Sometimes we make decisions that seem hilarious in the moment but end up being not so cute in the real world.
That is exactly what happened when Reddit user bradimal decided that, when he got his new license in the state of Washington, he would sign his signature as three cat heads. Literally. He drew three cat heads and by some miracle it passed through the system and he received his license with the hysterical signature.
Things weren't as funny a few years later. Here's how it all went down:
"In 2015 I had to renew my license and thought it would be funny to do cat heads as my signature, so I did. For the past 3 years I just forgot about it unless I had to show my ID and they pointed it out. They would laugh and say, 'haha I can't believe they let you do that!' and I would be like, 'yeah, yeah, yeah, let me in the bar now.' I have always signed my name with my regular signature/scribble, not cat heads. This hasn't been a problem until today when I had to sign my mortgage papers. The signing agent looked at my ID and shook his head, he was not amused. I tried to explain that 2015 Brad never imagined he'd own a house. So the dude has to call the title company headquarters and explain the situation all while my real estate agent is laughing her ass off. I had to sign 3 cat heads over 30 times today. Here is pic http://imgur.com/I6olEcY and here is my ID http://imgur.com/xmOmU5n TL;DR had to sign all my mortgage papers with my legal ID signature, which is 3 cat heads."
He posted photos of the grueling contract signing.
Looks like a match to us!
The story made it across social media platforms.
@chaeronaea @ArielDumas The best part of this is that the cat heads on the papers look nothing like the cat heads on the ID— Ani (@Ani)1543465963.0
@theKHUE @aniconic_ @chaeronaea @ArielDumas For real. I can’t sign my actual signature the same way twice. 😂— Auntie Kitty (@Auntie Kitty)1543497039.0
@PharmaKittyCPhT @theKHUE @chaeronaea @ArielDumas I can’t either— Ani (@Ani)1543500705.0
People could relate.
@chaeronaea I spent half an hour practicing my old signature when I signed my mortgage papers. It was so fucking st… https://t.co/b0NZ9cRJwe— Liz Gist #UncagedLive (@Liz Gist #UncagedLive )1543453193.0
@chaeronaea And there are SOOOO many places to sign a mortgage agreement. This is the best thing.— Magusofchaos (@Magusofchaos)1543472557.0
@amrimerc @chaeronaea Some places ask for initials instead... I wonder if he just draws one cat head, or just three noses or something— Greg Kennedy (@Greg Kennedy)1543514197.0
@chaeronaea @cszhu He needs to get a signature stamp made lol— Matt D Kerr (@Matt D Kerr)1543446273.0
@chaeronaea 90 cat heads....— Merch Hoarder (@Merch Hoarder)1543444076.0
Not everyone was buying the cat story.
@chaeronaea I work for a mortgage company, this would never be accepted. You have to sign your legal name, not what… https://t.co/uPrdc69TTy— B (@B)1543500027.0
@PaulArsenault @_HollingswortH_ @chaeronaea Realtor and 1000000% agree, also don’t want to be the buzzkill but I th… https://t.co/449PDFFb42— 50% gay (@50% gay)1543527835.0
We never thought about this.
Here's a thought.
@chaeronaea @no_cut_card So why not just report license lost and get replacement reflecting your late arriving maturity...— RIP BIG MIKE (@RIP BIG MIKE)1543499703.0
@ldublives @chaeronaea @no_cut_card Because that's no fun 😂— Sarah Marie (@Sarah Marie)1543524648.0
Well, that's true.
But then, wasn't having fun what started this whole mess?