Have you heard? A Superior Court Judge from Washington DC is suing a dry cleaners for $54 million of lost pants!
The Chung family who own the dry cleaners and are immigrants from Korea do not speak english and are mortified by this series of events. Apparently the judge went in dropping off four pairs of trousers for alterations, and when he went back to pick them up, only three were there. The dry cleaners had mistakenly put a different pair of pants with the other three which had cuffs. This made the judge furious because he “refuses to wear pants with cuffs”.
So apparently the dry cleaner attempted to settle the claim at $10,000 but the judge would hear nothing of it. BTW the Judge is coming from a recent divorce which has left his pocket cash to a minimum.
How silly is this… basically it is someone who knows the system very well trying to take full advantage of the little guy with all the loopholes.
I imagine the court room scene went something like this:
Defendant’s Lawyer: So Pearson, you took your pants to the dry cleaner to get alterations, and when you came back someone elses pants were there instead of yours, correct?
Pearson: That is correct.
Defendant’s Lawyer: How did you know the pants in question were not actually your pants?
Pearson: They had cuffs, I refuse to wear pants that have cuffs.
Defendant’s Lawyer: But you took your pants for alterations… is it possible that one of the alterations was adding cuffs to the pants… and that these are actually your pants?
Pearson: …… uhhhhh…… These are not my pants
Defendant’s Lawyer: Well then who’s pants are these?
Pearson: I don’t know
Defendant’s Lawyer: So since you have someone else’s pants does that mean they’re going to sue Custom Cleaners for $53 million also? Wouldn’t that make Custom Cleaners bankrupt and leave you with nothing?
Pearson: I’M BROKE ALREADY… I’M A GOVERNMENT WORKER THAT DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO NOT SPEND MONEY…. i just want my pants…
OK, so maybe not exactly like that…. but its fun to imagine.
Have a happy Thursday!