Man Sues Cable Company For Fat Wife And Lazy Kids

from the no,-seriously dept

It reads like a parody, but, unfortunately it appears to be real. I'm still waiting to read that this is just a very early April Fool's joke, but this article (found at broadbandreports) says that a man in Wisconsin is suing Charter, his local cable company, for making his wife fat and his children lazy channel surfers. His argument is that he called to have the cable disconnected in 1999 - and Charter stopped charging him, but kept the cable service going. He claims that he and his whole family became addicted to the free cable, which has led to all sorts of problems: "I believe that the reason I smoke and drink every day and my wife is overweight is because we watched TV every day for the last four years." I'd say this one may beat out previous lawsuits for the perfect example of how people simply refuse to take responsibility for their own actions. Please, someone, tell me it's a joke.
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    LittleW0lf, 8 Jan 2004 @ 9:08pm

    People this stupid shouldn't be allowed to breed

    This guy gets 4 years of free cable, and he threatens an employee of the cable company and demands $5000 or three computers and a life time supply of cable internet. The good thing is that there is a police report on his threats, so a judge can laugh him out of court.

    I hope his lack of intelligence was a fluke in his family tree and that his kids drank far more from the IQ juice than he did.

    If anything, the cable company should send him a bill for four years of free cable...sure, he won't pay for it, and no judge would force him to pay because it was their screw-up...but he obviously didn't complain to them about receiving cable for free over the past four years. If I didn't want the cable, I'd unplug it, and if I noticed that they still hadn't shut it off, I would tell them every week that it is still active.

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