My gosh, how the Law is an *ss:
Scott Magee of Louisiana has sued McDonald’s, saying that its policy at some outlets of keeping a late-night drive-through window open after regular restaurant doors are locked violates the Americans with Disabilities Act by unlawfully excluding blind persons who cannot operate a vehicle. [Sun-Times/WMAQ, Chicago]
Words fail me – seriously, making this stupid suit simply because blind people can’t drive? Sure, in the cities, there may be close-by stores that the blind could walk to but in more rural areas, you gotta drive or yer hoofin’ bipedal style it for a few miles. This is even more stupid than putting Braille on drive up ATMs – what, the blind are driving up to them as well? What will happen is that either:
- the drive up window will close when they lock the doors – thus punishing the majority its patrons
- the Court will order McDonalds to keep the “dine in” area to stay open, costing it any profit it may have gained by keeping a “late window” open and perhaps causing it to close all together from the switch of gaining a profit to running up a loss.
- Given that the window is open late, do ya think there might be a safety reason why only the window is open and the doors locked? Will McDonalds turn around and hold this money-grubbing Scott Magee responsible for any victims of crime?
No, this really is about uber-sleazy lawyers out for a quick buck for themselves and screw the rest of us. In this, the only person that will profit is the craphead standing in the courtroom yelling “Justice” – and the folks just looking for a quick bite to eat will have to just keep driving by…