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C.G.B. Spender
15-08-2007, 12:45:24
Certain americans from some backwater villages can't handle norwegian death metal cheese!

http://www.wvrecord.com/news/198972-man-allergic-to-cheese-seeks-10-million-from-mcdonalds

zmama
15-08-2007, 13:18:53
hahahah the Jacksons

I know the family a bit.

C.G.B. Spender
15-08-2007, 13:21:18
Are they like the Waltons?

mr_B
15-08-2007, 13:25:01
get a room

C.G.B. Spender
15-08-2007, 13:26:45
And what kind of name is "Ellifritz"? And what is a quarter pounder? Is that a Royal?

MDA
15-08-2007, 13:29:00
From this point forward, Mr. Jackson repeatedly asked as to the status of his food and whether it had no cheese, and took multiple preventive steps to assure his food did not contain cheese," the suit says.

I think he missed a really important step.

Edit: ...and Ruby is a lot closer than Clarksburg in a life-threatening emergency if you're in Morgantown, no?

...and an ambulance is a better choice than driving someone to the hospital, because the ambulance generally contains a paramedic or two (and medicine) that can give medical attention in a life threatening emergency

sounds like they may have panicked a little

C.G.B. Spender
15-08-2007, 13:33:04
"What is the the status of my food? Does it contain cheese?"

Scabrous Birdseed
15-08-2007, 13:51:26
No, no, that's how a german would ask those questions.

zmama
15-08-2007, 14:56:57
Yeah Ruby is closer.

Hmm no the Jackson's aren't quite the Walton's. Let's just say their name and police reports aren't strangers.

Venom
15-08-2007, 15:06:06
Hillbillies!!!!!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
15-08-2007, 15:08:05
So more like the Bundys?

Venom
15-08-2007, 15:08:08
Originally posted by C.G.B. Spender
"What is the the status of my food? Does it contain cheese?"

Allow me to translate to "Trashy".

Where my food goddammit? Eyesa hungry.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
15-08-2007, 15:09:04
Btw, the poll question is really well framed:
"Jeromy Jackson is allergic to cheese. Whose fault was it that he bit into a McDonald's cheeseburger?"

Funko
15-08-2007, 15:14:59
It's hard enough to get a very simple order correct from a drive-through.

Has anyone ever got a correct order from a drive through when they've asked for something non-standard like holding cheese or whatever?

MDA
15-08-2007, 15:23:23
Ahh. The equivalent to the Jacksons where I grew up were the "Goodban" family. Funny name for troublemakers.

They got a cute little boy to prosecute their case. Looks a little like Richie Cunningham or Ralph Malph.

Venom
15-08-2007, 15:43:17
Originally posted by Funko
It's hard enough to get a very simple order correct from a drive-through.

Has anyone ever got a correct order from a drive through when they've asked for something non-standard like holding cheese or whatever?

Did I cover that in my lazyview article?

Funko
15-08-2007, 15:54:40
I am not sure. I think so...

This article could provide an update.

Venom
15-08-2007, 15:57:54
I touched on it, but didn't expand on the dangers. This will make a good update.

Lurker the Second
15-08-2007, 16:12:26
You'd think anyone who was concerned enough to repeatedly ask about the "status of his food" would have enough sense to take the fucking top off of the burger and look before eating the damn thing.

Funko
15-08-2007, 16:14:55
But he was in a 'darkened room' preparing to watch a DVD!

Funko
15-08-2007, 16:20:46
Having no knowledge of the relevant state laws or the facts of the case I think he'll win and get his medical bills paid + some huge figure in punitive damages which grabs headlines all over the world of the "look how stupid the US legal system is" variety and ignore whether the judgement was actually correct or not.

The damages will then be reduced to less than ~ $500k on appeal (although that will never get reported overseas).

Dyl Ulenspiegel
15-08-2007, 16:22:48
"The damages will then be reduced to less than ~ $500k on appeal (although that will never get reported overseas)."

Yeah, and that's not stupid at all for a guy with a cheese allergy ordering a cheeseburger.

Venom
15-08-2007, 16:35:52
The strangest part is....McDonald's does have hamburgers on the menu.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
15-08-2007, 17:02:42
Now that would not have allowed him to persue a frivolous lawsuit.

Vincent
15-08-2007, 19:35:49
Originally posted by Funko
I am not sure. I think so...

This article could provide an update.
You should hire Zmama's neighbour or whatever he is.

Eats a buger and earns millions! That's what I call lazyness

zmama
16-08-2007, 02:41:16
Some Jackson's actually do live next door :eek:

Greg W
16-08-2007, 03:02:53
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
Yeah, and that's not stupid at all for a guy with a cheese allergy ordering a cheeseburger. Well, except he ordered a Quarter Pounder (which, granted, does normally contain cheese), not a Cheeseburger.

