In an unfortunate case of human error, an email from the US State Department in Australia was sent out with the title "meeting" and the glorious picture of a cat with a plate of cookies. 

The email, which has been cited as a "training error", was sent from the United States' embassy in Canberra, Australia as a fake meeting invitation. The email was entitled "meeting", and featured the picture of a cat wearing a Cookie Monster onesie, posing on a couch with a plate full of cookies, along with a button to RSVP. 

A screen grab of the lighthearted follow-up apology email has been doing the rounds online, which itself is just as good as the original. It reads, "The United States' embassy in Canberra has apologised for a "training error" after distributing a fake meeting invitation, complete with a photo of a pyjama-wearing cat". 

The email, written by public affairs counsellor Gavin Sundwall, continues (and gets even better), "The email, entitled "meeting", featured a photo of a tabby cat wearing a blue Cookie Monster outfit and holding a plate of choc-chip biscuits, beneath the title "cat pajama-jam". 

Sorry to disappoint those of you who were hoping to attend this "cat pajama-jam" party, but such an event falls well outside our area of expertise." You can read the full cringe-worthy statement below:



The email has been retweeted around Twitter, and the response has been tongue-in-cheek to say the least: