Thursday, November 20, 2008

In Which I Am A Hypocrite

Does anyone remember this post, the one I wrote for Lola while she was gone on vacation this past week? Yeah? Okay, well read on to find out why, exactly, I am a hypocrite...


I was feeling a little bit sappy and emotionally needy recently, so I composed the following txt message to send to The Boss...

Out-going TXT Message:
To: 207-XXX-XXXX (The Boss)
From: 207-XXX-XXXX (Me)

I just wanted to tell you how much I love you. I am so lucky to have you in my life. You are the best part of every day, and I miss you terribly right now. @}~

After a quick proof-read, I hit SEND.

A couple of minutes later, my cellphone beeped, announcing an incoming txt message...

In-coming TXT Message:
From: 207-XXX-XXXX
To: 207-XXX-XXXX (Me)

That is quite possibly the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me, but I don't think you meant to send it to me. Wrong number, buddy.


I couldn't believe it. I'm not normally so mushy and sentimental via txt message, but the one time that I am, I send it to the wrong number! All I could think of afterwards was, Thank GOD I didn't write anything dirty in the message. That would have been much worse.

I felt like such a tool.


Heather said...

LOL Yeah or a picture of your goodies, that would have been awkward.

Moonspun said...

I don't know that you are a hyprocrite. BUT I hope you redid the text to the right number!

Lola said...

Hey, at least they have no idea who you are. Takes the sting out of being mortified ;)

Employee No. 3699 said...


So did you resend it to the Boss?

Sus said...

HAHA. That. Is awesome.

splodge said...

Tee-hee! This is CLASSIC Badass!

Bet you made that guys' day - he probably posted it as well.

Jen W said...

I LOVE IT!!! That is too funny.

Miss Grace said...

OH MAN. I would have died.

x said...

That is hilarious. Hey, you made two people's day with your mistake. That is, assuming you resent it to The Boss afterward.

MadWoman said...

At least it went to a stranger and not to your boss.

Or your mother in law.

Or your father in law.

Or....yeah....that sucks buddy but it's hilarious fodder for the blog!

tony said...

this was really funny - I'm going to have to be more careful when I send texts now. After reading this I'm going to get paranoid everytime I send out a message. lol - great post

Aunt Becky said...


Seriously, next time send a picture of your ball bag. I'd laugh my ass off.

Badass Geek said...

Heather: I'll never send a picture of my goods, for this precise reason.

Moonspun: I did re-send it to The Boss afterwards... after triple-checking the number.

Lola: I feel like I kind of know 'em now, though.

Employee No 3699: I sure did!

Sus: In an embarrassingly awkward way, yes.

Splodge: Yeah, he probably went to his friends and was like "Hey, look at this wrong-number txt I got today!"

Jen W: You should have been there.

Miss Grace: I'm pretty sure a part of me did.

SWAX: Yeah, except I don't really feel the same way about any guy.

MadWoman: True, very true. It was a blessing in disguise.

Tony: I always insert phone numbers by my Address Book now... It's idiot proof that way.

Aunt Becky: I'll make sure to do that. What's your number?

Tony said...

Dude, for some reason saying you're going to send a picture of your ball bag to "Aunt Becky" made me laugh way more than I should have.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Oh, I just love that he (?) texted you back. Quite possibly the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me. Love it.


Cape Cod Gal said...

I have received several "interesting" pictures on my cell phone from people I don't know. I give my card out at alot of business functions so that may be the case or it's one of my coworkers toying with me.

Badass Geek said...

Tony: Aunt Becky, as good of a friend with her as I am, would probably be creeped out if I sent her a pic of my potato sack. That crosses all sorts of friendship boundaries.

Me, You, Or Ellie: I'm assuming it was a guy, too. It was nice of him to let me know I misdialed in such a polite way. Thanks for commenting, come back soon!

Cape Cod Gal: "Interesting" pictures? Define "interesting", please.

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