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Eeew! Embarrassing Text?

Joan Jerkovich - August 8, 2014 3:46 pm

I sent a text out to the wrong person and am dying of embarrassment. I sent the text to a man I work with who has the same first name as my husband. I didn’t realize until after the text was sent that it went to the wrong person.

The text I sent was complaining to my husband about a vaginal itch I’d been suffering with, asking him to pick something up from the pharmacy on his way home from work.

I am dying of embarrassment, and soon will be seeing this person face-to-face, but don’t know what to say. He didn’t respond to my text. I’m guessing he realizes it wasn’t meant for him. What shall I do?

Ouch! I feel your pain! I have had a text go out to the wrong person on several occasions, but thankfully I wasn’t discussing my vagina with a co-worker!

There are stories about these happenings all over the Internet. There are whole websites dedicated to smart phone autocorrect mess-ups, and texts like yours that got sent to the wrong person. Recently in the news, there was a story about a young college girl who texted a sexy post-coital picture, with a telling caption, to her boyfriend…but, the message ended up going to her Father. Cringe. One can only hope her Dad didn’t cut her out of her college fund account!

Getting back to your itchy vagina…since he didn’t respond, I agree with you that he probably has no intention of addressing this, and neither should you. The next time you see him don’t even bring it up. Treat him like you always have. Do your best to put on a brave face and a smile and act like the text never happened. A non-response will always keep him guessing. Maybe he’ll think you didn’t notice that your text went to the wrong person. Ignoring this can save face for both of you because in time it will be forgotten, or if not, relegated to the funny stories we tell about ourselves.

If it helps to not feel alone with your mistake, read the stories on the Internet shared by others who’ve had this happen to them. Here’s one that’s not as racy as most, but good for a laugh.

This woman tells how a text she meant for her husband was actually sent to her OB/GYN Doctor instead:  “I texted my OB/GYN to wash his nuts as they were way too salty. Meant to send it to my husband about the almonds I stole from his stash.”

This can be a reminder that we all make mistakes and that it’s good to laugh at ourselves…so laugh away!

Joan Jerkovich, BCC Board Certified Life Coach

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