However fabulous your fall, gay shoppers, heed this warning: Kroger isn't likely to ante up the cash when you do a late-night dive to the floor, especially when done within sight of a wet floor warning sign. Just ask gay Atlanta guy Don Hunnewell.
Hunnewell -- nightlife historians know him as owner of the now-defunct Metro on Peachtree Street, a few blocks away from the also-defunct Backstreet and Armory -- went for a late-night shopping trip to the Kroger store on Moreland Avenue. What resulted was most certainly not a gay gallon smashing.
He slipped. He fell. And he filed suit over injuries to his back, neck and head. His trip to Kroger didn't end well and neither did his lawsuit. On April 23, a Fulton County jury of seniors who only shop during daylight hours on double coupon days took 90 minutes to find in favor of Kroger.
What happened? One of those pesky yellow warning signs happened, according to the Daily Report. And video surveillance.
Jurors watched a video in which Hunnewell could be seen turning a corner, passing a yellow floor hazard sign and walking about halfway down the aisle before sliding to the floor. The video shows him falling into a sitting position, getting up, gesturing his hands outward, turning around and walking away, past the yellow floor sign again.
Nope, definitely not gallon smashing gone wrong.
And then there's this dose of adding insult to injury from Honeywell’s own attorney, Bruce Hagen.
"There were credibility issues, Hagen said of his client's testimony. "I just don't think the jury beloved him." Hagen said he couldn't pinpoint one specific issue.
The store offered Hunnewell $10,000; Hunnewell sought $16,000 in lost wages, $5,600 in medical costs and unspecified damages for pain and suffering.
Hunnewell declined to comment about the case to Project Q Atlanta.