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Oh crumbs! Cookie Monster cat invite sent in error, says US Embassy

Oh crumbs! Cookie Monster cat invite sent in error, says US Embassy
The US Embassy in Canberra has apologized for a State Department email invitation to a “cat pyjama-jam,” complete with a photo of a feline dressed in Cookie Monster pyjamas. It said it wasn’t sent on purrr-pose.

The embassy said a “training error” was to blame for the email, which was sent by the US Department of State to an unknown number of recipients, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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The email was titled ‘meeting’ and featured a photograph of a tabby cat sitting on a couch with a plate of cookies. It also contained some Latin text and the option to RSVP.

“Sorry to disappoint those of you who were hoping to attend this ‘cat pyjama-jam’ party, but such an event falls well outside our area of expertise,” US Mission to Australia public affairs counsellor Gavin Sundwall wrote in a follow-up email.

“It was a training error made by one of our new staff testing out our email newsletter platform,” he added.

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