The other day a friend sent me an email in which he had clearly meant to talk about renting a car for an upcoming trip. But good old autocorrect “fixed” the word “car” in his message to the word “cat”.

And it occurred to me what a lovely idea this is. Somewhere off in a parallel universe, people who take a flight to halfway around the world will immediately rent a cat on their arrival. Because everybody needs a cat right?

Don’t scoff — this is my made-up universe, and I’m allowed to make up any rules I like.

In this universe, when your flight arrives at its destination, there will be kiosks set up by rival cat-rental agencies. This is good because it provides a variety of choices, from the Hertz pure bred all the way down to the Dollar mangy stray.

Of course you will want to book early, because who wants to arrive in a new place only to find they will be without a cat?

Needless to say, in this universe the most popular videos on the internet will show cute little automobiles rolling over piano keyboards and engaging in various other irresistible antics. Sometimes people will wonder why everybody loves something as useless as a car. Then someone will show a video of an adorable little Chevy playing with some string, and everybody’s heart will melt.

4 Responses to “Rent-a-cat”

  1. J. Peterson says:

    Substituting “cat” with “duck”:

  2. admin says:

    The two situations are entirely different.

    In my universe a simple cat scan could have prevented this.

    In Larson’s universe, all anyone can do is yell “Duck!”

  3. Andras says:

    And, of course, the rental company will pick you up at your terminal:

  4. Sally says:

    We’d considered rent-a-dog before, but not a cat. Renting a cat is a unique proposition.

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