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..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, 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!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.
Exactly - come on, what would you rather have, a boring Japanese car or a little green Jedi master with a light saber?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.
Not quite. She could have opted for the Land Cruiser, which is a cool $56,000.~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..
US$66,267 on a Land Cruiser was the best I could do.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.
i guess that depends on where you live cause i got 72,258 for the same vehicle.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.
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 extraMike Teezie said:The most I could spend at Toyota.com was $53,348 for a Sequoia Limited 4x4 with every conceivable option.
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.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.
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.~Shard~ said:Some people have no sense of humor.... I, however, think this is pretty amusing...
I'm really happy that she did win in the end - now look who's laughing???jsw said:Apparently, she won.
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...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.
Okay, then if I was in shoes, I would have laughed instead of sued. Maybe it's just an American thing....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.