Joke written in pizza box gets worker fired, customer cyberbullied
STAFFORD, Va. (WJLA) —
Pizza! A comfort food known to bring a smile to your face.
It did the opposite to a Stafford, Virginia mother.
We’re not showing her face or using her name, because she says she’s being cyberbullied.
“My son ordered a pizza online and under the special instructions he requested a joke,” she explained.
An innocent order her 12- and 15-year-olds have done in the past. A worker at the Pizza Hut on Jefferson Davis Hwy. cooked up exactly what they ordered.
The problem was their pizza arrived a little too spicy for mom’s taste.
The joke starts: “What do a pizza delivery driver and a gynecologist have in common?”
The punchline is too saucy to repeat.
“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.”
But the worker did lose her job.
The mother posted a pic of the box on social media talking about her disgust, and now she's facing backlash online.
One of the posts reads in part,“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.”
The mother’s reply to people saying her family asked for the joke and got what they ordered: “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."
WJLA/ABC7 is waiting to hear back from Pizza Hut.