“The Cat’s Pajamas” was a phrase created in the 1920s and 1930s, but it’s fallen into relative disuse. It seems that the U.S. Embassy in Australia attempted to reverse that trend.
An e-mail that was officially distributed by the U.S. State Department was titled “meeting”. Those reporters and public officials who opened the e-mail were treated to an odd offer… that they participate in a pajama party. For cats.
— Emily Bazar (@emilybazar) October 15, 2018
This was not an instance of hacking; it was an actual invitation. Specifically, for a “cat pajama-jam”. It also included an RSVP tab.
It was NOT, however, intended to be seen. Per 9 News, Australia:
US Mission to Australia public affairs counsellor Gavin Sundwall kept his apology lighthearted.
“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 in a follow-up email two days after the original.
“It was a training error made by one of our new staff testing out our email newsletter platform.”
I, for one, am hoping the US reverses course and decides to hold the event anyway. With carob cookies for the felines, of course, because cats aren’t supposed to eat chocolate.
Question of the night: have you ever dressed up a pet?