Monday, November 15, 2010

Missing Cat

This is an e-mail I got and it made me laugh so hard, I had to share it. Keep in mind - it's just a joke. I like cats - I have one myself!
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Why never to ask favors from designers

Story goes:

Shannon (the secretary) has lost her cat and has asked David (the graphic designer) to help with a lost poster. This is their e-mail correspondence....




From: Shannon Walkley
Date:
Monday 21 June 2010 9.15 am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Poster

Hi
I opened my screen door yesterday and my cat got out and has been missing since then so I was wondering if you are not too busy you could make a poster for me. It has to be A4 and I will photocopy it and put it around my suburb this afternoon.
This is the only photo of her I have. She answers to the name Missy and is black and white and about 8 months old, missing on Harper Street and my phone number.
Thanks Shan.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.26 am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
That is shocking news.
Although I have two clients expecting completed work this afternoon, I will, of course drop everything and do whatever it takes to facilitate the speedy return of Missy.
Regards, David



From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.37 am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Poster

yeah ok thanks. I know you don't like cats but I am really worried about mine. I have to leave at 1pm today.


From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.17 am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
I never said I don't like cats. Attached poster as requested.
Regards, David

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.24am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

yeah thats not what I was looking for at all. it looks like a movie and how come the photo of Missy is so small?

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.28am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
It's a design thing. The cat is lost in the negative space.
Regards, David


From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.33am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

Thats just stupid. Can you do it properly please? I am extremely emotional over this and was up all night in tears. you seem to think it is funny. Can you make the photo bigger please and fix the text and do it in colour please. Thanks.


From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.46am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
Having worked with designers for a few years now, I wo
uld have assumed you understood, despite our vague suggestions otherwise, we do not welcome constructive criticism. I don't come downstairs and tell you how to send text messages, log on to Facebook and look out of the window. I have amended and attached the poster as per your instructions.
Regards, David
From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.59am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

This is worse than the other one. can you make it so it shows the whole photo of Missy and delete the stupid text that says missing missy off it? I just want it to say Lost.


From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.14am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster


From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.21am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

yeah can you do the poster or not? I just want a photo and the word lost and the telephone number and when and where she was lost and her name. Not like a movie poster or anything stupid. I have to leave early today. If it was your cat I would help you. Thanks.


From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.32am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Awww

Dear Shannon,
I don't have a cat. I once agreed to look after a friends cat for a week but after he dropped it off at my apartment and explained the concept of kitty litter. I have attached the amended version of your poster as per your detailed instructions.
Regards, David


From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.47am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Awww

Thats not my cat. where did you get that picture from? I gave you a photo of my cat.


From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.58am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Awww

I know, but that one is cute. As Missy has quite possibly met any one of several violent ends, it is possible you might get a better cat out of this. If anybody calls and says, "I haven't seen your orange cat but I did find a black and white one with its hind legs run over by a car, do you want it?" you can politely decline and save yourself the veterinarian bill.
Regards, David


From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.07pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Awww

Please just use the photo I gave you.



From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.22pm
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww



From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.34pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

I didn't say there was a reward. I don't have $2000 dollars. What did you even put that there for? Apart from that it is perfect. Can you please remove the reward bit. Thanks, Shan.



From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.42pm
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww


From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.51pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

Can you please just take the reward bit off altogether? I have to leave in 10 minutes and I still have to make photocopies of it.


From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.56pm
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww



From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 1.03pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

Fine. That will have to do.

26 comments:

Mike Golch said...

groovey!

Karin said...

That's the cat's meow! I just laughed and laughed - not too loud - hubby's already turned in!!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh dang...that was funny!!!!

And the thing is, while reading this, this probably is closer to true than not.

As I love cats, I too found this funny.

Patti said...

Cute! Thanks for the chuckles this morning!

Connie said...

That is funny. I thought he was going to say that the $2000. was his fee.

I'm Sadie said...

Thanks for the giggle!

Lara said...

Thanks, Mari. Very, very funny!!

Betty said...

You are always good for a laugh! Funny!

Terri said...

Gave me a laugh for the day!d

Pat said...

I love it, I'm laughing like crazy!

Kat said...

Very cute!

Hugs,
Kat

Brooke said...

i've seen it a few times but it never stops making me laugh!!

Sharon said...

I sure did have a good laugh over this. It was so funny.
Thanks for sharing this with us
Have a great Tuesday.
Hugs

Jill said...

Oh, gosh! I am laughing so hard! Thanks SO much for sharing. I needed that! :)

TJ said...

Oh, I needed that laugh. Thanks.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: this post ... I'm laughing so hard I'm crying.

See, I'm a dog person.

~Ginger said...

Okay, this is GREAT! Of course Missy looks like my cat and so my heart was hurting for her owner. I still was laughing out LOUD!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

F-U-N-N-Y! Of course I had to laugh silently because I'm trying not to wake Robert up. He's finally getting some sleep for the first time.

septembermom said...

That gave me a really good laugh! Thanks Mari :)

Cherdecor said...

That was cute!

Kim said...

I'm reading this early in the morning before any one else is up and I'm trying not to LAUGH OUT LOUD! hahahaha

Raise Them Up said...

Lol! That was great!

Musicaljean said...

I thought I commented on this the other day, but I guess I was laughing too hard. Just hilarious!!!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Hey! I'm pretty sure I worked with both of those people back in the career days!

Brenda said...

Mari, I was literally "laughing out loud" at this. Love it!!! :o)

Dena said...

hahahahaha...that's awesome!