Ever received a check at a restaurant and noticed that your party has been described at the top of the ticket? The word "LADIES," for example, as shorthand for a table of three women to help a server keep track of his assigned dining parties.
The trick recently got a British Domino's Pizza in trouble when an employee insulted an 11-year-old customer by printing "GINGER KID" on his carryout receipt instead of the name the boy had given. Check out the picture.[jump]
The kid complained to his parents, who have demanded a full apology from the head of Domino's. The local shop has already apologized and attempted to explain the situation:
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.
'A problem we often face is children giving us fake names to confuse orders, we often have a group of young people come in and all give the same name, then they get abusive if we give the wrong order to the wrong person.'