Anyone getting wrong-number texts these days? I've gotten a fair amount. It's such an interesting phenomenon. Back when we used to actually call and speak to people, we were instantly informed of our mis-dialing.
"Sorry, wrong number."
With texting, however, the sender assumes the text was received by the right person unless you, the unintended recipient, lets the sender know.
You've gone from the immediate and effortless response, "Sorry, wrong number," to a series of choices:
1. Respond via text message.
2. Respond via phone call.
Last week, my ten-year-old daughter received a wrong-number text that said, "What? You want to suck my dick when?"
She showed it to Mom, who showed it to me, who was faced with the three choices.
I quickly eliminated #3. Couldn't let it go. So I opted for #2 and called the dude. Oh, I called him after I used the Internets to get his name. He was maybe 15 or 16. I scared the shit out of him, so that was fun.
The other day I got a wrong-number text that was full of entertainment. Here's what it said (written exactly as it appears on my phone):
"Chris hit a shot fir at bat to rite 7 0 us 4th Hes in rite"
Again, I ruled out #3. But this time, I opted for #1. Thought long and hard about it, then replied:
"Tell Chris 2 stop dragging dick Wish I was dere Score more 7 0 not enuf Drink Ovaltine"
I didn't get a response.
Man, I love modern technology