Hooters Waitress Duped By Jedi


jsw

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That is classic. And I suppose she really though she'd get a new car - I'm guessing Toyota's are US$12K minimum - for selling beer.

And the new toy Yoda looks pretty cool. I'm jealous. ;)
 

rainman::|:|

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Yeah, funny but I'm on her side... i hate "clever" contests (they used to be called scams)... this is, I think, a couple of years old tho.

paul
 

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Though was the car really worth having her be feared by every potential employer for life!? I personally would never hire her to even clean my floors :p
 

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Thats bizarre, at my local Star Wars club I entered a draw for a new toyoda and I am now sitting at home with a lousy red 2004 Corolla on the drive and a big gap in my Jedi collection.

Great story, must try that out on my colleagues but with legal disclaimer e.g. Items you think you might be getting may differ in spelling from those actually received.
 

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I'm not sure of the actual situation, but it's sad that you can't play an April Fool's joke. Saying that she can pick any Toyota is quit a range in prices. :eek:
 

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jsw said:
That is classic. And I suppose she really though she'd get a new car - I'm guessing Toyota's are US$12K minimum - for selling beer.

And the new toy Yoda looks pretty cool. I'm jealous. ;)
Yah, supposedly she got to choose any model of Toyota she wanted. To make them pay she should have chosen a MR2 Spider - even though I personally don't like those cars, they're Toyota's most expensive, I believe..
 

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paulwhannel said:
Yeah, funny but I'm on her side... i hate "clever" contests (they used to be called scams)... this is, I think, a couple of years old tho.

paul
Yah, it is a couple years old. At first I also somewhat challenged the authenticity of this article, as it appeared this girl had too much brains (to think of suing) and not enough of a chest to be a Hooters waitress. I thought they had standards! :eek: ;)

Plus, her shirt is far too loose-fitting for a Hooters waitress. :cool:
 

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jrober said:
Thats bizarre, at my local Star Wars club I entered a draw for a new toyoda and I am now sitting at home with a lousy red 2004 Corolla on the drive and a big gap in my Jedi collection.
Exactly - come on, what would you rather have, a boring Japanese car or a little green Jedi master with a light saber? :cool:
 

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~Shard~ said:
Yah, supposedly she got to choose any model of Toyota she wanted. To make them pay she should have chosen a MR2 Spider - even though I personally don't like those cars, they're Toyota's most expensive, I believe..
Not quite. She could have opted for the Land Cruiser, which is a cool $56,000.
 

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The most I could spend at Toyota.com was $53,348 for a Sequoia Limited 4x4 with every conceivable option.

Not a bad payday for her boss pulling a prank.
 

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Hmm. I asked my partner what he thought of it, certainly he remembered it as he's a star wars fanatic. And he agreed with most of you, that she shouldn't have sued.

I'm surprised by that. Imagining the humiliation she would have felt... To say the least, as an april fools' day joke, this was terribly mean-spirited. I would ask anyone else to put themselves in her shoes... Be promised a car (and if she's working at Hooters, she's probably not the most financially secure of people) if you work your ass off (and waitresses do work their asses off, whether in skimpy outfits or not) ... then accomplish it, hold up your end of the deal, and be the butt of a joke in front of your coworkers... all because of a technicality: the word "toyota" had been spoken instead of written.

Perhaps I'm biased, as I don't think Hooters should be in business, because i don't find the exploitation of women, or their mammary glands, funny or erotic. That's just me.

paul
 

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Mike Teezie said:
The most I could spend at Toyota.com was $53,348 for a Sequoia Limited 4x4 with every conceivable option.

Not a bad payday for her boss pulling a prank.
US$66,267 on a Land Cruiser was the best I could do.
 

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jsw said:
US$66,267 on a Land Cruiser was the best I could do.
I would've had my lawyer slip in a clause that included all Lexus vehicles as well, since they're Toyota's luxury division... LX470 for $72,106.
 

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sueing depends on the situation, if it was made out to seem that she would indeed receive a car, then yes she should have sued, but if it was more of a joke contest i wouldnt care, it all depends on the way in which the 'contest' was conducted ect.

however i hate hooters too, but thats besides the fact its that she was indeed promised something and then did not receive that item, which she was entitled too
 

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emw said:
I would've had my lawyer slip in a clause that included all Lexus vehicles as well, since they're Toyota's luxury division... LX470 for $72,106.
i guess that depends on where you live cause i got 72,258 for the same vehicle.
 

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Mike Teezie said:
The most I could spend at Toyota.com was $53,348 for a Sequoia Limited 4x4 with every conceivable option.
Too bad the Toyota Century isn't available in the US. That would run a good $100,000 at least (they only make 6 a month I think.) The back-massager in the back seats is probably extra :D
 

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paulwhannel said:
Perhaps I'm biased, as I don't think Hooters should be in business, because i don't find the exploitation of women, or their mammary glands, funny or erotic.
It seems to me that Hooters is actually exploiting those who come to see the women at least as much as they are exploiting the women themselves... who seem to compete for those positions.
 

Kwyjibo

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Mancow did this a few years ago aroudn when episode 1 was coming out.

the contest was to run around the then Rosemont horizon naked for a brand new toyoda ...

So did she win a lawsuit?

I realyl hope she didn't because our society needs to stop rewarding ignorance. If they properly ran this prank, they let her make her own conclusions ...
 

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~Shard~ said:
Some people have no sense of humor.... I, however, think this is pretty amusing... :cool:
I have pretty weird sense of humor, and usually find things amusing that others do not, but I honestly don't find anything amusing about Hooter's lame April fool's stunt. Especially in light of the fact that they probably made a ton of money with all the bartenders trying to outdo each other in sales in order to get a chance to win a new car.

jsw said:
Apparently, she won.
I'm really happy that she did win in the end - now look who's laughing???
 

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absolut_mac said:
I have pretty weird sense of humor, and usually find things amusing that others do not, but I honestly don't find anything amusing about Hooter's lame April fool's stunt.
I don't know which I find more amusing though, the stunt or the fact that she sued them - I'm leaning towards the latter... ;)
 

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paulwhannel said:
I would ask anyone else to put themselves in her shoes... Be promised a car (and if she's working at Hooters, she's probably not the most financially secure of people) if you work your ass off (and waitresses do work their asses off, whether in skimpy outfits or not) ... then accomplish it, hold up your end of the deal, and be the butt of a joke in front of your coworkers... all because of a technicality: the word "toyota" had been spoken instead of written.
Okay, then if I was in shoes, I would have laughed instead of sued. Maybe it's just an American thing....

And she wasn't promised a car...she was promised a toyoda.....a play on words. It was April Fools, and no, this wasn't "mean spirited." Waitresses work hard, but they're compensated with money. That's the point of every job, isn't it? Even if it's a difficult job to be a Hooters waitress, she was always properly reimbursed, so to say she deserved to win a car because she was doing her job and couldn't take an April Fools joke seems.....well, seems like just another stupid American lawsuit.