So, you're 33 years old, and you decide to celebrate with a skyjump, instead of going to a male stripclub with your girlfriends and sinking 15 mojitos. Well, each to their own, I suppose...
But something goes wrong, and your main chute fails to deploy. Your instructor, with whom you are jumping tandem, heroically saves the day, deploys the backup chute, and you land safely.
a) Drop to your knees in breathless gratitude and show him some...errr....appreciation? Or,
b) Sue him because in the panic and landing, you broke a couple of fingers?
If I tell you this happened in New York State, does that make the task easier?
Happily, this was too much even for an American court to take, and the skyjump firm got the case thrown out.
Nice to know it's not just the UK that breeds dumb ingratitude into their people, isn't it?