Sunday, 12 June 2011

Order for "Ginger Kid"

A RED-haired boy burst into tears when hurtful Domino’s Pizza workers called him Ginger Kid on his receipt.


Ross Wajgtknecht, 11, has endured bullying because of his hair and is horrified that staff at the fast food chain also poked fun at him.

He was at the takeaway with two pals and they all gave their full names when they ordered.

When they collected their pizzas, his friends had their first names on their receipts – but Ross couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw what was on his.

He said:
“I was really sad. I get bullied at school about my hair but you don’t expect it from an adult. I couldn’t stop thinking about it and brought the packet home because I wanted to show my mum.”

Furious mum Evette, 43, said:
“He is usually quite a strong and confident lad who doesn’t let comments upset him but reading that has really knocked him.”
Ross’ dad, Andrew, 45, called the Domino’s blunder “totally disgusting”.

The builder added:
“You would not describe someone by the colour of their skin or by calling them fat so why is it OK to call Ross ginger? I think they picked on him because he is just a lad and they knew he wouldn’t defend himself. It is prejudice.

“They offered him a free pizza but the damage has been done and he doesn’t want to go back in case it happens again.”

Ross, of Peasedown, Somerset, bought the pizza from the Domino’s branch in nearby Midsomer Norton.


Manager Pat Bennet said:
“It was for the benefit of the person who took the order. It wasn’t meant to cause offence.

“I have apologised to the family over the phone and the member of staff concerned has written an apology to the boy. We will ensure nothing like this happens again.”

But Ross’ family are demanding a full apology from Domino’s head office.

- Story taken from http://www.mirror.co.uk

39 comments:

  1. I feel bad for the little tyke. It was a harmless joke, and I'm glad that they apologized, but i feel the family is over-reacting. Why do they need a full apology from the head office.

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  2. Ya see I don't know where I stand on this, if the little lad was so bothered would he be posing for a photo in a national newspaper with the receipt? I reckon his parents have seen this as a chance for a bit of attention. Shame for the lad but I'm sure he'll survive!

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  3. I have to agree with Rob, they just seem to be milking it a little bit to much. If he was really upset I doubt he would want to be all over the Internet and the local media as "The ginger kid".

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  4. That's sad. People are thoughtless and rude. This is an overreaction, but I understand the reaction either way.

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  5. LOL. ginger kid. :D
    It was just a joke, he should get over it. as well as his family.
    also, he looks like ron weasley.

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  6. Ross WaJGTKNechtですか?外国畏ろしい!

    Lol, maybe they couldn't write his name.

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  7. Wow that is very rude.

    Ginger kid..... Blatant.

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  8. That's rude of them. Making fun of a little kid, really? Uncalled for.

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  9. The apologies don't even mean anything. They're just saying it to keep their business and get out of trouble.

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  10. Poor kid :( BUT when he grows up, he will laugh!

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  11. Sad ginger kid gets all butthurt. Lols.

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  12. oh wow, now there will be sensativity training for all Dominos staff lol

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  13. lol that is too good, that domino's employee has got a good sense of humor.

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  14. I don't want to laugh, I really don't. But I am. Really hard.

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  15. hah thats awesome. followed

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  16. wow XD would suck to go through all the bullying then some grown man call you a ginger XD.

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  17. I dont think there is any need for an apology from the head office.

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  18. I'm a day-walker and I can't help but laugh and feel awful at the same time.

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  19. Sounds like his parents are attention whores, at his expense.

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  20. I say fire the jerk that wrote this. That person will have plenty of time to think about why someone would find this offensive while they join the millions of unemployed.

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  21. Poor kid, their excuses aren't meant seriously I think.

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  22. I hope that employee got fired. People are paying a lot of service tax, and i'm pretty sure the tax doesn't include insulting a kid.

    P/S: Does remind me of that Youtube vid about gingers having souls though.

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  23. I shouldn't laugh, but I actually lol'd when I saw the reciept.

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  24. The head office? Why is it their fault one of their employees calls a ginger kid a ginger kid?

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  25. GINGERS HAVE NO SOULS!!

    But stepping away from that joke, this seems to become a serious issue. It's just like racism. However, they wouldn't have dared to write there nig**r if there was a black person.

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  26. Haha, poor kid. Who cares if he's ginger or blonde.

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  27. I felt bad for him but then realized his parents just put him on the internet and now he's going to get called that a million times more than he was. Good parenting.

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  28. I don't see the problem, I couldn't care less if I had ginger hair and someone called me ginger kid.

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  29. This is such bull crap. I'm a ginger, and I'm proud of it, people make fun of me all the time. Kid needs to stop being such a baby.

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  30. be proud of being a ginger dude. people are just poking fun at jokes from southpark

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