4/21/2007

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

My good deed is done for the weekend. I had dinner with a ginger. My niece has finished her exams and will be heading back to the home office for the summer. She asked why I was wearing a fake moustache, hat and sunglasses indoors at the restaurant but I don't really feel I should have to explain all my style choices.

I never knew there was widespread support for the fear and terror many feel regarding gingers until Catherine Tate came along with her series of sketches. South Park had broached the subject but I'd missed that episode.

One of my coworkers told me that growing up in Great Britain, there were slurs and superstitions aplenty regarding the ginger segments of the populace. I had a hard time taking it seriously until I saw first hand the delicious discrimination in London recently.

Pictured below is a snap I took just following the merciless heckling of a ginger who was ridiculed and forced to leave the tour bus by our wonderful guide. I was surprised she'd even been allowed to board with regular passengers in the first place. The tour and the guide were fantastic afterward.

Have a good summer ginge!

14 comments:

justacoolcat said...

I've heard Ginger's with go well with spice and everything nice.

The Freelance Cynic said...

^__^ - Ah yes. In this country Ginger people are only allowed on the bus if this room at the back amongst all the Negros...

"jew" "girl" said...

you have got to catch the ginger kids episode of south park. it is so funny!

ps: that ginger pic you posted isn't just ginger, she's severely ginger.

jin said...

Shortly after D moved here we went into a paint store where I knew the male red-haired owner. I never thought twice about his hair colour until D started going on & on! Nasty things, too (having to do with never having sex w/ a ginger & never let thim in your bed...heehee)! I was shocked! lol I had no idea it was common until recently. Any idea why??? I mean, are they a complete minority there or something?

Tanya Espanya said...

Gingersnap!

Dale said...

I wonder how Ginger Spice is doing these days. I hope she saved some of that cash.

I knew it Freelance Cynic. You're a backward of the bus thinking group.

YouTube has some of the dialogue set to a Harry Potter montage that's pretty funny Katie. I'll have to look for the actual episode though.

An interesting phenomenon Jin. Your husband and his bedroom habits I mean.

Haha, snap Tanya. Very funny.

Melinda June said...

But will you help them register to vote? Word is they're not smart enough to understand something as smart as politics. And what if one tries to marry your daughter?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You really have to watch that South Park Ginger Kids episode sometime. It's a classic and it taught me not only all about gingers, but about daywalkers as well. Watch out for them!

It's not a great surprise that the Brits are afeared of gingers - may I present exhibit A - John Lydon. Oh yeah and all of Ireland.

lulu said...

Hmmmm. I pay big money every six weeks to keep my ginger hair. Do I need to go back to boring old blond if I want to go visit Min? Will the Brits mock me?

X. Dell said...

There was a poorly done academic study released about six years ago (it's been widely discredited now) that red hair was a genetic trait left over from Neanderthal Man (homo neanderthalis). I remember people writing about how this probably explained a lot of "ginger" behavior.

Later, scientists came to the opinion that there was no interracial breeding between our species and the Neanderthals, so that more or less dicredited the ginger theory. And if you'll note from the Geicko commercials, the Neanderthals tended to be brunettes anyway.

Dale said...

I will help them but only behind the scenes, don't want to get branded MJ. As for one marrying my daughter, we'd have to see what the dowry would be and how far away they'd be living.

Just about to do that Barbara, I found a copy somehow, somewhere. And to think, I've given John Lydon some of my filthy lucre.

I don't know about the Brits but I would Lulu. Just for sport, nothing personal. MJ will have to take the burden of answering herself.

Hilarious X. Dell, you didn't telegraph that at all! I love learning from you and Geiko.

Bella Rossa said...

Gingers are gross. They're all wan and freckly and sunburny and OMIGOD there's one in the mirror!

John said...

Send all of the gingers my way - girls I mean.

JDC

Dale said...

Hang on Bella, you mean your kind can shows up in mirrors? Should I stop wearing all this garlic?

John? Look up.