I think if they can prove that he repeatedly asked for no cheese, then he'll win. And frankly, if that is the case, he deserves to win. IMHO it's a much better case than the idiot that sued McDonalds when he/she spilt hot coffee all over him/herself.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
16-08-2007, 07:19:10
I have no idea regarding burgerology.

But if you order at a drive-thru, you have to consider a high possibility of a misunderstanding.

C.G.B. Spender
16-08-2007, 07:34:45
If I had a cheese allergy like I woudn't risk my life eating at McDo.

It's a bit like having haemophilia and trying to become a boxing champion ...

C.G.B. Spender
16-08-2007, 07:36:12
And if the us had the metric fucking system it would have been a "Royal with Cheese". WITH CHEESE!!!! CHEESE!!!! SOYLENT GREEN IS CHEESE!!!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
16-08-2007, 07:36:52
"You want cheese? You can't handle the cheese!"

Dyl Ulenspiegel
16-08-2007, 07:37:21
"Royal with Cheese"

Why not Achtelkilo?

C.G.B. Spender
16-08-2007, 07:43:29
"Why don't you just go home to mommy, no-cheese boy?"

Viertelpfünder sounds like artillery

MDA
16-08-2007, 11:57:02
The only way I can see this (justly) going in his favor is if the cashier said, "I checked myself, there's no cheese on this.", and I'd agree that he was deliberately deceived about the cheese. He'd still be an idiot that failed to take the simplest step to protect himself and look at the damned sandwich.

The cashiers aren't supposed to be touching your food, they handle people's filthy money, but that may not occur to someone that hasn't ever worked in one of those hellholes.

Of course, in this fine land of litigation we live in he'll probably win anyway.

Venom
16-08-2007, 12:02:05
Originally posted by zmama
Some Jackson's actually do live next door :eek:

Sam Jackson lives next door?!?

LoD
16-08-2007, 12:59:22
[...]and took multiple preventive steps to assure his food did not contain cheese.

Errr... yes? Like what? Pray to the God of No-Cheese?

There's one thing - nowhere in the article is it stated that this particular burger actually contained cheese as an ingredient. There might have been simply traces of the stuff on the utensils, or they might have given him pre-made burgers with the cheese previously removed.

Funko
16-08-2007, 13:00:48
If they had a disclaimer visible from the drive-through in the store saying "all products may contain cheese" they'd be ok I guess?

MDA
16-08-2007, 13:35:52
Originally posted by LoD
There might have been simply traces of the stuff on the utensils, or they might have given him pre-made burgers with the cheese previously removed.

Entirely possible.

Anyone know if cheese allergies can be as dangerous/sensitive as something like peanut allergies?

C.G.B. Spender
16-08-2007, 13:40:18
"WARNING: Cheese may contain traces of cheese!"

Actually I never heard of a cheese allergy.

LoD
16-08-2007, 13:53:05
Funko: meh, they'd probably settle out of court anyway :p.

MDA: no idea, fortunately I'm mostly only allergic to grass :D.

CGB: It might have been allergy to diary products or something like that.

Or even allergy to some animal protein. NOW that would be something...

"Hello, may I have two Quarter Pounders, containing a large amount of meat and probably some egg yolks in the dressing, but FOR THE LOVE OF GOD HOLD THE CHEESE, 'CAUSE I'M ALLERGIC TO ANIMAL PROTEIN."

C.G.B. Spender
16-08-2007, 13:55:35
and a milk shake please

MDA
16-08-2007, 15:12:04
could be cheese allergy = lactose intolerance but the reporter didn't want to use big words

Scabrous Birdseed
16-08-2007, 15:15:49
You can be both lactose-allergic and lactose-intolerant. The former is extremely unusual and quite dangerous, the latter is common across large portions of the world population and fairly harmless.

zmama
16-08-2007, 15:45:44
intolerance is a pain

but ya nothing deadly :)

Venom
16-08-2007, 16:34:13
A bullet intolerance is deadly.

MDA
16-08-2007, 17:55:18
I had a kid in a summer program at WVU that was lactose intolerant - 2 enzyme tablets before a trip to Eat-n-Park for ice cream and he was still up all night sick, and he kept going back for more.

That's some serious love of ice cream.

The Mad Monk
16-08-2007, 22:41:53
Who wants to lay odds that its a scam, and he planted his own damn cheese?

Oerdin
16-08-2007, 22:49:52
That's where my money is.


It's his own damn fault if he's to stupid to check his food before he eats it. Boo fucking hoo! I'm a retard and I'm mad some illegal alien making $5.75 an hour and who doesn't speak English didn't do my job for me!

If cheese is so dangerous to you then learn to look at your burger before you bite into it or do us all a favor and die before you pollute the gene pool.