So I read this article from Reuters the other day, and it says that about 43 percent of people admit to sending a racy or sexy text message to the wrong person. It made me think for a minute, and yep, I am one of the 43% that has done that big whoops, and I’ve been the wrong recipient of a sexy message or two over the years as well. I have gotten and sent messages to the wrong person on several occasions, through cell phones, emails, and instant messengers. It can happen to anybody I guess, and for all kinds of reasons.
Sometimes I blame it on the technology. My smart phone is not so smart sometimes, and the touch screen seems to have a mind of it’s own. Sometimes my phone calls people when it shouldn’t, and it really sucks when it does other things like select someone’s name from a list and quickly send when I am trying to hit cancel. Sometimes it’s just plain operator error. There have been times when I am in a three way text fest, or times when I am sending and receiving texts from more than two people at a time. Sometimes I reply to the wrong message at the wrong time. Other times it’s doing business and pleasure at the same time – boy that can be a problem!
Luckily the one time I was doing business in one chat window and pleasure in another, it was a business message that got sent to the personal conversation, and not the other way around – lol! My soon to be girlfriend buzzed me pretty quickly when she got the message “daddy whore” sent to her – where did that come from she asked. Sometimes multi-taking leads to multiple mistakes.
I’m not the only that is guilty of that – most people I know are engaging in sexual or flirty texts and chats with more than person at a time. The other day one of my friends got a very telling message texted to her that was obviously meant for someone else. The other woman was dishing about how her other friend would have to relent on the timing of their upcoming outing, and that my friend was wanting to bring two other girls to the event. She also mentioned that she really wanted to have lesbian sex with the one girl, but the other girl really got on her nerves, and she was asking if the other guy would play defender to keep her away. Wow, what a mix up that was. I not sure if my friend replied to let her know that her message was not delivered to the person she would be expecting a reply to, she might of tried to save the embarrassment.
I really wish there was a good way to unsend emails, and retract text messages! I suppose we all need to be more careful, especially when texting quickly or engaging in multiple text conversations at the same time. There was a story a while back that had texts and facebook mails and log-ins going to the wrong person through the AT&t mobile network. Some kind of IP problem or something if I recall. So whether it’s the technology, or the humans, I guess we can expect text messages to end up going to the wrong people on occasion. Hopefully it wont’ cause any breakups or divorces, and we can all understand that it simply happens.
I remember a story about a Canadian man who has kicked out divorced because his new phone had some racy text messages on it, and those texts actually came with the phone when he bought it. Of course the wife didn’t believe that, but he should of dumped her for not trusting him and going though his phone, invading his privacy (and the people who have been messaging him!) anyways.
Oh, you have got to love the technology, and the occasional embarrassment that comes with it. Double check that name and number in the “TO:” field before you hit send when you are sexting, especially if you are attaching pictures! I’ve gotten some pretty funny ones, like last month and friend sent a text “I really want to suck your dick” – then about 5 minutes late I get one – whoops, wrong Sam, sorry for that. Geeze, what a let down! I wish hadn’t gotten that first one, I was kind of excited for a minute, and then a let down. It’s could of been worse I guess.