Danville, PA – Forced to lay off three employees due to dwindling revenue, small business owner Lawrence Turner attempted to ease the news to the terminated employees by informing them of the end of their employment through a grumpy cat meme. They received the news via the following internal memo:
To: Harold Oehler, Gina Jeffries, and Kelly Richardson
From: Lawrence Turner
Subject: Check out this cute cat……
Haha, isn’t that cute cat just adorable! How could anyone be mad at a face like that? But all kidding aside, due to a continued decrease in our revenue, we’ve been forced to make the tough decision to let all three of you go. Please have your desks cleared out by the end of the day.
Within moments of sending out the memo, Turner was surprised to hear screams from outside his office of “That son of a bitch” and “Who the hell does he think he is?”
“I don’t get it” Turner thought out loud. “Everyone laughs at grumpy cat memes.”
With the surprisingly negative reaction to the cartoon, Turner is reconsidering using energetic flash cartoons to announce increased prices to customers.