Teen Writes Hilarious CV Explaining Why She Needs A Puppy And It's Gold
When you're living at home with your parents, trying to convince them to get you a puppy is never easy.
From promising to walk it to remembering to feed it, the promises just never quite seem a good enough argument.
But one teen went one step further in trying to persuade her parents to let her have a puppy - by writing a cover letter and CV, detailing why she was up to the job - and it worked!
Dog-mad Kayla Severi was so desperate for a puppy, despite already having two fully grown dogs, but when she told her mum all she wanted for Christmas was a Staffordshire Bull-Terrier, it wasn't met with a positive response.
18-year-old from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, said that although she wanted a puppy more than anything in the world, her mum Melissa, 38, told her it was "never going to happen".
Determined not to give up on her Christmas dream, clever Kayla decided to come up with a hilarious mock cover letter and resume, to demonstrate how she would be perfect for the 'role' of a successful dog owner.
And the pizza maker's creative efforts detailed her experience with dogs, including "spamming them on Snapchat" and "ensuring water and food bowls are filled".
Moving on to reasons why she's perfect for the job as dog owner she includes "I have hella money - enough to cover the costs of this animal," as well as "I am your favourite daughter". It's brilliant.
And amazingly, it paid off, with her mum finally giving in to her pleas and allowing her to pick out and buy her very own puppy just in time for Christmas.
She said: "I have two family dogs already, but my friend sent me a snapchat of his cousin who is selling some puppies."
"I've been wanting one for ages and it's Christmas, so I finally got the money from working all year and I feel like I'm old enough now to have my own dog and care for it.
"I live with mum, so at the end of the day it's her house and her rules and if she doesn't want a puppy, I won't be able to get one."
But not wanting to give up easily, Kayla decided her best chance was to ask in a creative way.
She said: "I wrote an 800-word essay about statistics on how a puppy would benefit my mental health and also boost my companionship, responsibility and money-handling skills.
"I made a resume and cover letter as well, just to show her that I'd be well suited for the role of a responsible dog owner.
"I went to the shops and bought her some lollies as well, just to put her in an even better mood."
Kayla said when her mum first saw what she had done, she burst out laughing and said no - but after reading her cover letter and resume in better detail, she finally gave in.
The delighted teen is now the proud dog-mum of little Bandit and is happier than ever - all thanks to her creative idea to win her mum over.
Kayla added: "I honestly didn't expect my idea to work, but figured it was worth a try. Now Bandit has joined our little family and I couldn't be happier.
"Everyone has completely fallen in love with him and I'm so happy I had the silly idea to make a resume and cover letter.
"I'd definitely recommend this to other kids for their parents. It worked on my mum, so you never know - it could work on other people too!"
Why didn't we think of that when we were younger? Damn it!
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