Gazza-LFC wrote: Steely Hill wrote: Gazza-LFC wrote: Steely Hill wrote:
Gazza-LFC wrote:Nice to know he's getting loads of sympathy here...
But lets get real for a second if it's possible,how would any of you like it if it happened to you?
Steely - what if they had wrote 'Bald guy' instead of Lee?
Tom - What if they had of wrote 'Geordie kid'?
Would you have accepted it and just laughed?
I'd have gone mental if they took the piss like that if it was my kid or myself....
Is it really that hard to ask how to spell it?
well i am not precious enough to actually care. i'd take it as a joke.
i find the whole thing funny and the fact it is in the paper is clearly a ploy to get his ginger paws on some free pizza. if the kid learned to embrace his flaming locks he would not only be able to anjoy a chuckle at his own expense but he would also be much more ready for the wider world.
for me, his weakness is the issue not the pizza waiter.
It's not the name calling that would hurt me,it's the fact that these people think it's funny to take the piss and think they can get away with it..
If i went up to the counter and said ''alright ginger can i have the 8'' special please'' then that would be totally different and i'd be thrown out...
Yet when they do it to little defenseless kids it's funny because they don't expect any comeback..
but if the kid was comfortable in his own skin and had an ounce of humour about him he would have been able to respond with a witty comeback instead of bursting into tears. even if he didn't have any wit and just called the bloke a c*nt would present a far better option to take than crying in front of everyone and running home to mummy.
if something as simple as that makes him cry how will he cope when he goes to senior school and the rest?
like i said, he needs to toughen up and embrace his fiery barnet. only then will he be able to grow up.
He's 11 and is being bullied at school lol
but the bullying and this incident is over the same issue - his hair.
now, what i dont get with gingers is that, clearly, at elast one of their parents is a fellow ginge who will be able to emphasise with their offspring and probably had to endure a bit of ribbing about it themselevs back in the day. why then do they not speak to their kids about it and get them to be proud of their hair and even love it? nobody can be 'bullied' over something that they actually like.
the kid obviously has zero confidence in himself and i put the blame for that squarely at the foot of his parents who have most likely mollycodlled him and spoilt him knowing full well what banter lay ahead of him as he gets older. this has done him no favours and ends with him in a national newspaper admitting that he burst into tears in the middle of a pizza joint because somebody mocked his barnet.
getting back to his parents, why would they willingly put their kid in the paper over this incident when he is claimed to be getting 'bullied'? he is in the last year of primary school and so will start a new school in September. when his new classmates get a glimpse of him he will be getting more stick than ever before, most of it because of this story. its what kids do. the kids parents have done him absolutely no favours at all.