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All about the money?

by ViTo • January 27, 2007 Comments off

I always had the impression that America was a land of opportunities, yet at the same time when somebody makes an error he has to present himself in front of justice regardless of who he is and the consequences this may carry. Let me assure you this doesn’t happen in Spain. The powerful will bend the rules accordingly to their interests and justice ends up being a joke in many occasions. Maybe is why big trials against large corporations such as Tobacco companies only occur in the States.

Is it really possible to slip in a McDonalds, sue them for millions and win for not having a Wet Floor sign? Whose fault is it really? At what point does common sense stop being common and can be considered other people’s errors. Maybe slipping is just a matter of bad luck: being in the wrong place at the wrong time; yet if this were true all of us should be affected equally, right? From what I’ve seen these problems always tend to occur to the same people (or at least this never happened to me).

I don’t mean to be harsh, but all these reflections came to my mind when I was in UCI and decided to go to a public bathroom. To my surprise I saw the following sign:

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Whether it is reclaimed water or not, who the hell drinks water from the toilette!? Are people in America that stupid? Or is UCI just covering its ass?

But at this point why stop there? There are many things that could be said…
Walk with your eyes open, breath every few seconds, etc.
I think there are several differences between our cultures which I’ll never be able to overcome ;-).


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