||[Jan. 29th, 2011|07:08 pm]
The Question Club
For those of you with pets, do you call them by their full names, or a nickname/shortened version of it? |
My cat's full name is Inigo Montoya, but we call him Monty. My chocolate lab's full name is Stella Luna, but we call her Stella or Stell.
Let's pretend you're part of the jury for a case in which someone intentionally exposed someone else to a substance, knowing full well they were severely allergic to said substance, and the victim had a severe allergic reaction that resulted in unconsciousness and near-death. For the sake of the question, we'll say they knew the person could have an allergic reaction to peanuts simply being in the same room, and the attacker put crushed up peanuts in the person's sandwich which the person ate. Attempted murder or assault?
This happened a few months ago at my work. One of the baggers had an issue with another bagger, so he crushed up peanuts and put them in the kid's sandwich. The kid ate the sandwich, not knowing it had been tampered with, and promptly had a severe allergic reaction which resulted in him passing out, followed by a several-day hospital stay. The kid who did it is being charged with assault but the victim's parents are pressing for attempted murder. Tbh, I think it is attempted murder. There had been dozens of meetings about the allergy and signs were posted everywhere saying nuts were not allowed in the bagger break room because the kid could die if he was exposed.