Don’t let your kids see this tweet if they’re campaigning for a pet
If there’s one thing kids are fantastic at, it’s fixating on something they want and doing anything (and we really mean anything) to get it.
Just take a look at this Twitter user’s 13-year-old sister, who used some truly expert-level guilt and shaming to convince her dad to let her have a cat.
Danielle Grubisic tweeted a series of photos of her little sister’s “Wall of Sorrow,” the genius tactic she employed that involved covering a wall with photos of sad, unadopted cats and note cards with guilting statements about all the shelter cats who deserve a home like her family’s.
My little sister made a “wall of sorrow” to make my dad feel bad so she could get a cat.. well it worked pic.twitter.com/TMiGVmQzSF
— Danielle Grubisic (@Itsssdanielle) December 10, 2017
“My little sister made a ‘wall of sorrow’ to make my dad feel bad so she could get a cat,” Grubisic wrote, alongside a few images which have gone hugely viral.
And for good reason. Seriously, look at these. This kid is a genius of guilt and manipulation, and she’s barely a teenager.
The note cards included messages like, “Your [sic] killing innocent lives,” and “Please, your [sic] letting cats die alone and never get to have a family or feel loved.” Some of them just read, “Please,” some had sad faces drawn on them, and one was just covered with the word “please” over and over.
But really, the piece de resistance was the photos of sad shelter cats, including one that is legit crying, with an arrow pointing to the poor kitty’s tears saying, “This is because of you.” So savage, and at such a young age.
The best part of this whole story is that the kid’s tactics actually worked. Grubusic noted in her tweet, “well it worked,” and included a photo of their less-than-thrilled looking dad with a new family member lying smugly on his lap.
Twitter absolutely loved her take-no-prisoners method of procuring her desired pet.
The cat looks like she has finally got one step closer to world domination— Baal drogo (@BaalDrogo) December 12, 2017
Best shit ever seen — Love/Rage (@zayn_107) December 12, 2017
Catrick Swayze approves of the “wall of sorrow” tactic!#AnimalRescue #AnimalShelters pic.twitter.com/VxrlaxQ5c0— Dawn Young-McDaniel (@justdawn_) December 12, 2017
I made a PowerPoint 9 years ago with reasons why I should have a cat and it worked— Carley Cordier (@carleycordier) December 12, 2017
Tell your sister she wins the internet for today— Joop (@ResearcherRedXZ) December 12, 2017
Clever girl pic.twitter.com/v4T0bh8h1l— Gavin Jeffers (@GavinJeffers) December 12, 2017
You’re* killing me rn pic.twitter.com/kYPl3oPxIi— elizabeth matheson (@ebreezymatheson) December 10, 2017
I know I’ve laughed so hard at these— Danielle Grubisic (@Itsssdanielle) December 10, 2017
We’re taking notes on this so we can replicate the “Wall of Sorrow” next time there’s something we really want. Just one question: Does it work this well on husbands, too?