We’ve all been there…
You are busy at work, answering emails and making things happen. When suddenly, you realize that you sent an email to the wrong person or that you sent a personal picture instead of the pdf your boss was asking for.
It’s happened to the best of us.
This week was the American embassy in Australia’s turn to click enter before realizing the big mistake.
To be honest, it could be worst.
At least is was hilarious.
What exactly happened?
The American embassy in Australia accidentally sent an email invitation to a cat pajama party to a LOT of people, according to the Australian Associated Press.
A cat lying back on a couch in a blue Cookie Monster costume with a plate of chocolate cookies on its belly.
The subject line?
The whole thing was an accident.
There was no cat pj party, however it was an event that the whole Internet wanted to attend.
In the end, the U.S. Mission to Australia Public Affairs Counselor, Gavin Sundwall made an apology via email 2 days after: “Sorry to disappoint those of you who were hoping to attend this ‘cat pajama-jam’ party, but such an event falls well outside our area of expertise,” he wrote.
“It was a training error made by one of our new staff testing out our email newsletter platform.” He added that the embassy would be introducing “strong new management controls” to prevent anything like this from happening again.
But the news that there’s no party has had the opposite effect: even New Zealand’s embassy is attending the “virtual celebration” online.
At the end of the day…
The embassy was embarrassed, and the Internet was a happy place for once.