“A Florida nonprofit that has sued more than 700 businesses claiming they violate disability access laws targeted at least two Pittsburgh hotels in its latest round of court action.”
That is the first paragraph in a story carried in our local paper about a group that targeted two Holiday Inn Hotels for violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act. When you look at the surface of the story it sounds like a worthy organization (it is a nonprofit) is suing a big corporation (it is for profit) on behalf of disabled people. A few things jump out from the article:
I know that the title gives the impression that the view is from a couch potato, but that is not the view. I spent the last week confined to the house getting over the flu. My doctor believed that it was H1N1, but did not bother to run any blood work since the results would not be available until after I was cured or dead. That is not a quote, but the reality. I’ll have to admit that it was the worst flu that I have experienced, but the deaths that I have read about all seemed to be caused by the secondary issues. My condition settled into my chest and that is what my doctor treated.
What do you call two-dozen lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?
A good start!
I went to college to become an engineer a long time ago. As I look back at my first job when I got out of college, I wasn’t really prepared to do engineering. Not long after I started, I was given an assignment to design a structure for a bridge for a proposal. I spent the next six hours doing as I was taught in school. By the end of the day I turned in my design. My boss took my pages and reviewed the design and began laughing. Not reaction that I was hoping for and not a great confidence builder.