This really happened at a grocery store in South Carolina.
Seems as though one proud parent wanted to celebrate their son, Jacob, and his accomplishment of graduating High School with a 4.89GPA. What parent wouldn’t want to commemorate that moment?
One grocery story disagreed.
Not that the graduate shouldn’t be praised and celebrated, but rather with the Latin term that mean “Highest of Honors”. The term “Summa Cum Laude” was deemed offensive.
But wait, there’s more.
While we have always known that Summa Cum Laude is bestowed on the best student in the class, the grocery store would only allow for “Summa — Laude”. Why, because one word was deemed offensive.
Here is the backstory. As we all know, there are some websites that don’t allow for certain words. (Even Verizon won’t allow for swear words in text messages, unless you turn off the filter or all you get is s*** or m***********. ) This was the case at the Publix grocery store that Jacob’s dad placed the order on. Dad thought all would be well…until someone picked up the cake for the event and thought it looked perfect, except for one thing. A word was missing.
Ok. I didn’t want to post but I cannot resist. I ordered Jacob’s graduation cake from Publix. A $70 cake!! He earned a…
Yes, the grocery story did refund their money and the family did get to keep the cake, but just a word to the wise, make sure what you are requesting can be done with a human. Computers Smarts and Artificial Intelligence is kind of an oxymoron, at this point.