Skip to comments.N.J. Woman Files $1 Million Lawsuit Claiming CVS Worker Used Asian Slur On Receipt
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 Im 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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So she goes from being “Ching Chong Lee” to being “Cha Ching Lee”?
so don’t shop at CVS ever again. Tacky clerk, she should be fired. Suing someone is now the American dream?
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)
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.
Very nice...quick wit...kudos.
So a couple of words = permanent lasting damage valued at 1 million?
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.
CVS could correct the error and send her a certified amended receipt that reads “Kimche Lee”.....
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.
LOL, We seriously have a cat named Cha Ching, obviously we are racist.
Translation: I am absolutely ecstatic there is the possibility I could win a lot of money.
gotta little change in my pocket goin jing a ling a ling.....
And why do you think the woman is telling the truth?
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.
LOL, good one!
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).
So you make a national story over it and now millions of people across the internet are making "Ching Chong" jokes at your expense?!?
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.
Move or go back to Korea.
Yea but the problem is Miss Lee does not realize it. If she did she would just drop it.
“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.
So “Ching Chong” is now a racial slur? Um, okay.
Some are “easily amused”...this one appears to be “easily horrified”.
I was wondering about that, as well. Does this mean “cha ching” is off limits now, too?
Cha Ching -— Brilliant!
Hyung, ChingChong, sound pretty much alike to the Western ear!
Is “Ching Chong” really a slur? I’ve never heard of it.
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.
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.
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.