The American airline was forced to apologize after her mother filed a complaint alleging that the employee ridiculed his daughter's name … named Abcde.
The mother who complained, Traci Redford, is now widely laughed at the social media for naming her a 5-year-old Abcde child – a distinct Ab-city, of course. Many Twitter users were not surprised at the response of the name-calling company, while others asked why the mother thought of naming her child after the first five letters of the alphabet was a good idea.
According to Redford, a Southwest Airlines employee laughed, pointing to his mother and child, talking to other employees, and even taking a baby's dashboard photo. An image of a name that was mocked was sent to the social media – where someone knew it.
When I enter "Abcde" into my phone, it is self-corrected to indicate "abuse" when it says …
– ProfessorXover 2K19 (@WahzizNaim) November 30, 2018
Redford told TV broadcaster ABC7 that her baby is confused about why the employee laughs. "She said:" Mom, why did you laugh at my name? "And I said not everyone is nice and not everyone will be nice and it's unfortunate."
The Texan mother also claimed that the airline did not act or did not respond within two weeks of her complaint.
– Screws his child to life by naming it after the first five letters of the Freakin alphabet and saying that the name is pronounced "ab-city"
– asserts that a Southwest employee is a great actress in a situation where her daughter laughs for the name
– bebe (@bebeondack) November 30, 2018
Someone seriously named their child "ABCDE?" It's a distinct "ab-city". ?♂️ #nothisisntajoke
– Sir Smitty Yankee (@SmittytheYankee) November 30, 2018
Southwest spokesman Chris Mainz offered family and "Honest apology" in a statement to the Buzzfeed News report. Mainz added that the contribution of employees to the social media "It does not mean that it is about care, respect and civilization" expectations from airline employees.
The 2014 data suggests that Abcde is a rather unique name in fact shared by 328 other people in the US.
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