When you were a kid, if your family didn't already have a pet, you probably begged your parents to get you one.
Perhaps you promised that you would be the responsible owner, making sure your future beloved family pet would be well-fed, cleaned up after, and, of course, loved unconditionally.
And, if your parents had any kind of guilty conscience, you hopefully got said pet.
Well, one 13-year-old girl recently went above and beyond to convince her father that she needed her very own cat. But she didn't do it by trying to convince him that she was mature and responsible. She shamed him into feeling bad by creating a "wall of sorrow," featuring photos and drawings of sad cats, and appealing to his sense of guilt with notes saying things like, "Your [sic] killing innocent lives."
The girl's older sister, Danielle Grubisic, shared several photos in a tweet, and, with the exception of some consistent grammatical errors, it's a sight to behold:
I mean, who could say no to this face?
I mean...just look at it:
And, as the final photo would suggest, the girl's "wall of sorrow" did the trick:
That is one pleased cat, and one bewildered father.
And while he may be frustrated for having his emotions preyed upon by his young daughter, it seems the cat has climbed its way onto his lap and into his all-too-easily-manipulated heart.
Twitter was very impressed with the girl's work:
@Itsssdanielle Clever girl 👏😂 https://t.co/v4T0bh8h1l— Gavin Jeffers (@Gavin Jeffers)1513083767.0
@Itsssdanielle You’re* killing me rn 😂 https://t.co/kYPl3oPxIi— elizabeth matheson (@elizabeth matheson)1512876552.0
@ebreezymatheson I know I’ve laughed so hard at these 😂— Danielle Grubisic (@Danielle Grubisic)1512876601.0
One of the only good uses of a Vision Board https://t.co/q5aVPLfy8B— Sonora (@Sonora)1513093620.0
And others admitted that they may have to employ the same tactic on their loved ones:
This would certainly be me if my future husband won't allow me to have catsss at home. https://t.co/L0jkYTqgbw— Effa Azuin (@Effa Azuin)1513083818.0
...If they hadn't already done something similar:
as a 9yo I staged a mock trial (complete with Powerpoint) to argue why my family should get not just one golden ret… https://t.co/md6Y47t72b— Elle Hunt (@Elle Hunt)1513091275.0
I have definitely made one of these, only it was because I wanted McDonalds. https://t.co/gLap7iJehA— tay (@tay)1513052072.0
And, to be honest, a wall of sorrow seems like a pretty legit way to get things accomplished:
Wall of Sorrow for __________ . #idea https://t.co/glhQTpMqRK— Jannah Raffali (@Jannah Raffali)1513071886.0
So take notes, kids. This is how you get things done. And take notes, parents. This is how you get expertly manipulated.
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