Free bus travel for redheads!
It's a sorry truth that even in 2009, red-headed people suffer greatly at the hands of ignorant people who tease them about their follicular differences.
Names like carrot-top, ginger balls, Agent Orange, copper knob, Duracell, Fred the red, Garfield, Ranga, ginger whinger, Hucknall, Ronald McDonald, rusty nuts, ginger tits and ginger bastard are commonly used against them, but in truth, those names are wrong and almost as bad as racism.
Worse still is the recent news that ginger hair could become extinct within the next 100 years, although it is undecided whether it will happen naturally or as a result of some horrific ethnic cleansing scheme.
But beleaguered redheads are finally getting a break – if they live in Skelmersdale, St Helens or Warrington and travel on buses that is. That’s because a new bus company, Strawberry, are offering free-tickets to ginger passengers until next Tuesday.
Drivers will be issued with a colour-coding chart to refer to in case they’re not sure what a redheaded person looks like, and they’ll also be allowed to carry a weapon in case the ginger passenger becomes confused and afraid and starts lashing out wildly in various directions.
It just goes to show that we’ve come a long way since the USA in the 1970s when ginger people weren’t even allowed to sit down on buses if a white man got on. Viva la change!!