I fail at cat food
What mad man is behind the design of Friskies Gravy Sensations 'mmmm gravy' pouches? When I say ‘mad man,’ I’m not referring to Mad Men like, Madison Avenue advertisers and marketers.
I mean an actual sadist.
Usually I buy canned cat food, but I hate the mess. Then there is the heartbreakingly tragic decision of exactly how to get the slop from the can into the cat bowls.
Do I destroy the environment by purchasing a package of disposable spoons? Do I add to my ever-growing dish washing pile by dirtying more cutleries? Horrible first world decisions!
So when I saw the pouches, I decided to give them a try. Wow, no spoon needed? Sign me up!
As you can see, they’ve kindly taken the time to put ACTUAL INSTRUCTIONS on the pouches. I guess that’s so people don’t try to open them with can openers.
The very complicated instructions are:
1.) Shake it
2.) Tear it
3.) Pour it
I should be able to do this with no trouble. Steps 1 and 2, those were a breeze for me. I really dominated those two.
However, it’s on Step 3 that either I failed miserably, or I was victim to some cat-owner-hating package designer.
Shaking and tearing, I did like a pro. But when it comes to pouring... there’s a huge fail for me. Tiny blobs of cat food grub plop out, but the majority of the food stays right in the pouch. Meaning, I once again am faced with the unbearable burden of using a spoon to get the food into the bowls.
I consider myself a somewhat semi-intelligent person, so I’m feeling the person who designed these cat food pouches hates cat owners. Maybe his mother was a cat hoarder, who neglected him in his vulnerable childhood, and he’s on a mission to make the lives of other cat owners a living nightmare.
I’m going with that scenario. Because the idea that I’m so inept I fail step three of a three step cat feeding process is just too difficult to bear.
Photo credit: My picture. I could blame the blurry picture on my low-quality cell phone camera, but it’s far more interesting to say I was shaking with rage at the time I took it.