Ah the joys of texting! Instant communication. No rewind button! I’m sure all of us have texted the wrong person at least once. I know I have!
One Saturday morning after yoga, I was multi-tasking. Making a fried egg and hash brown breakfast and texting my best friend in Colorado on my Blackberry. Because the Blackberry limits the number of characters each text could contain, and I am very wordy, I had to keep going back to her text and replying to continue my story.
Her husband is a very focused guy Monday through Thursday night. Come Friday, his focus shifts from work to his sweet, sexy wife.
My text to my friend start out by saying I thought my new guy might be a lot like her husband. Last weekend, he was very attentive. Lots of texting while he was out of town on a business trip. A couple of phone calls, too.
When it was time to send the second half of the text, I scrolled down, hit reply and typed, “I thought he was losing interest this week, but he sure seemed interested enough last night!”
I finished up my breakfast as I waited for her reply. As I was sitting down at the breakfast table, I checked my phone to make sure the message had sent.
It sent alright. Much to my everlasting chagrin, it didn’t go to my girlfriend. I sent it to the new guy as a reply to the last text he’d sent to me.
My immediate response was to delete the text from my phone. As if that would make it disappear from his phone, too. If only life were that easy!
After banging my head on the table for a minute or two, I grabbed the bull by the horn. (Like any good Texas girl will do.)
“Hey, Coach. Talking about you again.”
His immediate response confirmed that he had indeed read my text, and was probably trying to figure out how to respond to me.
“You’re busted, counselor.”
“I am indeed. Gonna go slap myself silly now.”
After a little more witty banter, we ended up going for our second date that night. Thank goodness I’d already confessed my penchant for talking about him to my girlfriends, and he has a great sense of humor.
Question: What’s the worst texting mistake you’ve ever made?