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Do you have red hair? Do you know someone hit with the ginger stick? Tell us your story.

(, Thu 25 Feb 2010, 12:54)
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The assumption of having a fiery temper does confuse me.
I'm ginger, and I'm incredibly placid. My son is ginger too and he's lovely and calm.

On the other hand and if you pick on him I'll spank you until you cry for your mum. Or my mum. Whichever you prefer.

I think I may have some underlying repressed anger issues.

edit: I did get called Rusty Bollocks at school. I didn't mind, they do look a bit rusty.
(, Thu 4 Mar 2010, 13:42, Reply)
The Ginger Experience
Bollocks. I meant to enter this questions as I set it. Anyway VERY VERY quickly I'll write a quick list of my experiences having red hair.

1. At junior school the teachers made jokes about "the milkmen"
2. The names. Duracell and Baked-Beans are the two I remember.
3. If I'm in at a public event I get picked on. Say I go to a comedy night it's always me the comedian will start riffing off. Even if it's not making reference to my hair, I just (presumably) stand out when scanning a room.
4. As a child / teenager, older women stopping me in street to tell me my hair was beautiful. Sadly this had stopped by the time I was old enough for such interest to be useful.
5. I'm never very anonymous. Often, even when introduced to new people, people say they've seen me around.
6. Old people (never had this from someone young or my own generation) assuming or making jokes that I've got a temper. This irritates the fuck out of me and of course then proves the statement true.
7. People being really puzzled about my kids not being ginger. Their mum has black hair. It's a recessive gene. Didn't anyone listen in GCSE biology?
8. It goes hand in hand with freckles and pale skin. That combined with hey fever means summer is a bit crap for me.
9. I'm getting bored of typing this list, I've got work I should be doing and I'm hungry. BYEEEEEEE!

BTW: The reason I set this question? I was chatting to a journalist called James Medd and he'd written a very interesting Guardian story about having ginger kids and I fancied getting you lot to share your stories, prejudices and random blather on the subject. Still, there will be probably some good stuff voted up. There normally is.
(, Thu 4 Mar 2010, 13:37, 1 reply)
Oh - and one last thing -

phwooar!!
(, Thu 4 Mar 2010, 12:36, 4 replies)
I've just remembered a good ginger!
Sainsbury's own brand ginger wine:



70cl, £2.87, 13.5% ABV.

(last?)
(, Thu 4 Mar 2010, 12:31, 5 replies)
This happens to me a lot

(, Thu 4 Mar 2010, 12:25, Reply)
How do redheads make love?
Gingerly.
(, Thu 4 Mar 2010, 12:24, Reply)
A census taker once tried to test me
I ate his liver with some ginger biscuits and a nice chianti.
(, Thu 4 Mar 2010, 12:23, 1 reply)
If you're really getting that desperate might I refer you to
this?
(, Thu 4 Mar 2010, 12:21, Reply)

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