Signatures are a tricky thing. They don’t stick with you for life, but each one does stay with you for a very long time. I remember the first time I had to come up with a signature for an official ID card, I spent a good 30 minutes practicing on a piece of paper. Was I perfectly happy with it? No, but it looked serious and it was easy for me to write.
Somebody who probably regrets having made a joke signature on their ID is Reddit user Brad, a.k.a. Bradimal, who signed the card with 3 cat heads. Unbelievable! As huge cat fans ourselves, we love what he did. However, it did come back to bite him on the behind later on in life. The Redditor instantly regretted his joke the moment he had to sign sheaves of mortgage paperwork. He had to ‘draw’ his signature more than 30 times. I bet anyone’s hand would hurt for a week after some serious labor like that.
Brad’s signature on his ID card is very unusual, and this came to bite him on the bottom later on in life
Brad’s story got a whopping 21,100 upvotes on Reddit’s TIFU (Today I [Effed] Up) Community. His post also got nearly a thousand comments and Brad received 3 Gold Awards and 7 Silver Awards for his candid explanation of how he messed up.
This signature is adorable, but it had some consequences
Image credits: bradimal
After all, it isn’t every day that someone’s actions from more than three years ago come back to haunt them, is it? The Redditor revealed how him signing his ID card with 3 cat heads meant that he had to use this adorable signature to sign his mortgage papers.
The man had to sign more than 30 documents by drawing cat heads
Image credits: bradimal
Obviously, Brad is far from the only person on Earth who went a little overboard with his signature. However, Keep Solid has some handy advice for anyone who wants to create a more ‘serious’ signature for business and other official, grown-up things.
According to the website, you can start off by writing your full name, underlining it, making your capital letters stand out. What’s more, you can use unusual symbols or flourishes. Or you can simply use your initials. If all else fails, go for 3 cat heads just like Brad and impress everyone, from your friends to your boss. I mean, what could go wrong?
Here’s what people had to say about Brad’s story
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