Ortal Segal is a cat lover from Israel who was looking to buy a new litterbox for her cat, Chu. Hunting for an online bargain, she turned to the megasite AliExpress.com where goods from China can be purchased directly from the manufacturers. Bingo! She found a clearance sale offering covered litterboxes for only $5 per box as the seller was closing down shop! The listing even included a picture of a cat coming out of the hooded box, so Ortal went ahead and ordered two of these litterboxes. After all, at $5 a piece, you can't have too many litterboxes, right?
A week later, she got a note from the post office, saying she had a package waiting for her. She made room in the trunk of her car, took her six-year-old child along for the ride and went to the post office to receive two perfectly formed litterboxes, hoods included as promised. The only problem was their size...
Yes, that's a six-year-old girl holding up two litterboxes. Here's a photo of the litterboxes shown next to her shoes -
"I couldn't understand why I was getting such a small package," says Ortal. "When I opened it, I simply burst out laughing right there at the post office when I realized these were supposed to be the litterboxes for my cats". She added that the boxes were too small to be used by a kitten or even a hamster and obviously the picture in the website had nothing to do with the actual product.
"This was the funniest thing that has ever happened to me in my life," Ortal wrote on her Facebook page. I'm happy I was around to see it and ask for her permission to share it on our blog