TI Professional Computer

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Tue Jun 13 00:13:38 2000

On Mon, 12 Jun 2000 Glenatacme_at_aol.com wrote:

> Tony Duell wrote:
> > I'd always have a toolkit with me to lock heads on a machine that I'd
> > purchased (after I've paid for it then it's mine to take to bits as I
> > choose, right?).
> Sure, but not in my store! How can I possibly know if you're competent
> enough not to get zapped? I don't know how it is in the UK, but here in the
> States a lot of people are litigation-crazy. I pay a *fortune* for
> insurance, but the policy states that *no* customer can do any kind of work
> -- even using a word processor -- in my store. If we allow this, then we (my
> partner and I) assume full liability.
> A real-life story: Previously, we owned a trophy/awards/engraving shop. One
> day Mrs. Mom and her three children came in looking for a ten-dollar trophy.
> While I was taking her order, Junior (about ten years old) knocked a $300
> crystal figurine off of a shelf, onto the floor, smashing it to bits. I
> asked the child to leave it alone, but as I was fetching a broom Mom told
> Junior to "clean up that mess" and he grabbed a handful of glass, severely
> cutting himself.
> End result: lawsuit filed, insurance carrier settled out of court, insurance
> company jacked up our premiums, and we're out a $300 piece of crystal. I
> couldn't complain, because that was the cheapest way out of the situation.

If a few, or more, insurance companies would not cop out on such cases -
the mother was clearly culpable - this kind of crap would not go on!

                                                 - don

> So, yes, it's yours to dismantle, test, or smash to holy hell. But not in
> *my store*!
> Glen
> 0/0
Received on Tue Jun 13 2000 - 00:13:38 BST

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