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John W Fenn Male, 62, United Kingdom (4/8/2009 3:55:00 PM)

If a ginger kid bites you, what should you do?
Don’t call for the doctor head for the zoo
For there they’ll have the drug that’s right
To kill the sting of the gingers bite
Relieve the pain and ease the stress
Of your impending gingerness
As doctors do not have a cure
This dread disease you must endure
.
Its symptoms are so painless that
You may forget to wear your hat
You’ll walk the streets without a care
Till someone spots your ginger hair
The ignominy and the shame
Of your intensely ruddy mane
May lead to thoughts of suicide
Though this is something best not tried
.
But there’s a place I’ve heard it said
Where those with ginger on their head
Can live in peace without a care
With other folk with ginger hair
So if inflicted with this curse
And God knows there is nothing worse
Pack up and join the merry band
Who live out there in Gingerland

(C) John W Fenn 03-04-2009

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  • Stephen Stirk (4/12/2009 5:08:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    This is a problem that should be tackled as sensitively and humanely as possible. Surely it can't be that difficult to have separate cafe's, cinema's and bus's etc. A friend of mine thought he had escaped the curse until he caught gingivitis, An oral disease caused by sucking ginger nuts. This element of the curse is self inflicted and very rude.

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