A Texas woman is suing Continental Airlines for mental trauma she claims she sustained because of turbulence.

Yep, Colleen O’Neal claims that while on a flight from College Station, Texas, to Houston, in October 2009, the plane encountered extreme turbulence that caused her to fear for her life.

She claims to have experienced post-traumatic stress disorder and now fears flying, which has had a detrimental impact on her career, according to the lawsuit filed last week in Harris County district court.

I experience severe turbulence very often when I fly into Denver and it has never occurred to me – not even once – to sue the airline.  I don’t know if Ms. O’Neal filed this lawsuit on her own or had some shyster do it for her, but this is probably the dumbest thing I heard this week.