28 July 2009

Boy Slashed At McDonald's

Poor little boy has the unfortunate luck of having glass rained on him due to a bad glass door.

But what caught my attention is the emphasis that McDonald's is a family-friendly place and this type of incident should not happen.

My question is that what has a restaurant being family-friendly or otherwise got to do with a faulty glass door?

Yes, granted that the restaurant is liable to pay for the child's medical expenses but surely it is unfair to bring in "family-friendly" as some sort of yardstick?

I mean it is not like McDonald's have any testing equipment to QC their glass panels. They rely on their contractors in good faith that the glass panels are up to specifications. The contractors in turn rely on the manufacturers in good faith too with all certifications in order.

Or it could be a case of the contractors trying to cut corners and bring in tempered glass panels that are of sub-par quality just to save the extra buck?

In any case, I think it is unfair to jump right at McDonald's throat over the questionable quality of the glass panels. A full investigation is in order and fingers should only be pointed at the end of it.

Well, as much as McDonald's is my least favourite fast food joint, I felt that I should speak up for them. Perhaps they have closed-circuit TV footage of what actually happened?

- Voxeros

1. Pam left...
Tuesday, 28 July 2009 4:28 pm
true... v true. trying to make a link to sensationalise it lah... not so exciting if say person gets cut by falling glass in raffles city, metro, cold storage.

2. Kee left...
Tuesday, 28 July 2009 5:23 pm
The glass may have embedded impurity call Nickle Sulphite which can cause spontaneous schattering. I know some expert who can use high tech equipment to scan these installed glass for safety reason.

3. CoWg0eSm0o left...
Wednesday, 29 July 2009 1:26 pm
eh...u think McD like voting station, got CCTV monitor entrances meh? Mee Pok mai hum. =P

4. merryfeet left...
Monday, 3 August 2009 12:08 am ::
Yup I saw tht article over lunch at work. :/ I wonder what happened to the $T's reputation for being a spreadsheet instead of a tabloid. When I saw that headline you posted I thought it came from our beloved gossip sheet T&P, similar article to the $T's one.

5. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 6 August 2009 9:35 am :: 
Pam: If not enough exciting enough, then don't report it lor. I am sure there are plenty of stuff out there that are more newsworthy to put on print.

Kee: Hi Kee, welcome to the blog. Yes, the keyword is "expert" whom McDonald's and its staff would have to rely on to ensure quality of the glass panels are up to spec and not they themselves.

CowGoesMoo: Petrol stations and warehouses are not voting stations but somehow they have CCTVs installed right? I don't see the harm of adding a couple of CCTVs at the entrances for security reasons. Besides, it is relatively cheap these days to set a network of them up.

Merryfeet: Well, there is a reason while it is also affectionately called the $hitTimes.

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