A photograph purportedly showing a grocery store aisle sign featuring cat food, cat toys, wine, and meals for one is frequently shared online with jokes playing on the single, lonely cat lady stereotype:
Although this picture is generally presented as a genuine photograph of a store sign, it’s a digitally manipulated creation. The original image, which listed shampoo, deodorant, hair care, and bar soap, was included in a gallery of store displays created by the company Britten:
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Here’s a look at the original photograph (left) and the doctored image (right):
The “strong Independent Woman aisle” image was likely created by social media user @aranjevi. Although we have not been able to locate this image on the corresponding Facebook or Instagram pages, a watermark for aranjevi’s online handle can be spotted on the white strip in the upper right-hand corner of the picture.