Dirty jokes can be pretty divisive at the best of times and can land the teller in a lot of trouble, as one Pizza Hut delivery driver discovered recently.
It all started when a boy from Virginia in the US ordered a pizza from the popular fast food chain and made the special request that his takeaway come with a joke.
However, the boy’s mother was left far from happy when the pizza arrived with the following gag scribbled on the inside of the box:
“What do a pizza delivery driver and a gynaecologist have in common?”
The answer, as you can imagine, is pretty filthy (see below). It’s definitely not the sort of joke you want to be telling young boys – the two boys receiving the pizza were aged 12 and 15 – but then she did ask for a joke.
Despite this, the mother of the two boys ended up complaining about the gag. Taking to social media, she posted a picture of the offending image:
The mother of the two boys involved told ABC7: “I was really shocked and floored that Pizza Hut would send that type of joke out. The employee even called and I told her that I hope she doesn’t lose her job over this.”
Despite calling to apologise over the incident, the female Pizza Hut employee involved ended up getting sacked as a result of the gag. Which seems a slight overreaction given that the customer did ask for a joke in the first place.
The mother has suffered at the hands of an online backlash since first posting the picture online but has little sympathy for the fired employee.
“It’s an inappropriate joke,” she told ABC7. “There’s a time and place for everything. My pizza box is not one of them. It’s a lesson learned.”
She’s also learned to never ask for jokes alongside takeaway orders ever again. It’s an unusual lesson but it’s an important one.