Friday, September 19, 2008

Yeah, I'm not Dustin...

So today, I received a text from a number I didn't recognize. Here's the conversation:

Phantom texter: Hey amanda told me to text you!
me: That's awesome! Who is amanda? And i'm not sure who you are either...
PT: Amanda like tony's girlfriend and i'm kelsie her friend from dental
me: I don't know who any of those people are. Are you sure you have the right number? Who are you trying to text?
PT: Um she said dustin
me: Yeah, i'm not dustin. Sorry, you've got the wrong number.
PT: Oh sorry!

First, I'd like you to notice the lack of punctuation. I realize it's texting (thus my lack of capitalization), but no punctuation makes your message so much harder to read. Second, after finishing up the conversation, I realized I totally missed out on a good opportunity to mess with the minds of strangers. Those sort of occasions are so rare, it's really a shame!!! I should have pretended to be who this phantom texter thought I was, maybe even set up a date or something... Oh well. At least I've learned my lesson. Next person to text me that's got the wrong number is in for it.

P.S. If you're feeling especially sly, the number is still in my text inbox. If you ask me in person, I'll give it to you. And now you've got some general information to use and totally mess with poor Kelsie...

5 comments:

Jill said...

I have had quite a few phantom texters, but mine wouldn't leave me alone. Must be my excellent use of punctuation in all my texting. ;)

Hayley said...

i've got a phantom commenter - so i guess we're even, right?

caron said...

Oh, that sounds like so much fun! Messing with people is, well, wrong, but completely hilarious.

JMoney said...

I can't stand peope that don't use proper punctuation when testing I mean cmon it's nor that hard to put a comma or a period or whatever come on people!

Robin said...

Ha ha Jason!
That is pretty funny Garrett, that would have been a great opportunity to mess with her...too bad the thought occurred after the fact. But that is usually when inspiration hits for me too.