Comedian Jeff Wysaski has entertained the internet for years by leaving humorous signs and other items in plain view, rewarding sharp-eyed readers.
(Check out his Obvious Plant Facebook and Instagram accounts for more projects.)Last week, Wysaski turned his talents to creating funny profiles for cats up for adoption at his local animal shelter, the Sante D'Or Foundation in Los Angeles.
Whatever your opinion is on this, the truth is, it’s still very much a societal norm that guys pay for 70~80% of the date. Men were always regarded as the better gender in Korea and perhaps this phenomenon is an extension of it, or perhaps it’s because simple economics (guys are more desperate? But don’t be shocked to see Korean guys getting the tab most of the time, or if your Korean girlfriend disappears to the bathroom when it comes time for the bill. The knife is there to kill yourself with if you are about to be “disgraced”. However, technically “disgraced” meant any man other than your husband touching you. Taking the cat photos, names and likes from the shelter's site, he created dating-service-style profiles giving the cats human dislikes, with a comedic touch.While the cats' "likes" included normal feline favorites, such as "sleeping in a sunbeam" or "taking naps," the dislikes really cat-apulted the signs to success.Something that I’m sure crosses almost everyone’s mind when coming to teach in Korea is, "What will the dating scene be like? When you’re moving to a new country you know things will be different, but just how different will they be? There are always those distinct differences that people find confusing, but these are the things that we can all get around. Back home, meeting a potential partner can be tough, so meeting friends of friends and hitting the town are popular ways to meet people. To me, it seems like being in a relationship is a lot more important here than back home, so Koreans are very eager to find someone special.
" I know I certainly worried about dating in Korea!
"In fact we have had more reporters with inquiries than potential adopters."Keefe notes the shelter is a small, nonprofit, no-kill shelter run by volunteers, and though the posters came as a surprise, they did get a laugh from the effort."And we are still trying to track down the warlock who turned Delores into a cat," she said, referring to one of the most popular posters.