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Published:March 6th, 2015 10:16 EST

Dude Burned by Fajitas While Praying Can't Sue Applebee's

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A man who leaned over a plate of sizzling fajitas to pray can`t sue a Westampton restaurant because the dish burned him, an appellate court ruled Wednesday.


Hiram Jimenez sought damages from Applebee`s Neighborhood Grill and Bar after a March 2010 incident at the chain`s restaurant on Burlington-Mount Holly Road. But an appellate panel said Applebee`s can`t be held responsible because the hot food posed an open and obvious danger."

USA Today

Only a moron would lean over andpray over sizzling faijitas served on a sizzling skillet, no deity is going to protect such a hapless customer from ending up with a sizzling forehead. Common sense and not divine intervention protects us from harm.

I patronize Applebee`s and I`ve had their sizzling hot fajitas, and the waitperson always warns me that the plates are hot.

The article doesn`t state if Jimenez was praying to Jesus, Allah or the Flying Spaghetti Monster, but he should have heeded the wise counsel of Matthew 6:5:

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

This fool burned not only his face, including his eye, but his family jewels as well, because he dropped the plate on his lap.

Moral of this story: Nobody like a sanctimonious idiot, not even God!

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