As the saying goes, life comes at you fast. And that can be true of, say, a series of events that would make you the subject of a Nationwide commercial or the struggle of a cat, blissfully and obliviously catting away before finding itself crammed into a carrier and carted off to the vet.
Such was the plight of an orange and white tabby named “James,” whose mom, writer Ashly Perez, had to bring in for an office visit on Wednesday.
“My cat did not want to be at the vet today. So he kept sticking his head in this trash hole,” Perez tweeted. “I died.”
My cat did not want to be at the vet today. So he kept sticking his head in this trash hole. I died. pic.twitter.com/Q3z4YoJJMa
— Ashly Perez (@itsashlyperez) December 19, 2018
It seems that James is not the first cat to do this, however, as the tweet went viral others chimed in with photos of their own obviously very incredibly stealth kitties.
Don’t all cats do this? Mine does pic.twitter.com/90gl5ZqQ6u
— Joshua Thompson (@BlackpeelJDT) December 20, 2018
My cat did the same thing, just in my husband’s arms
— Michelle Williams (@michell00427345) December 20, 2018
This is Petal.
She is invisible. pic.twitter.com/Mk9jQwxBiq
— Amy Patterson (@justanotheramy) December 20, 2018
The popularity of the tweet can essentially be boiled down to just how wholly relatable it is. Who among us hasn’t wanted to stick their head in a trash hole when waking up on a Monday morning or getting roped into a family gathering?
As such, the photos became a meme as people began retweeting them with examples of times that they were the cat with its head in a trash hole:
Me trying to hide from my insecurities https://t.co/nzsIE6d6YS
— Abby (@AbbySueM) December 20, 2018
I try this same move when my wife says we have to talk about doing our taxes. https://t.co/rDKDjsnvg3
— Jon Acuff (@JonAcuff) December 20, 2018
Me when I drag my ass to an 8am https://t.co/6S36t0U22E
— chupacabra (@generic_storie) December 19, 2018
using twitter instead of writing https://t.co/qC3SLlajXQ
— Jasmine Chorley (@jasminechorley) December 19, 2018
hereditary (2018) https://t.co/cWIQOsyZfh
— david bynch (@soalexgoes) December 20, 2018
We are all this cat. Life is the unwanted vet visit and Twitter is the trash hole. https://t.co/JDAT2C9tCq
— Ashra Kolhatkar (@AshraKolhatkar) December 20, 2018
If there’s an overall better euphemism out there for 2018 as a whole, we certainly haven’t found it.
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