People reports that the cake drama keeps rolling. Last time it was the Moana/Marijuana mix-up that kept us amused at the everyday ridiculousness of life. But today we take it a step further. Here is the cake which is calling a two-year-old girl a “Loser.” I love a bitchy cake that looks like it was made by Regina George, but the truth is that most two-year-olds aren’t losers. They don’t have to pay bills. They get chauffeured around everywhere. And they get free cake (even “Loser” cake). They’re winning!
Melin Jones of Bonne Terre, Missouri, was shocked to find a hilarious typo on her two-year-old daughter Elizabeth‘s birthday cake. While rushing into a local Walmart (of course) last September to get a cake with Elizabeth’s nickname on it–“Lizard”–there was a hearing issue–I’m guessing, because the employee sure did not write the word ‘lizard’ on the cake. Melin ran in and grabbed the cake when it was done, without even looking at it. Then, when she got home she had a “Happy Birthday Loser” cake on her counter. She told People:
“I was a little shocked, but after a few seconds, I couldn’t stop laughing. 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.”
Melin initially posted about this on Facebook last year but deleted it because she didn’t want to get anyone in trouble. Then after a few months, she posted it again and it has since gone viral. Walmart hasn’t responded to People for comment.
After they found the typo, Melin and her husband did what any good parents would do: they took a picture of their daughter who can’t read yet with the cake calling her a loser for their memory bank. Then they ate the cake themselves and got her a new one:
“[My husband and I] proudly ate that ‘loser’ cake, then [I] marched right back to Walmart a few hours later and got another one. 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.”
But Melin is shocked that so many of us are so entertained:
“It’s just interesting to see it go viral. It’s funny to us, but we didn’t think it would be so funny to so many others… A lot of people have reached out to me to tell me it made them laugh harder than they have in a long time, or that they were having a bad day at work until reading it and so on. That’s been the best part of it all, just knowing that people are finding the same type of humor in it that we did.”
I mean, come on Melin? You didn’t see this coming? Who doesn’t love watching a child facing the harsh reality of life?