Perhaps our favorite part of this story is how much you get to know the poor texter from just one short segment. We know that she’s on the student council, we know that she watches jeopardy, we know that she’s knowledgeable to get final jeopardy correct even when the contestants couldn’t, and we know she has at least one friend.
We also know she texts in all caps, but that she should stop doing that. At least it wasn’t something embarrassing like she fell down the stairs and swallowed the spoon from her bowl of cereal at the same time. Which definitely hasn’t happened to any of us.
Seemed Like a Good Chat Anyway
Losing someone important in our lives is never easy. Sometimes it's a bad breakup, sometimes it's an accidental tragedy, and sometimes people just sort of drift apart. This guy really wanted to catch up with Neil but spent all that time talking with the wrong one. How many Neils does this guy know? I can honestly say I don't know a single person named Neil, but maybe that's on me.
Does the real Neil know how this guy feels about him? We hope he did eventually find out. The original texter will now always associate 'Two Boots' Pizza with making big mistakes. Which is a shame – it looks good.
Skirting the Line
It seems like a bona fide miracle that this person didn't get the boot after doing something like this. When you see that he and his editor liked to roast the clients you could probably guess where it was going. Sending the email to the client's entire department is a step up from the usual fare, however. We bet that this person had to have a long talking-to with his boss about being careful with email.
And, maybe, not talking trash behind people's backs, because it can lead to stuff like this. There are ears everywhere, people. Remember what Mom used to say: if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.
Layers Upon Layers of Shame
Ah, delicious. This person (who is a guy, but the way) learned a valuable lesson about not giving people the wrong information. While this has resulted in much joy for his friends and much shame heaped upon his head, it might also make sure he doesn't send a flirty text to the wrong Melissa, or mouth off about a client in an email to that client.
Everyone at dad's work found out about the misstep, and you can bet this has become a running joke both in the family and in the workplace ever since. Which we fully approve of and appreciate. Lesson, hopefully, learned.
All Kinds of Confusing
In a situation like this, it's important to check out the to field. We bet that breakup lunch was quite a bit more difficult because of this misstep, but it was also pretty confusing for the boyfriend, who then had to wonder if someone else was supposed to know something, who that someone else was, and what the piece of information was.
It might not have even crossed his mind that he was the one who wasn't in the know. Make sure to pick a nice spot to have your breakup lunch. A charming little cafe, or a simple coffee spot. Make sure the other person at least has something nice before clearing everything up.