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Unanswered Prayers

The skillet it was delivered in was sizzling, court papers say, but the Applebee’s restaurant waitress didn’t actually say it was hot when she gave Hiram Jimenez the steak fajita he’d ordered. Jimenez bowed his head over the table at the Burlington County, N.J., restaurant and prayed, then — sizzle! pop! — something was burning his eye and face. In a panic, he said, he knocked the plate over and right into his own lap. Apparently displeased with the results of praying to God, Jimenez tried praying for a judgment from the superior court and, when it dismissed his lawsuit, he appealed. But the appellate court upheld the ruling. “Here, the danger posed by a plate of sizzling hot food was self-evident,” it said. (AC/Trenton Times) ...Burn.
Original Publication Date: 15 March 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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