Yeah, the thing about these stories is the consequences are the big thing, not the text itself. Sure, you can be embarrassed by accidentally sending something to your boss instead of your hubby, but the consequences are really what hurts. And the consequences of this one were dire: This person had to spend an entire day out with something that could have been a friend.
Going to a movie or getting ice cream or walking in the park. The horror. The horror! Avert your eyes, children, this is no tale for the young and innocent.
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.
Safe and Sound
There's a tactic you can remember if you ever accidentally do something like this. It might not work if it's a close friend, a boss, or a family member, but an acquaintance would work. Just blast them with all the texts you can in the hopes that they'll think you're drunk or something like that. If you're lucky, they'll ignore the mistaken text. They might not even see it, as might have happened here.
This won't work all the time, but it's a tool in the toolbox to pull out when the time is right. But remember: you have to use the right tool for the job. You can't use a hammer every time.
The Kind of Story We Need
Getting an accidental text is usually nothing but confusing, but it was all copacetic for this person. A few dates, and few texts, and a few cute mistakes, and things are (or at least were when the story was written) going smooth as butter. And none of that chunky goat butter, either. The kind that you use when Grandma gets stuck in the root cellar.
We've gone off-topic – our other point was this gal must have a good relationship with her mom to update her in real-time about the texts she receives from guys. But, you know what? That's a good thing.
There are a lot of stories on this list that could and did lead to people breaking up, getting divorced, getting in trouble with parents, or even getting fired, so we like to sprinkle in a couple of cute ones here and there, too.
This is for sure one of those cute ones, but there's a pretty good chance that it was at least a little intentional. We've seen this before. “Accidentally” sending a text that is cute and charming and kind of flirty to the object of your affection, oh no, what a heinous error, whatever will you do now?