Stocky stock broker Martin Kessman is suing White Castle for being unable to fit his 290lb frame into the chain’s stationary booths.
The 64-year-old claims he injured himself at a White Castle in Nanuet, New York, while trying to “wedge” himself into one of the establishment’s table-seat combos.
Kessman wrote the company to complain, and says HQ sent him back “three very condescending letters” with coupons for free hamburgers. After waiting two years for White Castle to make good on a promise to expand seating space, Kessman decided enough was enough, and filed a lawsuit against the company asking for bigger booths and an unspecified amount in damages.
According to Kessman, White Castle is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. “I just want to sit down like a normal person,” he says.
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I don't know about you, but claiming to be disabled because your ass is too large?!? Stop eating at White Castle for a little while and you will fit into the booths again!!!
For those of you who don't mind a bit of rowdy language, here is Penn and Teller's spot-on take on the ADA:
Ladies and gentlemen, I suggest we all take one for the team and have a few sliders today. Support your local White Castle!