Police believe teenage pranksters are hacking into the wireless frequency of a US Burger King drive-through speaker to tell potential customers they are too fat for fast food.
Policeman Gerry Scherlink said the pranksters told one customer who had just placed an order: “You don’t need a couple of Whoppers. You are too fat. Pull ahead.”
While this is rather funny, I wonder if this won’t soon become standard practice. For years now, for example, bartenders have been held legally liable if they sell obviously intoxicated patrons another drink and then the patron goes out an kills someone in an automobile accident. More recently, people have successfully sued cigarette manufacturers for illnesses contracted from smoking–even though a big label listing that risk has appeared right on the package for decades. So, by that logic, why isn’t BK responsible if some big, disgusting fatbody has a heart attack after eating a Whopper?