No “cat parts” in the sink

August 11th, 2011 · 33 comments

Our submitter found the following signage at an engineering office in Salt Lake City, Utah. Adds our submitter: “For the life of me I can’t figure out what ‘cat parts’ is supposed to refer to — or why people would need a note to know it’s not appropriate to leave them in the kitchen sink.”

[Note 1:] Please Do Not Leave "cat parts" in the sink. Thanks. [Note 2:] Then we need a designated cat parts receptacle. Where else am I supposed to put my leftover cat parts?

P.S. When I did a quick Google Image Search for “cat parts,” I ended up here:

related: “Place feral cats in box”

FILED UNDER: cats · kitchen · office · rebuttals · Salt Lake City · smartass · Utah · WTF?


33 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Jesse

    Why am I thinking that perhaps the note needs to be directed at the cat – that said feline is using the sink as a litter box.

    Aug 11, 2011 at 8:35 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   SnackBoxAcid

    Woah, is that Forrest Gump’s cat?

    Aug 11, 2011 at 8:35 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Diana

    Oh man!! that cat parts website is hilarious!

    Aug 11, 2011 at 8:38 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   twhit

      I particularly liked the “bionic eye” cat. He looked like a super-villain.

      Aug 11, 2011 at 8:43 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Tara

    I was an apartment manager once and I had to replace a disposal in a KITCHEN SINK because the woman in the apartment had been disposing her “clumping cat litter” there. in the kitchen sink, where presumably, she washed dishes.

    Aug 11, 2011 at 8:42 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Seanette

      In one apartment, I had to have the manager fix the disposal right after we moved in (as in, first time I tried to use it, nothing doing). Turned out the previous tenant had apparently dumped a load of aquarium gravel in there.

      Aug 12, 2011 at 8:41 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Jenn

    I dare say it means “cat” as in “caterpillar equipment” My husband laughs everytime they get a delivery because the box actually says “Genuine Cat Parts”.

    Aug 11, 2011 at 8:46 pm   rating: 47  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   www.stuffistolefromtheinternet.com

    Back in my day, America was a place where you were free to leave your cat parts wherever you wanted to.

    Aug 11, 2011 at 9:07 pm   rating: 47  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Nunavut Guy

      I almost saluted the flag on that one………..and I’m from Canada!

      Aug 12, 2011 at 11:53 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Lauri

    Would that be the same as “pussy pieces”?? I leave those all over the place…

    Aug 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   pony girl

      Are those like Reese’s Pieces?

      Aug 12, 2011 at 1:45 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Slambrosia

      No wonder E.T. couldn’t get enough…

      Aug 12, 2011 at 4:09 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   mamason bang

      So, “pussy pieces” is ok but “c. u. n. t. chunks” isn’t?

      Aug 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   GhostWriter bang

    Through independent research, I have identified the following cat parts:

    1. fur
    2. animated tail
    3. rubberized skeleton
    4. a small cylindrical device that “purrs” when flipped over
    5. walnut-sized brain with the processing power of a walnut-sized walnut

    6. nothing else

    Aug 12, 2011 at 8:21 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Dr. Chalkwitheringlicktacklefeff

      6. Cruelty and malice.

      Aug 27, 2011 at 4:38 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Elmo

    Thomas (Silence of the Lambs) Harris described a scene in Black Sunday where a man comes home in the middle of the day and finds his wife playing cowgirl with some other man so he grabs the kitten and puts it into the garbage disposal (legs first). THAT is cat parts in the sink.

    Aug 12, 2011 at 8:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   JenStar

    This would have made sense if it was a medical school, veterinary school or a Chinese restaurant.

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:59 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Header Graphics

    Cat parts are usually something viscous (like “erps”) or fuzzy (like fur.) Neither one really belongs in a sink where dishes are being washed.

    But stuff happens. Especially when you have cats who like to drink water from the faucet. We try to limit ours to the bathtub because we’re trying to avoid turning into “Those Crazy Cat People Whose Cats Have Taken Over.”

    I’m not saying it’s working.

    Aug 12, 2011 at 11:00 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Julesagain

      >Erp<

      Aug 16, 2011 at 4:14 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Nunavut Guy

    There should be no left over cat parts.When you kill a cat you should use the whole thing.

    Aug 12, 2011 at 11:45 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Eric

    Car parts, maybe? I know, it’s far-fetched, but it makes a tiny bit more sense than CAT parts, for pete’s sake. Not much, but a little.

    Aug 12, 2011 at 12:21 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Kim

    Have no idea what Cat Parts are, but the website is AWESOME!!!

    Aug 12, 2011 at 2:53 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   SilentPsycho

    My theory is that one housemate is a trainee mechanic, and they often bring home catalytic converters to clean out/dismantle/remantle/etc.

    Aug 12, 2011 at 4:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Angela

      Yeah, that was my first thought, too. Catalytic converters or other mechanical parts. My dad is an engineer and when he does DIY work at home, he always leaves greasy tools and bits of equipment in the sink. Drives my mom nuts.

      Aug 14, 2011 at 9:59 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Natalie

    Idk why this sign would be up in an engineering office, but I’ve seen the same ones in the lab at school. I’m a nursing student and we had to do cat dissections, so saying no cat parts in the sink was, oddly enough, a very helpful thing lol! Not ot be gross, but the fur really does get everywhere haha!

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:15 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   havingfitz

    I’m wondering if by ‘cat parts’ they may mean ‘whiskers’. If guys are using the sink to shave, that would make sense.

    Aug 14, 2011 at 9:20 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Yolanda

    Okay, poor white collar people, I’ll solve this crazy mystery. Construction companies use a tiny little digger machine called a “Bobcat.” These cats have a variety of cool attachments that make it a post hole digger, bulldozer, snow plow, grader, digger, pneumatic hammer, etc. They’re damn useful and appeal to men as grownup tonka toys. Cat parts will definitely be repair parts for this machine, and everyone on the site knows it, and they’ve been getting scrubbed in the coffee room sink because there’s no proper shop on site. The office guys are tired of it.

    Aug 14, 2011 at 11:02 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   The Elf

    Of course you shouldn’t keep your cat parts in the sink! After the vet does his little snip snip, you put them in a jar, carefully preserved, so that little tom cat goes to kitty heaven intact.

    ….What?

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:08 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Carolyn

    I think by “cat parts” they mean something along the lines of used sanitary napkins, or pads or tampons. It would fit, I think.

    Aug 15, 2011 at 2:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Catherine

    As a Pre-Med student/Biology Lab assistant, I can say that this probably was referring to a cat dissection lab. Speaking from experience, a drain clogged with cat parts is one of the foulest smells.
    ….Machine parts???? really????

    Aug 21, 2011 at 12:36 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Jana

    Seriously, a cat dissection lab? ” Cat parts”—-the cat must be an acronym. It can’t be parts from heavy machinery or cut up kitties.

    Aug 21, 2011 at 6:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Sarah

    Not to mention, cats can’t read anyway.

    Aug 23, 2011 at 11:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   erica

    seriously people. the sign is probably in a science lab. many biology classes dissect cats nowadays.

    Aug 23, 2011 at 10:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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