KFC Corporate Orders a Side of Apology

KFC Corp. says it’s investigating allegations that a restaurant employee in Jackson, Mississippi, asked a 3-year-old to leave because her facial injuries disturbed other patrons. The company is also giving $30,000 toward Victoria Wilcher’s medical bills, a spokesman said Sunday.

 

First of all, who could say, “NO” to that face?

The allegation about KFC was made Thursday on “Victoria’s Victories,” a Facebook page following Victoria Wilcher’s recovery from a pit bull attack in April. The administrator posted a photo showing Victoria smiling shyly in spite of her facial scars and cartoon-decorated eye patch, and wrote, “Does this look scary to you? Last week at KFC in Jackson MS this precious face was asked to leave because her face scared the other diners.”

KFC posted an apology the next morning, requesting details.

“As soon as we were notified of this report on Friday, we immediately began an investigation, as this kind of hurtful and disrespectful action would not be tolerated by KFC,” spokesman Rick Maynard wrote Sunday in an email to The Associated Press. “Regardless of the outcome of our investigation, we have apologized to Victoria’s family and are committed to assisting them. The company is making a $30,000 donation to assist with her medical bills. The entire KFC family is behind Victoria.”

Her grandmother Kelly Mullins said Victoria had just been to a doctor’s when they stopped at the restaurant. She ordered mashed potatoes for Victoria because she thought the hungry child could swallow the soft food without chewing.

She says she was then approached by an employee. “They just told us, they said, ‘We have to ask you to leave because her face is disrupting our customers,’” she was told.

Victoria wept all the way home and now is embarrassed by her appearance – something that wasn’t the case before, Mullins said.

“She won’t even look in the mirror anymore,” Mullins said. “When we go to a store, she doesn’t even want to get out” of the car.

That last part just kills me. 

What are your thoughts? Did KFC do enough? What would you have done if you were the grandmother?

 

Lizard Baby

JaneBadlerLizardQueenAuthorities in Indonesia have launched an investigation after a woman was accused of giving birth to a lizard. Officials have sent a team of experts to the woman’s remote village where a midwife claims the lizard was born. Scientists a pretty sure the claim is nonsense plus Jane Badler is too old to have kids (look it up).

End Fathers’ Day?

endfathersdayIt was a joke. There’s no push to bring Father’s Day to an end. On Friday the hashtag #EndFathersDay went viral on Twitter. It was the doings of 4chan, a site that’s the “rude, raunchy underbelly of the Internet”. They started it saying it was a holiday celebrating misogyny, demanding appreciation and gifts for doing what a father should be doing anyway. A lot of people took it seriously. But you have to wonder how many dad’s thought it was a good idea after opening their gift?

Maybe Too Much Awesome?

We all know that one can be awesome. But, is it too much, to name a child that?

 

If a mom in Alaska gets her way, her 1-year-old daughter will go by the middle name “Awesome.”

 

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“She’s just fun and happy and super smart and it fits her personality,” Lisa Flores told ABC News of her daughter, Viviana. “It just fits. She’s an awesome little girl.”

Flores, 36, and the mother of one other child, 14-year-old son Dominic, filed a petition in her hometown of Juneau in February to change Viviana’s middle name from Contea to Awesome.

Flores has completed the requirements of both notifying Viviana’s birth father and filing a four-week public notice in the local newspaper. The public notice landed Flores and her family on the front page of the local newspaper, The Juneau Empire, which came as a surprise to Flores.

“I don’t understand all the attention,” Flores told ABC News.

She has a hearing scheduled for July 7, at which time she will go before a judge and explain why her daughter should be named Viviana Awesome Flores.

 

 

What do you think? Is this a good or bad decision?

He’s America’s Guest…

murrayIf you’re getting engaged or married go to Charleston, SC because Bill Murray could end up crashing your party. He must be there shooting a movie, but he’s getting out quite a bit. A few weeks ago he crashed a bachelor party at a restaurant and now he’s popped up in a couple’s engagement pictures. The happy couple was out with their photographer taking pictures and they were laughing uncontrollably at one point and when the photographer turned around there was Bill with his shirt pulled up, slapping his belly. That’s when they asked him to hop in a few pictures, which he did. It seems like everyone’s out to one-up people when it comes to proposals and weddings…how’d you like to be friends with this couple?

Communication Crutches

Like-You-KnowWhen you speak, if you pack your sentences with “you know,” “I mean,” and “like” you aren’t being ditzy, you’re being conscientious. A new study (in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology) says “filler words” tend to be used by people who are more thoughtful . They’re using the words to imply rephrase what they’re trying to say in an effort to ‘soften the blow.’ If you’re afraid of how someone will take what you’re going to say, packing 20 likes into it will defiantly make whatever it is you’re going to say a lot less painful to hear than it was listening to you try and get to the point.

Father Fix-it

cookies-for-dadAt some point you have to stop calling dad every time something breaks around the house. And based on this survey, that point is…when you’re well into middle age. A new survey found the average age when people finally stop leaning on their dads to help fix stuff is 41. Men are just about as likely to rely on their dads as women. 70% of men say they still call their dads for help versus 75% of women. The difference is they way guys ask. With women it’s “Dad, I need help with…” When a guy asks it starts “I was thinking you could come over and we could work on laying the floor.” Translation: I don’t know what I’m doing and you’re my last hope before…I read directions.

It’s Been Ten Years! GOSH!

 

TINA! You fat lard, come eat your dinner!

 

Napoleon Dynamite turns 10 this year! And the cast reunited at a statue dedication in honor of the film.

 

Gosh! 'Napoleon Dynamite' Cast Reunites to Unveil New Statue

 

Ha! I bet that is the only statue in existence with bronze moon boots! Mean while, how cute is Tina Majorino? 

 

 

 

Check out the cast now!

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Wait, where’s Kip? Somebody check the internet!

 

 

Also, for old times’ sake, check out Napoleon’s sweet dance moves! Remember when it was a thing?