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N.J. Woman Files $1 Million Lawsuit Claiming CVS Worker Used Asian Slur On Receipt
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Posted on 04/19/2013 6:17:19 AM PDT by Morgana

BELMAR, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A southern New Jersey woman of Korean descent is suing CVS Pharmacy, claiming a worker used an Asian slur to identify her on a receipt for photographs.

Attorney Susan Chana Lask said Hyun Lee used her own name when ordering pictures online, but noticed her name was listed as “Ching Chong Lee” on the receipt when she picked up the photos on Feb. 7 at a CVS in Egg Harbor City.

“Honestly I’m just horrified about this whole thing,” Lee told reporters, including CBS 2′s Steve Langford. “It just brought back all the memories of growing up as a minority.”

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1 posted on 04/19/2013 6:17:19 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Slings and Arrows

So she goes from being “Ching Chong Lee” to being “Cha Ching Lee”?


2 posted on 04/19/2013 6:18:18 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

so don’t shop at CVS ever again. Tacky clerk, she should be fired. Suing someone is now the American dream?


3 posted on 04/19/2013 6:18:26 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Morgana

I am amused that nearly every one assumes the woman is telling the truth.....
but hey she and her layer think CVS profit is 300 billion a year (yea right)


4 posted on 04/19/2013 6:19:20 AM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Morgana

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Mass, R.I...wherever...you can always count on their citizens trying to get rich by being a ‘victim’ of something.


5 posted on 04/19/2013 6:19:22 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Morgana

Very nice...quick wit...kudos.


6 posted on 04/19/2013 6:19:47 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Morgana

So a couple of words = permanent lasting damage valued at 1 million?
Wrong.
This is no worse that someone mangling the last name of someone with a French or Polish name. And the French and Polish don’t ask for a million dollars.


7 posted on 04/19/2013 6:20:41 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Morgana

CVS could correct the error and send her a certified amended receipt that reads “Kimche Lee”.....


8 posted on 04/19/2013 6:20:51 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Morgana

LOL. Good one.

And by the way, if any store owner wants to call me names or make fun of my ethnicity on my receipt, I’ll let them for the bargain price of only $10,000.


9 posted on 04/19/2013 6:20:52 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Morgana

LOL, We seriously have a cat named Cha Ching, obviously we are racist.


10 posted on 04/19/2013 6:21:16 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: Morgana
“Honestly I’m just horrified about this whole thing,”

Translation: I am absolutely ecstatic there is the possibility I could win a lot of money.

11 posted on 04/19/2013 6:22:38 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Morgana

gotta little change in my pocket goin jing a ling a ling.....


12 posted on 04/19/2013 6:22:43 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: tioga

And why do you think the woman is telling the truth?


13 posted on 04/19/2013 6:23:06 AM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Morgana
Don't let this woman hear the old Moms Mabley skit!
14 posted on 04/19/2013 6:25:28 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (God Bless America!)
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To: I want the USA back

My husband is Lithuanian, our last name is really difficult, it is not pronounced the way it is spelled, I was not offended when the local grocery clerk tried an tried and tried, then finally looked at me with a big smile and said, “thank you Mrs. Periwinkle”.
I laughed, I thought it was funny, never occurred to me to sue anyone.


15 posted on 04/19/2013 6:26:39 AM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Morgana

LOL, good one!


16 posted on 04/19/2013 6:28:33 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Morgana
It never occurred to anyone to sue the New York Daily News syndicate.


17 posted on 04/19/2013 6:29:53 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: tioga
so don’t shop at CVS ever again. Tacky clerk, she should be fired.

Well I wouldn't necessarily blame CVS. Back in the 1990's I worked at Radioshack and we had some kid do the same thing. He already had another job lined up so he decided to "go out with a bang" and started filling out all the receipts with insults and racial/sexual slurs, (luckily the system DID have a filter so he couldn't put in obvious slurs like the "N" word, but he did manage to put "Pickin Cotton" on a black man's receipt and "Big Mama" on a rather large ladies receipt. Sure enough, their were MANY complaints and he was quickly terminated, thankfully with some apologizing and generous store credit, that was the end of it (luckily that was long before Facebook and Twitter).

