Out of South Carolina, one mother is not very happy with the local grocery store Publix. Her son just graduated from school and she wanted to throw a graduation party for him. She decided to order a cake from the Publix bakery. She went about this online and stated that she wanted the cake to say: “Congrats Jacob! Summa Cum Laude class of 2018.” Well apparently the mother sent the kid's father to go pick up the cake and no one checked inside the box to look at the cake. The cake ended up leaving out the word "cum" in "Summa Cum Laude". What happened was the computer sensored it out and the Publix store just went with what they saw from the computer. The mother was outraged to say the least and took her outrage to social media...
The kid Jacob Koscinski who graduated and whose party it was said, "The cake experience was kind of frustrating and humiliating because I had to explain to my friends and family like what that meant. And they were giggling uncontrollably. At least, my friends were".
The mother did get a refund as well as a Publix gift card once she complained.
While this seems like a simple mistake on part by Publix and it's computer system, it's also completely ridiculous that that word "cum" in "Summa Cum Laude" is banned from being put on a cake. It's absurd. It's latin, not a profanity. The only way that it's understandable is the fact that is was most likely a computer mishap but those bakers should have seen the suggest wording by the computer and corrected it. I get they go off of what the computer tells them but common sense tells you that "summa---laude" makes no sense...hopefully it was all just a simple mistake and that the bakers purposely didn't exclude that word thinking it was somehow an offense. We hear the phrase "Summa Cum Laude" every year at graduation, it's not an unheard of phrase. It's even printed on the graduation programs so if it's printed there, it should be printed on a cake to celebrate the honor!