Cats are known for immediately working out who doesn't like them and making a bee-line for that person's lap.
Why do they do that?
I've stumbled across a plausible explanation, so cat haters everywhere take note. You might be able to avoid the ignominy of being sat upon by your fluffy nemesis simply by catching its eye.
Here's the explanation as found at http://www.britneyisdead.com/Stuff.html:
"Cats always go to the person who like them least because there is no eye contact made with them. It makes them feel less threatened and renders the person more approachable."
Cat lovers like Mrs The Millbrooker and I, on the other hand, can just enjoy the upside down piece of furry silliness above.