Thursday, March 09, 2006

THis is Sad

Heard this story on the news last night (while killing time at the airport actually) and read it in tonight's paper. Unfortunately I can't find a link to the story online -- might not have hit the rigth search string yet.

(Background: Every year the Tim Horton's Chain has a RRRRRRRRoll-Up-the-RRRRRRRRRRim-to-win promotion)

A Grade 5 student found an empty Tim Horton's cup at her school and tried to roll up the rim. When she had difficulty she asked an older friend to help. The cup was a winning one, which won a Toyota Rav4. But then it got murky.

THe family of the second girl, thinking that they deserved something, phoned a radio station seeking legal advice (why would anyone phone a radio station for legal advice???). Now the families are fighting over the car.

What does this teach these pre-teens? What message about sharing and rejoicing in each other's good fortune is there here?

1 comment:

  1. It's the world we live in. Two instances:

    1. A senior citizen attended an intown Atlanta church. ONe of Atlanta's rare snow/ice storms had hit the night before. One the way back to the car she slipped in the parking lot. She sued her own church, winning enough to force the cancellation of the church's insurance. BUT she still attends each Sunday.

    I got a call the other day from an attorney's office. They wanted to ask me if I wanted to enter into a class action law suit against some firm. I told her I was registered on the government's "No Call" list. She said the list didn't apply to them as they were a non-profit organization.