I am moved to speak in defense of the prawn, a misunderstood little fellow, who asks nothing more than to give us a little pleasure when we bite into a scrunchy bit.
Family Says Flying Prawn Killed Jerry
— The family of Jerry Colaitis claims he wrenched his neck, and later died because of it, after ducking to avoid a shrimp tossed by a hibachi chef.
They are seeking $10 million in damages, saying Jerry died from complications caused by neck surgery twelve months later.
The flying shrimp incident occurred in January 2001. Colaitis went to a chiropractor, then needed three neurosurgeons, and then underwent surgery in June. The surgery caused complications and, another ten months later, Colaitis suddenly died. Lawyers blame the shrimp.
Can you see the basic flaw here? What’s wrong the young people of today? A prawn hurled across a room didn’t hurt anyone, (apart from the prawn itself which, hopefully, was well and truly dead before its fateful flight).
The lesson here is — stay away from chiropractors, neurosurgeons and surgery. In that order. And keep clear of lawyers while you’re about it.