In today's "Frivolous Lawsuit" section, we have the case of Megan Thode, a girl just starting out in life who nonetheless takes with her a reputation as a whiner and a daddy's girl which, in this internet generation, may well follow her for decades to come.
Megan was a student at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. She was there seeking a master's in counseling and human services, a program that would have conferred upon her a license as a professional counselor had she completed the coursework satisfactorily. But alas, little Megan did not perform satisfactorily in one of her classes, earning only a C+ in a course that required a B to move on to the next level. Per her evaluation, she was unprofessional, swore in class, and at one point had an "outburst in which she began crying".
Now in my day (and most of yours, I suspect), the student would have met with the course advisers and worked out a plan for improving the student's performance, then repeated the course as necessary. But not poor little Megan. You see, Megan Thode is a special snowflake who deserves to graduate no matter what, so Megan showed up for her meeting with the faculty advisers, daddy in tow, and demanded to know not what she had to do better, but to be given a higher grade, a written apology from the teacher, and financial compensation from the school for not passing her as was her right.
Lehigh University student sues over grade, seeks $1.3 million
Oh, and did I mention that despite all of the fuss, Megan isn't even paying for her schooling? You see, her daddy is a professor there, so Megan was going to school tuition-free, both through undergrad and grad school, and the university was also providing her with jobs, which they continued to do even after she filed her lawsuit.
The lawsuit, by the way, seeks 1.3 million dollars, which is what Megan feels she would have earned over and above her present salary had she not then quit the program that she'd been in and taken another free masters degree in a related social worker field.
Now not only does Megan need and deserve a swift kick in the ass from the Boot of reality, her father, Lehigh finance professor Stephen Thode, and her scum-sucking shyster lawyer Richard J. Orloski, deserve one, too. In a perfect world, the three of them would constitute the night shift at the local McDonalds until they learned to appreciate actually earning their way through life instead of just leeching and sponging off of the producers and taxpayers.