Usually, a wrong text message is easily fixable. You just say something along the lines of “my bad” and call it a day.
But some texts are so utterly awful, that they’ll follow you around for a good long while afterward. Want an example? Then keep reading, because the texts below will actually surprise you with how horrible they are — including one between a woman and a tradesman that has sparked a whole Twitter debate…
After drunkenly making out with a co-worker, I sent a hungover text to apologize and make sure we were both clear it was a mistake none of our coworkers have to know about.
I sent it to another coworker with the same name. My god, the office gossip…
So he got the text, and then no follow up from me cause I was running around, and phoned me like 10 times.
I felt so bad for scaring the sh** out of him.
She never responded. She never brought it up. Until I came to work following the day of my engagement, and my boss looks at me, places her fist on her head, and says, “Well, we all know why she said yes.”
I turned so very, very, very red. Well played.
I sent “I love you” to my girlfriend. Then told her “wrong person” as I meant to send it to my mother.
Texted my friend that I’d call her back after I was done pooping but I “ate White Castle the night before so it may be a good while.” I even put the little poo emojis at the end of the text.
Sent it to the painter I had been corresponding with all day who was actually downstairs starting on the kitchen. I wanted to die…
It was a Mexican Standoff.
I sent him an after text that just read “Please mail me the invoice. Sorry about that” and hid upstairs until he left. So much shame.
“Hope you’re naked when I get there.”
Sent to my son’s daycare provider; she’s 65 and 300 pounds.
Intended for my wife of the same first name.
The daycare lady handled the text well.
“You don’t want me to be naked. I’m glad you guys still have a spark.”
I sent my wife a rather explicit text message on my phone whilst also typing a message to my friend on the computer. Thought I made a huge mixup and texted my wife “sorry wrong person.”
Realized my mistake when she responded, “Who was it supposed to be for?!?!”
Funny enough, I responded that it was for my friend and she was at first like “Oh, ok.” But then a second later she was like “What!?” in regards to the first, explicit message.
I gave up after that and just called her to explain. Was way easier. Texting does not convey meanings very well, no matter how many emojis you put on them.
My phone doesn’t save names on some occasions and instead, only saves numbers, so I know contacts by the last three digits.
My girlfriend’s number ends in 838, my girlfriend’s step dad’s number ends in 838.
I sent him a message simply saying, “heading off to bed now, will talk to you tomorrow, love you x…”
He replied with “I love you too, but I think you should also tell Alice that just in case she gets jealous.”
Good thing this parental figure had a sense of humor!
I texted my boss
“Hey sl**, how’s the truck stop treating you?”
He texted back, “LOL”
I am surprised my boss took it as well as he did.
It’s not the first time I called him “sl**” in a text meant for my sister.
I probably should start calling my sister something else.
I somewhat frequently text my Marines, both subordinate and superior, “I love you,” instead of the wife.
And yes, most of the time they just text back, “I love you too.“
Not as embarrassing as the others here, but I meant to text my wife that “we will go clothes shopping after I get off work” but I sent it to my boss. He just texted back “OK, but I gotta usher at mass first.”
I once sent “don’t be a little b*tch” to my attending physician (as a medical student). It was meant for my brother but the attending had just sent me a text saying he was running late.
Luckily he laughed it off, but I almost died.
Earlier I meant to text my boyfriend “I see you!!” I accidentally sent it to my sorority sister and immediately told her that I sent it to the wrong person and she replied back “okay, I was a little creeped out because I just stepped out of the shower”
I once sent a text that I thought was going to my wife. It wasn’t near as explicit as most of the texts I’ve sent her, but it still talked about wanting to have sex later.
I heard my phone buzz a minute or two later and had gotten a text back saying “I don’t think this was meant for me” from my mom.
I was so embarrassed and immediately texted back saying I was sorry and she was correct in assuming it was for my wife and not her. The next text back was the worst part, she responded “don’t worry, it’s ok. Your dad also sends those types of messages, mostly while he’s at church.”
Was too embarrassed to tell my wife and my mood was killed so I just smoked a cigarette and went to bed.
It caused me to add a heart emoji in front of my wife’s name so that I knew not to send those messages without seeing the heart emoji first. Still, have never mentioned it to my wife and have not told anyone about it.
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“Dad was being a pain in the ass again, careful when you get home.” Sent to my Dad.
LPT: if you catch that you’ve texted the wrong person on an iPhone before the text had gone all the way through, quickly swipe up and put your phone on airplane mode.
You’ll get an error on the text that it never sent. You can now delete it.
One woman shared this nightmarish encounter with a tradesman this week.
What do you think?
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