If we had to guess, we’d say this story took place during college. The food that you get from college cafeterias is notoriously low-quality. Even if it isn’t made improperly, there’s plenty of grease and carbs, which doesn’t do your digestive system any favors. Having a friend – in this case, a beloved mother – that can help you out in case of medical issues is handy, but your lab party isn’t the person to message during these disgusting kinds of events.
Food poisoning is no joke, so don’t tell anyone about it unless they absolutely have to know. This text doesn’t fit the bill.
People Can Be Touchy These Days
Yeah, that's a strange text to receive from anybody, for basically any reason. Sending it to a possible future employer shouldn't be done under any circumstances. There's nothing wrong with a black guy looking at pictures of Robert Pattinson no matter how unexpected it might be. Could it be seen as offensive? Yeah, probably.
People sometimes like to dig into statements like that for the sole purpose of finding something to be offended about. This one was a simple mistake, however. It was just supposed to be a “huh, how about that” moment.
Time to Polish Up That Resume
It looks like everything is fine here, and everything after the first text is all in good fun, but thank goodness for understanding bosses. This was the best outcome (maybe? Depending on if the boss was serious or not, which we assume he wasn't), but things could have very easily been awkward. There could have been meetings with HR, or it could have been the end of a fruitful career.
Thankfully, it was laughed off as the mistake it was. Wait...the story doesn't say it was a mistake, now that we re-read. And apparently, it was a boyfriend. Nobody would be so tasteless as to propose over a text message, so why send this message at all?
This one might be a little hard to parse, but we're here for you. All three of these people were eating at the same table and a friend tried to text the teller of this tale. Instead, the text message went to the overweight step-sister. We can't exactly say that “[name]'s only friend is a warm ham sandwich” is the most cutting insult someone can come up with, but it probably still stung anyway.
Cutting out unnecessary calories is a good step toward a healthy weight, but insulting someone isn't going to get them to see your point of view.
Boy, things have really changed, haven't they? Technology has thrust us forward into the future for better or worse, and now we have stories like this, which had no follow-up to complete the tale. How did the squad leader report? Was it a simple explanation, or did this private get latrine duty for the next few weeks? There's nothing else to say.
We can imagine there was at least a tough talking-to about making sure you have the correct name in the “to” field of each and every text message. What if you accidentally texted critical information to an enemy combatant? That might be even worse.