Monday, January 21, 2008

Wrong on so many levels

A friend sent this picture to me last week. I Googled "walmart cake" and was able to find the whole story on the Internet.
Apparently some folks at the Little Rock BCBS claim office had a going away party for a co-worker (Suzanne, I suppose). One of the supervisors called the local Wal-Mart and ordered a cake for the festivities. He told the person at the bakery to write, "'Best Wishes Suzanne' and underneath that write 'We will miss you'."Obviously, it didn't turn out quite right.

Seeing this reminded me of what happened when I ordered Mike's wedding band on the Internet. I found this website that would engrave it if you told them what you wanted during the online checkout. After entering in all my payment information, I was ready to input my message for engraving. There wasn't a place on the page that was marked for the engraving message, only a little comment box at the bottom. So I did what any rational person would do. I typed, "I would like to have this ring engraved. Hopefully that's the next step," thinking that maybe the personalization part was on the next webpage or that they would contact me and ask what I wanted. Nothing. A week or so later I received the ring in the mail. Perfect in every way except for the fact that they had engraved the inside of the ring "hopefully that's the next step." They must have worked really hard to fit that inside the ring, especially since Mike's fingers aren't very big. After getting a good laugh out of the whole thing, I contacted the company, sent back the ring, and received the correct message, with their abject apologies.
What did I want engraved? "Alligator food," plus our wedding date, naturally.


Alice said... yesterday....time flies....*sigh*

Carter said...

that reminds me of when i worked at jitney jungle when i was in high school. someone came in after the deli was closed wanting a personalized cake. i told them i had never written on a cake, but i would try. they started out wanting "happy birthday, junior" but when they saw how awful i was, they said, just write H.B. Jr.!