Imagine picking up a birthday cake for your kid that says, "Happy Birthday Loser" on it. That's what happened to Missouri mom, Melin Jones.
According to People:
Melin Jones, of Bonne Terre, Missouri, says she rushed to pick up the celebratory creation for her daughter Elizabeth from a local Walmart last September. There, she asked the employee to use the little girl’s nickname, “Lizard.”
Jones quickly paid for the cake, and it wasn’t until she got home that the doting mom realized the icing read “Happy Birthday Loser.”
“I was a little shocked, but after a few seconds, I couldn’t stop laughing,” Jones, 27, tells PEOPLE. “I had no clue they got it wrong. I was in a hurry and it seemed like a simple enough request. I wasn’t really expecting anything to be wrong with it.”
Jones wanted to tell her husband, James Jones, what happened. Soon she snapped a photo of Elizabeth — who cannot yet read and wasn’t told what the message said — looking at the red, white and blue confection.
Although she found the mishap funny, Melin says she couldn’t help but jump into mommy mode.
“[My husband and I] proudly ate that ‘loser’ cake, then [I] marched right back to Walmart a few hours later and got another one,” Melin says. “I didn’t mention the misunderstanding because I didn’t want the worker to get in any trouble, so I just picked out a new cake and asked for ‘Happy Birthday Elizabeth’ on it.”
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