Monday, September 12, 2011
He Could Have Simply Asked for "10 Sliders to Go"
The New York Post has run another lawsuits-gone-wild story:
A devoted, 290-pound White Castle fan is steaming mad at the fast-food chain, which he says repeatedly broke promises to make the booths in his local eatery bigger.
All stockbroker Martin Kessman wants is a place at the table. But when the 64-year-old walked into the White Castle in Nanuet back in April 2009 for his usual No. 2 combo meal, he got an unpleasant surprise.
“They’re stationary booths,” he told The Post. “I’m not humongous, [but] I’m a big guy. I could not wedge myself in....”
The Rockland County man says the chain’s uncomfortable booths violate the civil rights of fat people.
The Americans with Disabilities Act is “applicable, not only to me, but to pregnant women and to handicapped people,” he said.
“I just want to sit down like a normal person,” said Kessman, who is suing for bigger chairs and unspecified damages.
Kessman could have approached a store manager and asked for a regular chair, said White Castle spokeswoman Jamie Richardson, who had no timetable for the expected renovation of the Nanuet store.