Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Oh. My. God. I can't believe what I just read. Somebody please tell me this news article isn't true. Dude sets up tent near dead tree. Branch falls, causes him severe injuries, his family sue Parks Victoria and win! $6 million. Wow. There is truly no longer such a thing as personal responsibility. If that happened to a friend or relative of mine, I can honestly say I would regard it as a tragic accident. Nobody's fault, except maybe the guy who set up camp too close to a dead tree. It wouldn't even cross my mind to sue somebody! Is it just me who finds that ludicrous? Yes, it's an awful thing to have happened. Yes, I feel sorry for the guy and for his family. But it was an accident!!! Gah!!!


Andrew said...

That is rather horrible. I agree that it is no ones fault. I feel sorry for Parks Victoria, as to the best of my knowledge they never have enough funds for all of the things they do.
PS: wasn't able to open actual news link, as every time I tried my computer froze.

Stace said...

Sorry to have frozen your computer :(

elizabeth said...

That's mental. Maybe I should go set up a tent near a similar tree for my ex... lol. I kid.

Cazzie!!! said...

I so agree with you Stace, when I heard it on the radio I thought to myself, well, we were taught from a very young age not to camp under a tree, especially a red gum! Madness!

Anonymous said...


compensation culture does my head in.