Eighty-three year old, Evelyn Paswell, is suing Apple because she accidentally ran into one of its glass storefronts and broke her nose.  Apple is famous for its store designs with walls and floors made of glass-like materials.

She claims that her eyesight is good enough to allow her to drive, but is suing for $1 million because “the defendant was negligent . . . in allowing a clear, see-through glass wall and/or door to exist without proper warning.”

According to PC World, Ms. Paswall failed to miss obvious signs that she was running into a building:
  • Apple Stores traditionally have silver-gray metal handles on the doors, which contrast the see-through material.
  • Apple Stores have their own tiling, which differs from the outside sidewalk that ends at the door.
  • Apple Stores are well-lit places, giving the glass exterior a reflective shine and making it easier to see where a wall is located.

Maybe she expected little butterfly decals like we place on our home windows so birds don’t crash into them.


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