Technology can be a wonderful thing. But, it can also be dangerous. A little over a year ago I received the most awkward text of my entire life. I thought I’d share my story in hopes of protecting you from suffering a similar experience.
We were a few weeks away from my youngest brother’s wedding in Omaha, Nebraska. The extended Thorne family is a fairly close-knit group and texts were flying a mile a minute as the wedding approached. Soon, a large family group text began, filled with cousins, aunts, uncles, and my brothers and me.
On July 2nd my cousin Leah sent a family text informing us that her grandmother had passed away. Little did I know what was about to happen. Looking back you wonder if there was any sign you missed, or any way you could have stopped it. Unfortunately, the answer is no.
A few of the many on the familly text began consoling my cousin on the loss. (You can see my response in green.)
And then, with no warning, or explanation, it happened. My mom responded to the group text with her own consolation, but then followed it up with another text:
My mom’s second text was obviously meant to go to her boyfriend and not the entire extended family. Although I love my mom and her boyfriend a lot, this is NOT the kind of text you want to receive- EVER.
My cousins thought it was absolutely hilarious that my brothers and I received this text. We each responded in our own special way.
Having now had time to think about it, here might have been a better response:
And regardless of what we talked about over the next week, it kept coming up:
The moral of the story is this, if you are sending a text to your man/woman and their hot Italian lips:
- Put on your reading glasses before texting
- Check the recipient of your text before sending
- When describing your lover’s lips, there is never a need to comment on their plumpness, temperature, or nationality
- Never use the word juicy in a text- just don’t
- If you have enough time write the word “ITALIAN” in all caps, you also have enough time to double check the recipient
- Did I mention triple checking the recipient of your text
Once I got over over the hours of counseling, nightmares, and aversion to anything Italian, I have to admit it’s kind of funny. I do want to thank my mom and her boyfriend for her honest mistake. She gave our family, and now the world, a chance to laugh. I wish her and her hot, Italian lip man, many years of happiness together.