Monday, January 17, 2011
A Follow-up on Errant Texting
Back in September I blogged about how easy it can be to send the wrong text to the wrong person with the iPhone. You can reacquaint yourself to that embarrassing moment here. To summarize, I texted my business parter: I WILL BE SPANKING YOU IN 24 HOURS. This was obviously meant for Lizzie, who I was going to be seeing the next day at Shadow Lane in Vegas. Working my way out of that situation involved cleverness and a bit of English subterfuge. I was confident he didn't fall for it, but what was I to do?
Today I received a text from him that said: PLEASE COME TO MY OFFICE. So I did. He looked at me quizzically and I held up my iPhone. "Oh. Jeez. Sorry. That wasn't for you." I started to walk out of the room and paused, turned around and said, "You ought to be more careful. You never know what you might send to someone inadvertently that may be taken out of context."
He nodded, went back to what he was doing, but as I turned to walk away he looked up suddenly as if he realized what I had just said.
(On a side note: if you are a smartphone user and have had run-ins with autocorrect, check out the hilarious site damnyouautocorrect.com)