Imgur user RowdyMcMenace unleashed the menace on herself with a free carpet sample scam she documented for all our amusement.
She writes in the first panel of her story, "It started off innocently enough. I stumbled across this cool feature on Amazon to get free fabric and carpet swatches and thought "these would make a neat cat scratcher and they're free so..."
Why not make a DIY cat scratcher? All you need is a a stump and something the cat will enjoy scratching. In my experience, cats like scratching my couch. But it wasn't a perfect system.