The internet is screaming at the thing this guy accidentally sent his professor
There are a lot of advantages to this age of social media and lightening-fast internet service. We no longer have to worry about keeping in touch with friends and family when the distance between you becomes too great to visit regularly, and organizing plans is effortless with the likes of Whatsapp and Facebook.
However, there are some downsides that inevitably come when things become this accessible. The most obvious one is that, unless you have some impressive willpower on hand, you will find yourself glued to your phone or laptop far more now than even a few years ago, mindlessly scrolling through your feed wasting time better used for, well, anything else. But on top of that, it's very easy to be misunderstood in an online message, or have the wrong message finding its way to the wrong person.
While most of the time this takes the form of awkward wrong number conversations or embarrassing typos, it has spread to all aspects of life. Emails have become such an integral part of the workplace, and even essay submissions have become dependent on technology. Many universities insist on a digital copy of essays to be submitted through a website, and sometimes a printed copy is needed too.
Deadlines are nerve-racking as it is, with a lot of students rushing to upload their work before they run out of time. Once you've got to the stage where you are uploading your essay file onto the server, it's practically the end of the line. Nothing can go wrong at this point, right?
As it turns out, student Alex Sparrow found a way to get this wrong in a spectacular and hilarious fashion, after he sent the wrong attachment to his professor. Sharing the ridiculous mistake with Twitter, he ended up getting nearly 300,000 likes and over 90,000 retweets, all over this image:
Alex tweeted the image out with an appropriate expletive to show his frustration, along with a screenshot of a text conversation he had with a friend, writing "Holy shit I submitted the wrong file to my school work," adding, "I submitted the picture of the fucking cat".
Given how funny the cat photo was, he got far more laughter than sympathy from the internet.
Alex then shared more images of the conversation, in which he and his friends completely freaked out about the major slip-up.
Alex said he'd keep everyone updated on what went down once he notified his professor of the mistake, and shared the full version of the now-infamous cat photo for all to see.
Thankfully, it all worked out in the end.
Now that his real essay is submitted, Alex can finally relax and see just how funny this entire thing looked to the rest of us, when we had nothing to lose in pointing and laughing.