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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

No sympathy for Internet addict

In the you-can't-make-this-up category of news, there's the guy from upstate New York who is suing IBM for $5 million for improperly firing him for visiting an adult chat room on the Internet at work. You see, he's a long-time sex addict and, more recently, an Internet addict. He visits chat rooms as treatment for the traumatic stress syndrome he developed after seeing an Army buddy killed during his Vietnam service in 1969. Oh, spare us, pleeez!

Even worse, he's claiming protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act. That's an offensive use of a law so important to people who struggle daily with their painful ailments. This man may not be normal, but his disability is more mental than physical. A judge should throw out his case as an abuse of the legal process. He says he deserves treatment and sympathy. Not from this blogger.


Blogger margaret said...

I read that article and shook my head at the brazen and/or insane thought process that made this guy think he would actually win this lawsuit.

7:56 PM, February 20, 2007  

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