18 posted on 04/19/2013 6:31:52 AM PDT by apillar
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To: apillar
“Honestly I’m just horrified about this whole thing,” Lee told reporters, including CBS 2′s Steve Langford. “It just brought back all the memories of growing up as a minority.”

So you make a national story over it and now millions of people across the internet are making "Ching Chong" jokes at your expense?!?

19 posted on 04/19/2013 6:35:59 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Morgana

oh please, this woman wants a hand out and sadly many lawyers will help her .

ching chong cha ching , what ever the woman like so many today want handouts and play victim.

It brought memories of growing up a minority.

You know when I lived in places where I was a minority and hated it I moved, I did not moan and threaten lawsuits or even tell others to change.


20 posted on 04/19/2013 6:38:42 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Morgana

Move or go back to Korea.


21 posted on 04/19/2013 6:40:57 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Gaffer

Yea but the problem is Miss Lee does not realize it. If she did she would just drop it.


22 posted on 04/19/2013 6:46:33 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: apillar; Chode

“Well I wouldn’t necessarily blame CVS. Back in the 1990’s I worked at Radioshack and we had some kid do the same thing. He already had another job lined up so he decided to “go out with a bang” and started filling out all the receipts with insults and racial/sexual slurs, (luckily the system DID have a filter so he couldn’t put in obvious slurs like the “N” word, but he did manage to put “Pickin Cotton” on a black man’s receipt and “Big Mama” on a rather large ladies receipt. Sure enough, their were MANY complaints and he was quickly terminated, thankfully with some apologizing and generous store credit, that was the end of it (luckily that was long before Facebook and Twitter).”

You know that thought never occurred to me. An employee taking revenge against a boss. Don’t get me wrong I know it goes on, it is just that until you said this I never put 2 and 2 together.

Places where I worked people did stuff like empty the drawers and turn them upside down then put the stuff back in them. Kinda stuff you see DiNozzo and David doing on NCIS.


23 posted on 04/19/2013 6:54:16 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

So “Ching Chong” is now a racial slur? Um, okay.


24 posted on 04/19/2013 7:03:18 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Morgana

Some are “easily amused”...this one appears to be “easily horrified”.


25 posted on 04/19/2013 7:40:49 AM PDT by BattleFlag (The right to self defense, one without which none others matter)
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To: MEGoody

I was wondering about that, as well. Does this mean “cha ching” is off limits now, too?


26 posted on 04/19/2013 7:54:46 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Morgana

Cha Ching -— Brilliant!


27 posted on 04/19/2013 7:56:36 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Morgana

28 posted on 04/19/2013 9:02:46 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Morgana

Hyung, ChingChong, sound pretty much alike to the Western ear!


29 posted on 04/19/2013 9:06:53 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Morgana

Is “Ching Chong” really a slur? I’ve never heard of it.


30 posted on 04/19/2013 9:37:06 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Every word in the English language is a racial slur to some group of people in this age of political correctiveness. Except where the words refer to White Christian males.


31 posted on 04/19/2013 9:41:54 AM PDT by sport
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I went to school with a girl named Ching Chong. No joke.

Her family owned a terrific restaurant in town.

BTW, why would a CVS employee put the wrong name down on a prescription? Stupid, and it could get someone killed if the wrong person got the Rx.

I don't believe this Korean woman's story.

But if true she's a big pathetic baby.

32 posted on 04/19/2013 9:44:40 AM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: boop

It wasn’t a prescription. It was an order for photograph processing.

My guess is the clerk didn’t hear the woman’s name (maybe her accent made it difficult to understand) and rather than ask again, she just wrote “Ching Chong” for “Hy-ong”. Insensitive, but maybe not trying to be deliberately harmful.


33 posted on 04/19/2013 10:02:47 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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