Coffee cup warning

by Walter Olson on July 23, 2009

From Cleveland’s Erie Island Coffee Co., which now has a shop in the city’s East Fourth St. restaurant district. Courtesy @fourgreenis who records it at Twitpic.

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1 Bill Poser 07.23.09 at 5:05 pm

Don’t worry, somebody will get burned and sue, claiming that the warning is inadequate since it is snarky.

2 Bill Poser 07.23.09 at 5:06 pm

This raises the question of whether a court can dismiss a suit on summary judgment on grounds of plaintiff’s lack of a sense of humor.

3 Dennis 07.23.09 at 5:21 pm

I keep expecting to walk into a gun store, examine a gun, and see “Do Not Stand Here,” engraved in a little ring around the muzzle.

4 Litigiator 07.31.09 at 12:16 pm

Oh, someone’s gonna sue:

“Your honor, my client took the joking tone of the warning to mean the whole thing was a joke. Then he chugged the entire cup of coffee in one shot, and severely burned his throat. He’ll never be the same again – he’s not able to work, he’s in constant pain, and his wife is joining the suit over her loss of consortium.”

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