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elice.io

Founded Year

2015

Stage

Series B | Alive

Total Raised

$11.5M

Last Raised

$9.03M | 2 yrs ago

About elice

elice is an online social coding education platform that offers various tutorials for topics such as Python, data structure, data science, and algorithms, providing a learning platform where tutors and students can communicate online and solve coding problems.

elice Headquarter Location

193 Munji-ro, Yuseong-gu KAIST Munji Campus, Truth Hall, T201

Daejeon, 34051,

South Korea

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M&S in hot water after refusing to print message on cake because it broke rules

Jun 14, 2021

M&S in hot water after refusing to print mum's message on daughter's birthday cake because it 'broke rules' The mum told M&S to 'get a sense of humour' after they refused to print her funny message on the £35 cake 16:25, 14 JUN 2021 Invalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later. Subscribe When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Your information will be used in accordance with our Privacy Notice. Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Retail giant M&S has found itself in hot water with a mum, after the chain refused to print a message on her daughter's cake - after deeming it 'offensive'. The mum told M&S to 'get a sense of humour' - as she claims the chain refused to print a cheeky message on her daughter's birthday cake as it broke their 'rules and regulations'. Donna Patrick had ordered the £35 piped rose sponge cake for her daughter Elice's 18th birthday today, but instead of opting for a 'bog standard' message she decided to appeal to her naughty sense of humour. The 39-year-old cheekily filled in the form, requesting the message 'I'm glad you were the strongest sperm', before paying for the order. But days later, hospitality worker Donna says she received a call from M&S and was informed they couldn't make her cake as it was against their 'rules and regulations'. Read More The furious mum took to social media to brand the supermarket's decision as 'absolute snowflake behaviour' and claimed the 'old fashioned' chain 'can't take a joke'. Now Donna has been forced to buy a normal cake for Elice and has admitted the retail giant's refusal to make her tongue-in-cheek treat is 'a bit ridiculous' - claiming they have 'lost their sense of humour'. M&S have since apologised and said that while they do have guidelines around messages on their cakes 'on reflection they could have proceeded with the order' and have sent Donna flowers. Donna, from Pulborough, West Sussex, said: "It's my daughter's 18th birthday today. We have that relationship where we can be a bit cheeky and she would have found it hilarious. "I ordered it last week and got a phone call on Wednesday from the bakery. I had a voicemail off the bakery lady and she just said 'it's M&S, we want to talk to you about your cake'. "By the time I got back to them, it was a customer service man who said they won't do it. He said they've got regulations and rules about what they won't do. (Image: Kennedy News and Media) "I was like 'well, it's not swearing'. There's nothing offensive about sperm as far as I know. "It's like they've lost their sense of humour. Get with the times. It's a bit old fashioned. "M&S can't take a joke. I thought to myself, if I'd have sworn, I would get it, or if it was something completely offensive, but there's nothing at all offensive about sperm." Donna decided to treat her daughter to the 'fancy' cake ahead of her milestone birthday, but knew she wanted to enjoy a bit of 'banter' with her too. Donna said: "I say to my daughter 'I'm so happy you were the fastest sperm'. (Image: Kennedy News and Media) "I had to change it and put the bog standard 'Happy 18th Birthday' on there. The man on the phone said 'well I think it's amusing'. "It could have been a whole lot worse. I could have put something really bad on there because we can get away with saying that sort of stuff. "He gave no particular reason other than he wouldn't do it. "It was a fancy rose cake that's on the website, then it says underneath to add an inscription on there. "They put the cake on one of those platter boards then they put the message underneath the cake, on the board. "I didn't see it would be that big of a problem. (Image: Kennedy News and Media) "It was a pretty cake, but I just wanted to add something a little bit [offbeat]. You've got to have that banter. "He said 'they can't do it. They've got certain rules and regulations they've got to stick to'. "I think Colin the Caterpillar has kicked everyone off. That's a bit ridiculous. "It amused me, and it amused the customer service guy. We had a giggle." On social media, Donna wrote: "Had my Marks and Spencer cake personalisation request refused today! Had a phone call and had to change it! "This is no swearing and it's not offensive (I'm guessing the bakery gals know where babies come from?!!!) "Absolute snowflake behaviour!" After posting on social media, Donna received more than 100 comments on her post, with people urging M&S to make the cake - with one prankster urging them to honour Donna's 'spunky attitude'. Emma Barker said: "That's hilarious! Make the cake M&S." (Image: Kennedy News and Media) Dave Smithers said: "In such dark times surely you can honour a 'spunky' attitude #marksandspencer?" Kat Easton said: "Everyone on this thread needs to submit an order tomorrow with the exact same wording." Jamie Lee said: "Let Donna have her cake! Stop being cake-ist M&S!" An Marks and Spencer spokesperson said: "We do have guidelines around personalised messages on our cakes but on reflection we could have proceeded with the order. "We've apologised to Miss Patrick and have changed the message to her original request, we're also sending flowers as a goodwill gesture. She's really happy with this and grateful we were able to organise." FOLLOW US Most Recent Most Recent

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