U.S. Embassy In Australia Accidentally (and Hilariously) Sends Out Cat

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
In a big case of the, “Whoopsies!” the United States Embassy in Australia apologized for an accidental email invitation that showcased a cat dressed in Cookie Monster Pajamas.

Officials with the U.S. Embassy in Australia had a bit of ‘cookie’ on their face as they apologized for an email invitation that was accidentally sent out by the U.S. State Department. The best part about the invite? It featured a cat wearing Cookie Monster Pajamas. You thought ‘C’ stood for ‘Cookie?’ Try ‘Cat in Cookie Monster Pajamas’ instead!

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Really first-worldly, don’t you think?

U.S. Mission to Australia Spokesman Gavin Sundwall said that they were very sorry that the ‘cat pyjama-jam’ party didn’t exist and no one was, in fact, invited to such a slumber party. He also suggested that a fun time like that might just be outside of the Embassy’s area of expertise.

Officials at the Embassy said that the invite was a training error, made by a new staff member who was testing out their email newsletter platform. A comedic error, but an error nonetheless.

A little disappointed that it was canceled, but also @USAembassyinOZ … we never received an invite?! We may have to host! 😺🎉 pic.twitter.com/qshI4QvZoK

— Ambassador Brown 🇺🇸 (@USAmbNZ) October 15, 2018

Still, some of the (non) invited got their fur a little ruffled when they found out the PJ party wasn’t real, with the US Embassy in New Zealand posting a meme with a kitty furiously ‘replying’ to the situation. Also, they let the world know they were LOLing at the accidental invite, because how could they not?

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We are actually LOLing here in NZ @USAembassyinOZ 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/WziJ8TTiUh pic.twitter.com/26qWgMo5ll

— US Embassy NZ 🇺🇸🇳🇿 (@usembassynz) October 15, 2018

The invite was titled as a ‘meeting’ and went to an undisclosed/unknown number of official recipients worldwide. Mr. Sundwell said that the accident gave them the opportunity to implement some new controls so that there were no more accidental invitations for fictitious events.

In other news, Big Bird called the Embassy in Australia and wants his pajamas back…you know, just in case and there’s been no official comment from Cookie Monster.

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