A landscaper with a sense of humor – you love to see it. He was just expecting to have to trim the hedges when he got that text, but likely he’d been around the block long enough to know an accidental text when he saw one. A little bit of good humor followed, and all was well.
The homeowner should probably give the landscaper a bigger tip than normal, just in case there are any hard feelings, but forty dollars still seems a little steep. Unless that was also hushed money, then it’s worth every penny.
I Meant “Catching Sick Fish.”
Yeah, this could have been done better. Playing hooky from work under the guise of an illness is something a lot of people get up to (probably more in the last few years), but things usually go a lot smoother than this.
The jig was immediately up after sending a second text, and there's a good chance the day of fishing fun was canceled, some PTO was removed, or the boss and employee had to have a long conversation about being a responsible worker. Or at least one that tells the truth about why he isn't coming in on a given day.
This Could Have Been Avoided
Well, make sure you don't repeat that mistake when you get a divorce lawyer because we're assuming that's where this is heading. But let's dig in a little bit. If you already knew your wife was being unfaithful, why would you hire a private investigator at that point? Is it to make sure there isn't anything else she's hiding from you? Seems like the best reason we're going to come up with.
We kind of hope the wife responded with something like “Yeah, I know that's me.” On the other hand, she was probably on the lookout for people trailing her after getting the message. Not great.
We Think It Might Have Been About You
Sorry man, she was talking about you. That, or she was so embarrassed about sending you a text that was meant for someone else that she decided to quit her job, change her name, and move to a different country. Apparently, this guy doesn't create the best date, but if the gal in question was having such a hard time getting excited, cancel or turn down the second date – don't say yes and then stand him up. That's the coward's way.
If you're the one who got this message, time to start looking into ways to be more charming. It can be done!
Uh, Problem Solved?
That's one way to force the issue. Though in the long run, this was probably a better way to cut things off quickly than just letting the problems linger. And at least the girlfriend took it in stride – they stepped outside, they broke up, and that was that. We do like to imagine how he explained the event to his friends, though.
“I meant to text you but texted her instead about how I thought she was going to break up with me, and then she broke up with me.” There are lots of additional questions to ask. Hopefully, there is also some fun to get rid of the sting.