No good deed goes unpunished

It’s hard to believe, but two teenage girls have been sued for $900 for leaving freshly-baked cookies on the porch of a neighbour. The elderly woman next door had an anxiety attack, resulting in some medical bills following a check-up at the clinic the next day. Although the girl’s family offered to pay her medical bills if she would agree to indemnify them against future claims, she refused, claiming that the “apologies rang false and weren’t delivered in person”. (Well – duh! – do you think the girls would make the mistake of knocking on her door twice?) The neighbor also said the girls should not have been running from door to door late at night: “Something bad could have happened to them”. Like getting sued, maybe?

2 thoughts on “No good deed goes unpunished”

  1. This story is a pretty concise slice of Americana, no? You’ve got lawyers, overpriced medical care, paranoia, fresh faced (Christian?) teens, and a moral that makes no sense: “I just hope the girls learned a lesson.”

    This will teach those people with the “Random Acts of Kindness” bumper sitckers to mind their own damn business!

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