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Sick Sad World

Sick Sad World

Doing some research this afternoon I came across this case, Stagl v. Delta Airlines, 52 F.3d 463. Here are the relevant background facts.

“1993, Mrs. Stagl, then 77 years old, was a passenger on a Delta flight from Orlando, Florida to LaGuardia Airport in New York City. The plane was delayed for approximately one-half hour, and Mrs. Stagl noted that upon its arrival in New York the passengers were visibly upset. …. Mrs. Stagl describes the Delta terminal as “bedlam.” According to her, “people were crowded around the baggage carousel and everyone seemed in a hurry to get out of the airport.” Moreover, they were “rowdy and unruly, pushing and shoving each other, grabbing their luggage from the moving carousel by whatever means possible.”

In an attempt to reclaim her own belongings, Mrs. Stagl made her way to the “front rank” of the throng surrounding the baggage carousel. Apparently, an unidentified man to one side of her reached across the conveyor belt, grabbed his satchel with great force, and unwittingly triggered a domino effect. His bag collided with another’s suitcase, which, in turn, fell off the carousel, toppling Mrs. Stagl. As a result, she suffered a broken hip.

Did everyone laugh at the picture of the little old lady crushed by domino suitcases? You know, kinda like the Wicked Witch of the West with her ruby-slippered feet sticking out from under the house? hahahahahhahahahahaha
No? Eh, maybe they’re right and it’s just me.

Now, there’s a broken hip in my future.

Aw man.

3 Responses to “Sick Sad World”

  1. Dinosaur Says:

    Did a proter assist him? Were there fireworks in a suitcase?

  2. Karol Says:

    Did you just learn how to link to comments or something? 😛

  3. Dawn Summers Says:

    Shaa, I’ve been linking to comments since October. Just ask Scott at RightMoment.

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