According to MSN's Delish.com on March 3, Webster Lucas filed his lawsuit, alleging that his favorite McDonald's caused him “undue mental anguish” after the Pacoima, Calif. restaurant only gave him one napkin when we all know that a Quarter Pounder Deluxe requires at least two or three.
His supersized lawsuit is now demanding $1.5 million to make it all better. That’s a reasonable amount, one that will allow the sloppy eater to surround himself with all the napkins, paper towels, moist towelettes and wet wipes that his heart desires.
According to Webster’s suit, when he approached the manager and asked for more napkins, the manager initially refused and then made an alleged “racial remark.”
Lucas claims the dispute took the racist turn when the Mexican-American McDonald’s manager “mumbled something about you people” — which Lucas took to be a reference to him being black.
Lucas reportedly said: "I should have went to eat at the Jack-in-the-Box because I didn't come here to argue over napkins. I came here to eat."
The manager later apologized after Lucas sent a complaining email, and offered to buy Lucas’ meal, but the customer was already spinning his legal wheels and dreaming up a big time payout from his Golden "Arch" enemy.
Some questions to ponder:
Are napkin dispensers not available all over the fast food restaurant’s tables? Are they such a commodity that legal action now must be taken? And of course, if the manager in fact did say “you people,” could that not have been simply a reference to an annoying customer?
Of course, these are the thoughts of a sane person, which we likely can safely say... Webster Lucas is not.
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