Furry companions, such as dogs and cats, often fill our daily lives with joy, especially when their actions contrast with their surroundings.
A Taiwanese social media user Kuo Ya-ling recently shared a photo of a huge cat lying lazily on a vegetable vendor’s stand, sound asleep on a Facebook group.
The signboard behind the cat read: “No. 57 golden sweet potatoes; half a kilogram NT$25.”
The funny picture led the social media user to jokingly comment: “So this is a sweet potato! And, I thought it was a cat!”
Kuo Ya-ling向The China Post表示這天到家附近的市場買菜時，經過一家菜攤發現在賣57號黃金地瓜，當天因為時間接近中午，老闆已經在準備收攤，但是她卻發現攤位上的商品與廣告牌標示不符，明明廣告牌上標示的是黃金地瓜，但她竟然看見一條「巨大毛番薯」。
Speaking to The China Post, Kuo said when she went to the market near her home to buy vegetables that day, it was already near noon.
As she passed by a vegetable stall selling sweet potatoes, she saw that the owner was already preparing to close the stall.
Upon getting a closer look, however, she discovered that the goods on the stall did not match the signboard, as what she saw could only be described as a “huge, hairy sweet potato.”
Kuo added that the “hairy sweet potato” was, in fact, the designated “stall cat” of the vegetable vendor, which explained why it appeared to be sleeping quite comfortably on the table.
Kuo also said that right after she took the photo, the cat stretched out lazily and continued to sleep without even opening its eyes, even though the market was very noisy with people coming and going.
The post soon received lots of likes and comments from social media users, with one jokingly bargaining with the shopkeeper, saying as it’s the last “sweet potato,” it needs to be cheaper.
Another said the cat is the true owner of the stall, while another calculated that at NT$25 for half a kilo, the cat would probably cost more than NT$200.
Some also pointed out that judging from its color, it should be labeled as taro as opposed to sweet potatoes.