The Today Show (via The Onion’s AV Club) had a tidbit this morning about a woman who is suing Victoria’s Secret because her thong viciously attacked her. No, I am not kidding.
Macrida Patterson claims that the little stapley thing (technical term) that holds the rhinestone heart in place on her underwear popped off and hit her in the eye, deeply cutting her cornea and causing her extreme pain, continued medical care, and missed work.
Now, some people (including Meredith Vieira, apparently) might think this is a frivolous lawsuit and a shining example of “what’s wrong with our country” (Mere’s words!), but I am actually siding with Macrida on this one. A piece of her innocuous-seeming underwear came flying off and cut her cornea?? Hells yeah, that’s lawsuit time! Too bad it didn’t happen while she was carrying a scalding cup of McDonald’s coffee. She would have been treated at the Hospital for the Ridiculously Wealthy, address Easy Street!
Click below to play the video. The best part is when her lawyer stops Macrida from detailing how many pairs of Victoria Secret underwear she owns, and how often she wears each of them.