Friday, 5 August 2011

When Texts go AWOL - A Cautionary Tale


I had intended on a lovely post today about a lovely new product. Instead you get to laugh. At my expense.

Have you ever sent a text to the wrong person? Or received a text that you really shouldn't have?

While watching a rather strange show I snapped a screen shot. Me being me, couldn't keep it to myself. I sent it straight to my Sis, (Séamus is her 3 year old son, who is way too big for his age, in a good way.) This is the picture sent with the tagline 'Ah did Séamus get a new babygro?'





Cue the little flashy envelope winging its way to...to... 'NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO' to Séamus, my OLD BOSS!!

There's not many feelings as gut wrenching as realising there's no takesy backies on texts. Waves of realisation and dread engulfed me as I pictured poor Séamus opening a text thinking I wanted to catch up then assaulting his eyes with this? Without context? The shame. The awful shame. I texted an apology and an explanation immediately but got no response. Have watched the phone all day but nada.


Oh that's right, laugh it up! One day this will be funny to me too. Today is not that day.

Trying to make myself feel better about it I googled the subject, no, I'm not alone. Thousands of us do this, every day.


Two of the funniest related sites I could find being Damn You Auto Correct and Wrong Number Texts. You will lose hours on these sites. Feeling better about myself and my cack hands I broached the subject with the gorgeous girls on Beaut.ie.

One of the sympathetic lovelies regaled me with a story of the time she had her son's friend's number stored but was dating a guy of the same name. She only went and sent the 14 yr old a saucy text intended for her paramour!! That made me feel better. Slightly.

G'wan admit it (Please?) have you ever been the sender or receiver of a text gone AWOL?

9 comments:

Elaine said...

Haha!! I had to laugh at that! I did once send a text that was meant to go to my boyfriend to my mother. I nearly died and it only got worse when she mentioned it the next day!!

cornflakegirl said...

LOL, it may not be funny to you yet but it is for us. Sorry.

I haven't sent any texts to the wrong number (yet and fingers crossed I never do,) or received any that weren't for me so I guess I've been lucky.

Actionmags said...

Bril" I am still laughing ... Plus I may be your sister

Rob Jordan said...

You'll surely remember a less than flattering text I sent to you about Londoners when I was doing a course a couple of years back, sis? Only it didn't go straight to you.
Slating the course was bad enough but imitating my hosts and calling them, collectively "facking cants" for a bit of phonetic hilarity was all well and good until I sent it to my boss who sponsored me for the course. You can only empathise now with my dread when she texted me straight back saying "not having a good time then?".
#curlupinballfindrabbitholeandhibernate

CherrySue said...

Bahahahahha Rob, Bahahahaha!

It might be a family trait you know?

Mags you MUST be a sister ;)

nicolacc2008 said...

ah i nearly p'd myself laughing at this!

SíleC said...

Hehehe funniest thing I've read in a long time

mammyskitchen said...

Oh my God, I've done that loads of times - usually when I've mentioned someone in the text. Of course I always notice AFTER I've hit send. So embarrassing!

mammyskitchen said...

Oh my God, I've done that loads of times - usually when I've mentioned someone in the text. Of course I always notice AFTER I've hit send. So embarrassing!