Missing Missy

Well it’s Friday and I thought I would share one of the classic funny forward emails that goes around Graphic Design circles, it still makes me laugh and I have read it several times :-)

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Shannon (the  secretary) has lost her cat and has asked David (the graphic  designer) to help with a lost poster. This is their email  correspondence…
Read from top to  bottom….



From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010  9.15am
To: David  Thorne
Subject:  Poster
Hi
I opened the screen door yesterday and my cat got  out and has been missing since then so I was wondering if you are  not to busy you could make a poster for me. It has to be A4 and I  will photocopy it and put it around my suburb this  afternoon.

This is the only photo of her I have she answers to  the name Missy and is black and white and about 8 months old.  missing on Harper street and my phone number.
Thanks Shan.

From:David  Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.26am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
That is  shocking news.
Although I have two clients expecting completed  work this afternoon, I will, of course, drop everything and do  whatever it takes to facilitate the speedy return of  Missy.
Regards, David. 

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010  9.37am
To: David  Thorne
Subject: Re: Re:  Poster


yeah ok thanks. I know you dont like cats but I am really  worried about mine. I have to leave at 1pm  today.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010  10.17am
To: Shannon  Walkley
Subject:  Re: Re: Re: Poster
Dear Shannon,
I never said I don’t like  cats. Attached poster as requested.
Regards, David. 


From: Shannon  Walkley
Date:
 Monday 21 June 2010 10.24am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re:  Poster
yeah thats not what I was looking for at all. it looks  like a movie and how come the photo of Missy is so  small?

From: David Thorne
Date:
  Monday 21 June 2010 10.28am

To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re:  Poster
Dear Shannon,
It’s a design thing. The cat is lost in  the negative space.
Regards, David. 

From: Shannon Walkley
Date:
  Monday 21 June 2010 10.33am

To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re:  Re: Poster
Thats just stupid. Can you do it properly please? I am  extremely emotional over this and was up all night in tears. you  seem to think it is funny. Can you make the photo bigger please and  fix the text and do it in colour please.  Thanks.

From: David Thorne
Date:
  Monday 21 June 2010 10.46am

To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re:  Re: Re: Poster
Dear Shannon,
Having worked with designers for  a few years now, I would have assumed you understood, despite our  vague suggestions otherwise, we do not welcome constructive  criticism. I don’t come downstairs and tell you how to send text  messages, log onto Facebook and look out of the window. I have  amended and attached the poster as per your  instructions.
Regards, David.

 

 

 

 

From: Shannon Walkley
Date:
  Monday 21 June 2010 10.59am

To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re:  Re: Re: Re: Poster
This is worse than the other one. can you make  it so it shows the whole photo of Missy and delete the stupid text  that says missing missy off it? I just want it to say  Lost.

From:  David Thorne
Date:
 Monday 21 June 2010  11.14am

To: Shannon  Walkley
Subject:  Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

 

 

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010  11.21am
To: David  Thorne
Subject: Re:  Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster
yeah can you do the poster  or not? I just want a photo and the word lost and the telephone  number and when and where she was lost and her name. Not like a  movie poster or anything stupid. I have to leave early today. If it  was your cat I would help you. Thanks. 


From:  David Thorne
Date:
 Monday 21 June 2010  11.32am

To: Shannon  Walkley
Subject:  Awww
Dear Shannon,
I don’t have a cat. I once agreed to look  after a friend’s cat for a week but after he dropped it off at my  apartment and explained the concept of kitty litter. I have attached  the amended version of your poster as per your detailed  instructions.
Regards, David. 

 

From: Shannon Walkley
Date:
  Monday 21 June 2010 11.47am

To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Awww
Thats  not my cat. where did you get that picture from? That cat is orange.  I gave you a photo of my cat. 


From: David Thorne
Date:
  Monday 21 June 2010 11.58am

To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Awww
I  know, but that one is cute. As Missy has quite possibly met any one  of several violent ends, it is possible you might get a better cat  out of this. If anybody calls and says “I haven’t seen your orange  cat but I did find a black and white one with its hind legs run over  by a car, do you want it?” you can politely decline and save  yourself a costly veterinarian bill.
Regards, David. 

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010  12.07pm
To: David  Thorne
Subject: Re:  Re: Re: Awww
Please just use the photo I gave you.
From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010  12.22pm
To: Shannon  Walkley
Subject:  Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

 

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010  12.34pm
To: David  Thorne
Subject: Re:  Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww
I didnt say there was a reward. I dont have  $2000 dollars. What did you even put that there for? Apart from that  it is perfect can you please remove the reward bit. Thanks  Shan. 


From: David  Thorne
Date: Monday  21 June 2010 12.42pm
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re:  Re: Re: Awww

 

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010  12.51pm
To: David  Thorne
Subject: Re:  Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww
Can you just please take the reward  bit off altogether? I have to leave in ten minutes and I still have  to make photocopies of it.


From:
 David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010  12.56pm
To: Shannon  Walkley
Subject:  Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

 

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010  1.03pm
To: David  Thorne
Subject: Re:  Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww
Fine. That will have to  do.