A WOMAN was 10 minutes late for work after stopping to stroke a friendly cat in the street.
Nikki Hollis said: “I’m sorry but it really was a lovely cat. I could have lied and said I was stuck in traffic or something.
“But it really was a lovely cat.
“And he was rolling around on the floor and letting me rub his little belly, and then when I tried to walk away he followed me and was rubbing himself on my legs.”
She added: “What was I meant to do? Just keep walking and be on time for work? He was purring for Christ’s sake.
“Why can’t I just get paid to stroke cats for a living?”
“Seriously. Why not?”