On first hearing about this story, it’s easy to be skeptical that a review for a can of cat food could possibly be as unnerving as one buyer’s comment on Rakuten (Japan’s answer to Amazon) was purported to be.
Most of us have spent enough time on the internet and saw our share of Goatses and blue waffles. So how could an online review for a tin of Mon Petit Whitefish & Tuna For Kittens possibly turn our web-hardened stomachs?
The review was written back in 2010 but only recently unearthed and has been drawing attention ever since. This brand of cat food had received pretty good scores from satisfied cat owners. But it’s the shopper who gave it a 4-star rating and decided to share her feelings about it that we’re interested in. It starts:
“I don’t own a cat but, I bought it to avoid shipping costs.”
Okay, so far so good. She needed to buy something cheap to put her over the 3000 yen limit to qualify for free shipping. Let’s see what the second sentence says:
“But since it looked so delicious, I thought I’d mix it into my husband’s salad.”
Now a lot of you probably don’t think that’s so bad, but for a large number of men who are married or living with someone, every meal ever eaten just flashed before their eyes. Married men across Japan have all had their minds F-ed, because at least one of them has eaten cat food.
What’s worse, when it was first discovered two people (two too many) found this review useful. As of this writing, the number has climbed to 92 people and will surely continue to grow.
This means that the notion of serving cat food to men, once limited to that single crazy lady is now spreading to women everywhere, like some H.P. Lovecraft novel – about cat food!
So sleep tight men of Japan, and hope you’ve been good else you’ll be eating Fancy Feast ‘fore the week is out.
“I don’t own a cat but, I bought it to avoid shipping costs. But since it looked so delicious, I thought I’d mix it into my husband’s salad.”