Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Grape Of Wrath

It’s All Downhill From Here

Lucky he didn't go to a vineyard. An accountant who slipped on a grape outside a Marks & Spencer store is suing the company for more than $600,000 as his injuries stopped him enjoying skiing holidays. Alexander Martin-Sklan, 55, began his London High Court action this week after the 2004 fall plunged him into a ``deep depression'' after he ruptured his quadriceps tendon. The accountant also claimed his business had suffered after the incident near his North London home.

FOOTNOTE: Piste off.

20 comments:

Rosie said...

Given the High Profile of M&S especially in the UK he could have sued for a lot more than that!

the mother of this lot said...

This sort of thing really annoys me - it should be outlawed!

Award over here for you!

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

He is raisin' hell...

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Hilary said...

Something to wine about, eh?

P M Prescott said...

The media love to report these type of law suits as examples of how there needs to be reform, but most law suits the person who has been harmed barely covers the damage they sustained.

Casdok said...

Annoys me too! So i wont comment!!!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Golly!! There's a saying taken from an old children's program (think it was Crackajack), it goes, "Oooh, I could crush a grape."

I wonder if he gets his 600k. Was it a green one or red?

Hammer said...

If the fellow can't handle his grape he has no buisness on the slopes.

Seamus said...

Next they'll be suing parents because their nose isn't perfect...or some other hog wash!

Dave Coulter said...

He's depressed? How's the grape doing?

jillie said...

OMG! For as clumsy as I am...I don't think that I could even have fallen that hard on a grape. Sheesh! Maybe he'll need a little cheese with that whine!

Momma said...

The title cracked me up! I guess you could say the wine was so good he flipped over it!

Peace - d

Brian in Oxford said...

This business should countersue....some guy's idiocy is bringing down their reputation.

CrazyCath said...

Maybe M&S are a bit piste off...

I love David C's comment - yeah what about the grape?

Yet another funny but ridiculous life situation. Where do you find them?

Bubba's Sis said...

Darn that Bradley! Beat me again! I was gonna say he's raisin' cain!

katydidnot said...

everyone's all about the lawsuit.

quilly said...

So, let me see if I've got this right, the man wasn't watching where he was going, tripped over a grape on a public sidewalk, and is suing a department store -- one that doesn't sell grapes -- for the resulting damages?

(Even if you tell me I have a perfect grasp of all of the facts, I am still going to have to tell you I don't understand!)

Janice Thomson said...

How ridiculous.

Vienna for Beginners said...

No more throwing the gauntlet, a grape will do! :-) "La Vie en Rose" no more, nowaday it's plastered with greenbacks.

Sandi McBride said...

Now are we sure it was a grape and not the entire bottle? Sounds like a drunkard to me
Sandi