Maybe Her Feet Should Not Have Been On The Seat?

I dunno, from my reading of this it seems she is at fault

A dancer who had her toe amputated after a school bus accident has won a payout after suing the coach company.
Kristen Evans reached an out-of-court settlement for an undisclosed amount with Bluebird Buses.
The 18-year-old had part of her toe amputated after it became trapped between seats in September 2005.
…Miss Evans needed an emergency operation after the digit was severed on the way to Perth High School.
Her toe had become caught in the fold-up seat in front of her when someone sat down on it.

From that it seems like she had her feet up on the seat in front of her…like an ill-mannered noodge. I mean, sorry about the toe and all but keep your goldarn feet off of the seats!

20 Responses to “Maybe Her Feet Should Not Have Been On The Seat?”

  1. There was a great line on “Bonanza” I saved just in case my kids ever had the ill manners to put their feet where they don’t belong (they didn’t):
    Ben: Joe, do you know the difference between a table and an ottoman?
    Joe: Sure, Pa.
    Ben: [slaps Joe on the back of the head] Then get your feet off the table.

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    I think I can put my finger on the problem: no one made her toe the line. That’s why she didn’t put her best foot forward on that tragic day.

  3. Dave E. says:

    Clearly she can’t be the brightest bulb if the simple act of someone sitting down on a bus left her stumped.

  4. nightfly says:

    That’s the nub of the argument right there, Dave.

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    You guys have nailed it.

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    You know why she won?
    Because she wasn’t defeated.

  7. The_Real_JeffS says:

    I suppose she did kneed the cash in order to give her a leg up life, and get a head of the race.

  8. Well, she was foolish but I still hope her foot heels properly.
    Sorry folks, that’s the only joke I can calf up right now.

  9. Except to note that someone really stepped in it this time, and I can only hope and pray that she can still dance instep.

  10. Kate P says:

    A settlement like that would certainly get me out of a (toe)jam.
    (I thought my mom was the only one who said “noodge”! Is it a Jersey thing?)

  11. John says:

    What it doesn’t say in that article, which it did in another I read was that she was sitting with her legs crossed ie not on the seat. Shows how missing out some facts can’t taint people’s opinions, doesn’t it!!

  12. Mr. Bingley says:

    I’m trying to picture in my mind how her toe could have gotten clobbered if that’s the case, John. Do you have a link to that article?

  13. Mr. Bingley says:

    I mean, when you read this
    Her toe had become caught in the fold-up seat in front of her when someone sat down on it.
    It gives you a pretty clear indication of what happened. Even if her legs were crossed, in order for her toe to get chopped she had to have her foot extended into the gap of the seat in front of her and it shouldn’t have been there.

  14. John says:

    In her writ, the dancer said she had been on the bus to school for only a few minutes and was sitting in the second row of seats from the front. The seats directly in front of her were of the flip-up type and she was sitting behind the empty seat with her legs crossed.
    When other pupils boarded, flipping the seat, her foot became trapped between the back and the base of the folding seat in front of her. She suffered an injury to her left foot.

  15. Malcs123 says:

    First i’d like to ask if anyone of you’s even knows where Perth is. Second are your lifes really that meaningless that you have to pick apart an article about someone you dont even know?? There’s a big bright thing in the sky its called the sun i suggest you get out in it more often Mr Bingley.

  16. Mr. Bingley says:

    First, I do know where Perth is. If you’ll look here and here and here and here you’ll see that I was in the immediate neighborhood recently.
    Second, my life has quite a lot of meaning and responsibility, and it pisses me off when people are paid money via legal extortion for things that seem to be, in large part, their own fault. Yeah, it sucks Muffy’s toe got nipped but from the evidence presented it sounds like it was mostly her fault. So why should you or I or anyone else who happens to ride a bus or pay taxes have to subsidize the stupidity or her or the crass turd who flopped into the seat without looking to see if some ill-mannered waif’s digits were lodged therein?
    Thirdly, thank for your concern, but due to my scot ancestry I burn too easily.

  17. Malcs321 says:

    Wow you did about everything every tourist does well done hope you got a hat. If you want to be pissed off at anyone be pissed off at the people who can work but don’t. Insted of choosing to bitch about someone you don’t even know! Its people like you that piss me off mate.

  18. Mr. Bingley says:

    Glad to be of service.

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