The grape slip-up
From BBC News 17.03.08:
An accountant who claimed he injured himself by slipping on a grape in a Marks and Spencer car park has lost his High Court bid for damages.
Alexander Martin-Sklan, 55, from Golders Green, north London, was claiming £300,000 over the incident in his local store car park in June 2004.
He said a piece of fruit found on his shoe after the fall could have been picked up inside the store or car park.
The judge ruled in favour of the retail giant which was contesting the action.
I nearly choked to death on a grape once so I appreciate better than most just how hazardous this fruit can be. But slipping over because of one? Seems like the claimant didn’t even know if the grape was to blame or not. Maybe the mushy mess he found on his shoe after he bit the dust wasn’t actually a grape at all – perhaps it was a big ground beetle.
So the judge didn’t find in his favour? Wow, I certainly didn't see that one coming.