18 Texts That Never Should Have Been Sent

Technology is a beautiful thing, allowing us to communicate with loved ones near and far. But sometimes, the ease of communication makes for some very embarrassing texts. A recent Reddit thread asked people for the most embarrassing wrong-number texts that they had ever sent, and people delivered.

“My friend Pete was super creeped out by owls, so one night at a drunk party, a group of about five of us thought it would be hilarious to send him a ton of creepy owl pics (we were wild, I know).
We kept waiting for him to check his phone and scream like a little girl, but nothing. We sent more thinking he hadn’t noticed his phone vibrating. Nothing. I saw him check his phone and he had no reaction. Thought eh whatever, went to bed.
The next morning the entire group of mischievous texters all had a few messages waiting from Pete’s number … “who are you” “stop it” then “why are you people doing this???”
Yeah, my friend had changed his number and some poor sap got an inbox full of owls at about 3 AM from five different numbers.
Whoops. Sorry stranger.” (talienfey)

“I once tweeted nudes instead of sending them.” (Themostnicest)

“Texted my pet sitter “I miss you”. She texted back asking if the message was from my dog. Social anxiety dictated I never hire her again.” (thenoveltyswornoff)

“I’m an old person (70) and my husband and I are still quite playful. One night he put on my bra and panties and was dancing around. I took a picture or video, can’t remember which, and accidentally sent it to my daughter. She did not laugh. I was completely mortified but now we just laugh about it and she has a broader picture of her parents.” (seversonda)

“This is super innocent but when I was about 13 I had a girlfriend I kept secret from my parents because she lived out of town and one day I accidentally texted “-cuddle-” to my dad.” (tylerlame)

“I was once messaging my friend about how I should go about breaking up with my girlfriend. She was very sensitive and I wanted some advice on letting her down easy. Hits send, sent to girlfriend. Well, it was one way to do it, I guess.” (wobblingwisco)”

“About a year ago, a friend of mine accidentally sent a dick pick to our varsity football coach with that caption “You want? ;)”. Coach casually responded with a no and left it at that.” (BrotherBudah)

‘”Yeah get the boat ready, I just told my boss I was sick and won’t be in today.” To my boss.
It is worth noting that my boss was cool about it and responded with “bass fever, huh?” (rottinguy)

“Texted my high school football coach “Goodnight, I love you” as a freshman (intended for my girlfriend). He made me run extra at practice the next day for telling a girl I loved her as a freshman. Life lesson learned.” (FatGuy_InALittleCoat)

“Texted a “good morning beautiful” message intended for my girlfriend to my dad. He apparently had an awkward time explaining why he burst out laughing during a business meeting.” (Connelly90)

“Last week, a girl I’m dating wrote me a massage with “yipyy he asked me for my number!”, shortly after I asked her for her number. It was meant for her best friend, now she turns red every time I laugh about it.” (cobue)

“I accidentally sent a “text to landline” to my girlfriend’s parents instead of my girlfriend (their number was under her contact info under “home”). I sent: “I could go for some boobs right now.”
Her mom picked up the phone and that was read to her in the robotic text to speech voice. She was very confused and it never got traced back to me.” (-Susil)

“My ex-high school theater coach had borrowed my copy of the play Wizard of AIDS (which we always called “AIDS” for short) and I ran by the school to pick it up. He’d had a sub that day and left it on his desk for me. I accidentally texted “Picked up AIDS! Thanks!” to the guy I was hooking up with at the time instead of my coach.” (_glitterbombs)

“I sent a message to my manager saying “wanna hang?” which was intended to be sent to my friend with the same name. I didn’t think I was a big deal until the next day at work she came up to me crying because her good friend had just hung himself the night before I sent her that text. I felt horrible.” (turbonated)

“My friend and I were talking about an annoying mutual coworker, who was basically treating the intern as her personal slave. I meant to text my friend, “Who the hell does she think she is? Poor [intern’s name], I would have told her to shove it up her a** an hour ago.”
Guess who that got sent to.
This was a while ago, before people started using passwords on their phones. The annoying coworker had left her phone on her desk, and was across the room at the intern’s desk torturing her, so I made an excuse to use her computer and stealthily deleted the text before she could read it. Felt like some Mission: Impossible stuff.” (msstark)

“When I was in high school I was a leader of the marching band my senior year. I intended to text a good friend of mine (as part of a running joke we had at the time) “Are you still alive?”
Well, this would have been all fine, except I sent this to a kid who had been in the hospital for a week and later that day went into a coma (he’s fine now, but it was serious for a few weeks). He thought it was pretty funny, although his parents seemed to really hate me.” (J0K3R2)

“I went on a date with this girl. Went very boringly. However, I could tell she thought it was going great. We said goodbye and I was on my way.
A few hours later, a friend texted and asked me how the date went.
I texted with an entire paragraph of why the date sucked and why I didn’t like her.
I got a “??” As a response. To my horror, I texted the very girl I had just gone on the date with.
It was extremely embarrassing, but the girl said she appreciated the honesty.” (Raaju201)


“In the hospital they have special drinks for people that have trouble swallowing. I took a pic of a box of Thick & Easy water and texted it to my wife with “just how you like me, huh?” By texted it to my wife I mean texted it to my oldest son. He was horrified, I chose to be amused rather than embarrassed.” (cd-pa)

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