[thechat] rebel without a clause

Martin Paul Burns martin.burns at uk.ibm.com
Wed Oct 30 04:15:01 CST 2002

>Tony wrote
>> I sometimes wonder if the harder we try to make the world a safer
>> place the more stupid people become.

See this email's footer...

>i suspect you fear is accurate... didn't mcdonald's settle for a
>woman pouring coffee in her lap?

Yes, but ISTR that that was not just normal coffee hot, but stupidly
scaldingly hot. When Lucy was working in a cafe, the standard for serving
tea was to carry a tall glass of water straight out of the boiling water
thingy (not a kettle) on a saucer (with Tea Bag on the side) to the
customer. Inherently unstable, and she scalded herself quite badly.


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