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Why You Should Go Easy On McDonald's
Posted August 30, 2005 at 3:00 PM CST

Mercedes-Benz S-Class RearNext time you're in McDonald's eyeing up the Big Mac Super Value Meal with super-sized everything, remember this story.  In Germany, a legal battle took place between Mercedes and the leasee of a S-320 CDI.  A dispute arose when Frank S., an insurance salesman, took possession of his new vehicle.  According to Frank, who weighs a mere 352 pounds, "I could hardly fit behind the steering wheel...Then I had to take the car back to the shop for repairs 13 times for 21 different malfunctions in the first 20,000 km."  When Frank finally got fed up and wanted to return the vehicle, Mercedes refused to release him from the lease contract, stating his weight was insufficient grounds to break the deal.  The courts ruled in favor of good old Frank, presumably on the grounds the car should have been able to handle his weight.

Here's the spot I'd normally insert some type of stupid joke, but I sympathize with Frank. It's not his fault he weighs as much as a baby elephant.

Sorry, old habits die hard.  Please send disgruntled emails to me here. ;)

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