Jokes can border on the offensive. That’s part of what makes them funny. When we see something from a different perspective, it can make us laugh on an otherwise mundane occurrence. And that’s what kind of happened during a recent pizza delivery. Political correctness can kill a good joke. When people take a joke as an offensive attack, they kill all the humor that was intended within it. There is a fine line. Sometimes a joke just goes too far and really should not be told. And that balancing act requires talent.
Apparently, when this humorless mother’s son ordered a pizza from Pizza Hut, he had a special request along with the pizza pie. And the person who made his pizza and delivered it managed to step up to the challenge and give the customer what he asked for. But the boy’s mother did not find the joke funny, so she reported the employee and got the hard-worker fired. Now’s she begging the news media corporations to retain her anonymity so the entire world doesn’t realize who the “black-hearted” mother is who couldn’t take a joke.
The mother shared her story with Fox News, who honored her request for anonymity.
“My son ordered a pizza online, and under the special instructions, he requested a joke.”
But the Pizza Hut employee shared a joke that left the boy’s mother speechless. It was:
“What do a pizza delivery driver and a gynecologist have in common?”
The mother, who was from Virginia and did not have a sense of humor over the offensive joke, was so offended that she immediately called the Pizza Hut store and demanded that the young employee lose his job.
“I was really shocked and floored that Pizza Hut would send that type of joke out,” she said. “The employee even called, and I told her that I hope she doesn’t lose her job over this.”
Because this one customer threw such a fuss, the Pizza Hut manager fired the boy who wrote the joke. And the general public is not happy about it – especially since the offended mother’s son was the one to request a joke in the first place.
People are voiced their distaste for the mother’s lack of humor. One person wrote:
“I hope you see it in that big, black heart of yours to call back and explain that you aren’t upset. Days before Christmas you got someone fired.”
Although the public is outraged by her outrage, the “black-hearted” mother stands by her act and does not regret getting the low-wage worker fired.
“It’s an inappropriate joke. There’s a time and place for everything. My pizza box is not one of them. It’s a lesson learned.”
Readers of the Mirror are shocked that this mother’s complaint got the employee fired. The following are some comments:
“I thought it wasn’t her pizza. It was her sons. He ordered it and asked for a joke, and he got one. OK, not the most appropriate joke, but hardly the end of the world. The woman should be ashamed.”
“What a mean, self-important woman! I hope she gets her karma just before Christmas.”
What’s your reaction?