Auto-correct screw up puts blind girl on top of birthday cake

Auto-correct screw up puts blind girl on top of birthday cake
Auto-correct is a great tool, but as most of you know from your own experiences, the feature is apt to turn a simple sentence into pornography. Nothing that drastic happened to Marie Seggie of Coatbridge, Scotland. For her daughter's 21st birthday, Seggie wanted to do something special for her. She contacted a baker she knew and ordered a birthday cake. But after realizing that she forgot to tell him exactly what she wanted on the cake, she sent him a text.

The text was supposed to tell the baker to put a blonde girl on top of the cake. You see, Seggie's daughter Laura is blonde. But Marie put too much faith in auto-correct and never checked the text she sent to the baker. As a result, when the cake arrived, sitting on top was a blind girl.

A picture of the cake was snapped by 17-year old Emily Seggie who said, "Thankfully we all saw the funny side of it." Emily tweeted the picture to her friends and the story went viral.


Let this be a warning to everyone, regardless of their typing skills. Before you hit that "Send" button, proof-read what you have typed on your smartphone. A change to one letter in Marie Seggie's text to the baker resulted in a huge mix-up. Next time, it might be a screw-up for something more important than a birthday cake.


source: @emilyseggie_ via DailyRecord, CNET

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