 

So she decided to attend by herself.

She sat looking sad, lonely and wreckless at the table for two, amid what local news station calls a busy Valentines Day crowd, but says no one would take her order. Instead, she says, she was asked to give up the table.

Hampton says she was "crushed."  She says she tried to give the restaurant a way out by ordering to go, "and they told me they don't do take out."

"That was the final straw," she writes. "I've never heard of a food place not having to go. I was so devastated I cried for one day ... I don't want this to happen to anyone else that's why I'm filing this complaint."

She says she believes her race, but not her neglectful husband, played a factor in the decision, though she does not make that claim in her suit.

Restaurant owner Enzo Lanzadoro recalls a very different scenario:

"She made a reservation for two and when she got there, said 'Oh, just by myself,' Lanzadoro said. "We offered for her to sit at the bar with other single diners since Valentine's Day is very busy and all we know is she got up [from the table] and left without paying after she drank two glasses of wine."

Hampton, who is representing herself in the lawsuit, is asking for $100,000 from the restaurant and a "public apology both in person and in writing in news and community papers."

And this week in STUPID lawsuit news......

A New Jersey appellate court says a man cannot seek damages for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet at a restaurant.

He needs to pray for wisdom if you ask me!

The ruling made public Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling that dismissed his lawsuit. The man claimed a waitress didn't warn him the dish was hot, but the lower court found the food posed an "open and obvious" danger. DUH!!!!

It happened in 2010 at an Applebee's in Burlington County.

The man said he bowed his head, then heard a loud sizzle followed by a grease pop. He then felt a burning sensation in his left eye and on his face.

The man said he panicked and knocked the food on his lap...........causing more burns. The burns didn't cause scarring. But obviously they caused a brief lapse in mental acuity. 

In Florida, Hal Hamrick wanted to find a lady. So, the 48-year-old man did what ladies like. Hamrick walked around a Port St. Lucie shopping center exposing himself “multiple times,” according to an arrest affidavit. A witness told Port St. Lucie police he saw a man in a Miami Heat shirt and athletic shorts exposing himself. 

Whether he is actually a member of the team is not yet known.

The man twice pulled is "tic tac" out for view in front of Target, and once in front of Babies “R” Us of all places! “Each time he attempted to use a trash receptacle as cover for the act,” an affidavit states. “Hamrick told police he was “exposing himself for the ladies.” “He wants to find a lady and they like when he does that,” an affidavit states. 


Forget flowers, jewelry or cash. Hal Hamrick’s been on this Earth for 48 years and has finally figured out what so many men have yet to discover, what the ladies want!  Sure, he could have picked better spots to show off than Target and Babyies “R” Us, but true love knows no bounds One thing’s for sure, this guy’s got a permanent angry pervert mug. 



  1. Kathleen Hampton--WOW--I think that you were probably right, P. R., when you said "maybe his girlfriend was free that night." LOL---after all, why stand up the girlfriend when you can stand up the wife on Valentine's Day?! I think that the restaurant was within its rights in asking her to move from the table to the bar. AND, apparently the restaurant does not have a "take-out" policy. Perhaps, if she had been already eating, they might have wrapped the food for her. I'm pretty certain that the "case" will the thrown out of court--otherwise that would be a waste of taxpayer money.

    1. No, she won't win this case. Truth be told she should have sued her husband for impersonating a husband!