If I’ve learned one thing in life, it’s to never hold a cat while someone’s doing dishes. That’s right, if someone is doing dishes, just put the cat down. You’ll be glad you did.

See if your cat is anything like Olive, he or she startles quite easily at loud noises such as pots and pans banging together. In this startled state, your cat is likely to pop his or her claws and slash the first thing within slashing distance, which is you and your cool, ironic t-shirt.

If you do happen to get clawed while someone is doing dishes, try to remain calm because if you get upset, it’ll look like you’re ungrateful to the person who’s actually cleaning up dinner. Just be cool and grab the Neosporin. Maybe shop online for a new ironic t-shirt.