View Full Version : Missing Missy: Designing a Lost Cat Poster

Aussie Willy
06-28-2010, 05:15 AM
This is hilarious.

What started off as a request for someone in a design department to do a poster to help them find their lost cat, turned into one of the funniest emails I have seen circulated in a long time.


I don't know if it is real or not, but it cracked me up.

06-28-2010, 05:32 AM
Geez, that just got funnier and funnier!

06-28-2010, 05:57 AM

06-28-2010, 06:22 AM
I should take lessons from this guy on how to deal with people, in life, in general.

06-28-2010, 07:38 AM
Okay, now I have to tell MY missing cat story, this happened several years ago...there used to be a friendly, feisty cat that hung around my apartment building. It looked too chubby and well-groomed to be a stray, I figured its owners lived in one of the houses down the street and they stupidly let her wander around the neighborhood.
I would always pet her when I saw her, I was actually tempted to cat-nap her more than once.
Anyway, one day I left for work and there were "lost cat" posters stuck on telephone poles all around the neighborhood. The photo was really grainy but it looked like the same cat.
2 evenings later I was coming home, and there was the cat lurking around. I went and grabbed one of the posters (so I could get the # to call) and then I grabbed the kitty and took her up to my apartment (so she couldn't run off while I called her owner to come and fetch her)
This kitty may have been friendly but she did not like being carried and nearly clawed off my hand. I stashed her in the bathroom while I called the #. The woman who answered lived around the corner and said she'd come right over, so I took the kitty down to the lobby.
A frantic-looking woman came trotting up, I tried to hand her the very agitated cat and she wailed "That's not my Sophie!" and stalked off in a huff.
The kitty hissed at me and I went back upstairs to find she'd clawed my shower curtain to ribbons.

06-28-2010, 07:51 AM
Speaking of kitties: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF0svxGhClI !!!

06-28-2010, 07:27 PM
Oh, graphic designer humor! :lol:

06-28-2010, 07:42 PM
Aussie, you made my day! That was hilarious!

06-28-2010, 09:39 PM
Admittedly, I think the designer/author is kind of an ass (he pulled a similar stunt I read about, it's on the site as "Simon's Pie Charts) but he's funny.

If it were me, I'd simply email the person and say that I don't work for free, and give her my rates. But I'm nice and I don't go out of my way to be an ass. :P

06-28-2010, 09:46 PM
Yeah, I'm with Anita18. Normally I love snark, but if this was real, the guy's a jerk. Of course the woman wasn't too smart to keep trying to work with him, but that doesn't make him any less of a jerk.

But maybe it's not real. I don't know anything about him, so I couldn't say.

06-28-2010, 11:55 PM
I got the feeling that the whole thing was a goof. Was it for real?

06-29-2010, 01:35 AM
I thought the point was that the cat owner was ridiculous for even asking him to help, because she could have slapped words and the photo together in Word in 30 seconds herself. He was a funny jerk, she was just a jerk.

06-29-2010, 01:37 AM
But that's why I thought it was a goof. I couldn't imagine the cat owner going along with it for that long. And as you said, she could have done it herself in 2 minutes.

Garden Kitty
06-29-2010, 02:07 AM
I was afraid to read this thread because I thought you might have lost one of your kitties and I felt bad.

06-29-2010, 01:57 PM