Austin education company accidentally sends out email with cats as featured event speakers

It happens to the best of us.

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General Assembly Austin, a company aimed at educating adults and companies to help with career development and hiring, simply wanted to promote its upcoming panel between some of Austin’s hottest designers, but they got a little too excited when sending out the email around noon Thursday: Turns out the featured speakers for “Inside the minds of brilliant Austin designers” are a little, well, four-legged.

Whoever writes General Assembly’s emails apparently likes to have a bit of fun with their placeholder text and also seems to have a bit of animosity toward his or her furry friend—and the cat seems to have an issue with its owner playing League of Legends or looking at their phone too much. Just another day in the life of a cat owner.

The company quickly recognized its error, correcting it a little more than an hour later with another email saying, “Well, this is embarrassing. At GA, we love cats almost as much as we love sending emails, but some creative placeholder copy slipped by us before we deployed today’s email for our upcoming event. We’re still finalizing the lineup of some awesome speakers—we hope to see you April 12!”

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