01 October 2010

Do I Look Like a Teenage Girl to You?

This morning I finally got around to charging my cell phone. It had been dead for two days. So I hook it up to the power and switch it on.
Messages come pouring in (I am so popular). I clear them one by one.

Then my phone beeps. Another new message.
It's a number I don't recognise.
The message says, "Hi"
Then another comes through. "Hi Mily"

Er, some kid has typed in the wrong digits. He is thinking I am some girl called Mily.
I txt back, "No Mily here u got da wrng ph numba"
Beep Beep.
"Wat?" the txt says.
OK, this kid is slow. So I txt, "Who is dis?" (I can speak txt lingo too)

Beep beep. "Its Brandon"
Brandon? I don't know any Brandon.
"Sorry I don't know any brandon you got da wrong phone number" (I use normal spelling just in case my txt lingo was unclear)

"No dis is da numba I bn txting since i got it so i know its da rite one"

Oh man. Now I'm getting a bit annoyed. I'm on prepay. Each one of these darn txts is costing me .20c! (I should really switch to 2Degrees)

Just to make myself very clear, I txt Brandon a nice explanation of who I am...
"My name is Simone. I am 40yrs old. I have 3 kids. I don't know anyone calld Brandon!"

Brandon txts back: "K"

Phew he has finally got it!!! But then... Beep! Beep!

Brandon has reconsidered.

He says: "Well how come u txt me 2 call u yesterday and u sent me the num and i called u and Melissa pick up tha phone"

Oh Brandon. Brandon Brandon.
Whoever this Mily is, she gave you the wrong num.
Or you wrote it down wrong.

Really. I am not faking you out. I really am a forty year old mother of three called Simone and I have never heard of you. I'm not Mily pretending to not know you. Poor spotty hormonal kid! He must be feeling really bad thinking that Mily doesn't want 2 txt wit him.

Too bad my phone is such a dinosaur or I could have sent you a pxt to prove it. See? Would you want to txt with ME???

All I can do is ignore your txty pleas or you are going to make me run out of credit. I really hope you figure it out.

Good luck with Mily. I think you're gonna need it.

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Natasha in Oz said...


Love Natasha.

LIESL said...

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahaaha!!! That is TOO funny!

A Life Less Complicated said...

haha I can't stop laughing - persistent these young ones are! I've had a few random texts and I never know whether to text back and let them know they have the wrong number

Sammy said...

Oh fabulous! That gave me a good old laugh! Me thinks "Mily" gave him the wrong number to get rid of him???!!!!

Anonymous said...

LOL sooooooooooo funny!!!

meg said...

Teehee :o) Hey when I read the title I thought maybe you'd been back to that supermarket again!! I went there again today... it is so the better place to shop.

alicia said...

That was too stinkin hilarious. Thanks for the laugh. So theraputic.

Gail said...

Hahaha. Hilarious! Text language is so not me!!

Anonymous said...

HA! Poor Brandon. And poor you! hee hee

Jacki said...

Poor kid! Got to give him points for persistence!!

PaisleyJade said...

hahahaha - you totally need to get someone to send that pic to him!! You crack me up!!

Losing Brownies said...

Well, at least he's got determination! Too bad you didn't text him a picture so he could see for reals!

Weza said...

hahaha thats so good. Poor brandon will be heart broken

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Sophie said...

That's hilarious! And I love that photo, it would have sooo set things right! I once got a call from a guy called Peter asking if I wanted to meet up and couldn't understand that he had the wrong number. Creeeeepy!

CraftyMummy said...

Soooooo funny! Had to share it!

Cyrene said...

Hilarious! Poor kid had to be thwarted by some gal by giving him the wrong number. Poor you for having to deal with it on prepay too! I think getting this kind of message is better than being badgered by telemarketers offering loans though. This made my day, so thanks. By the way, congrats on being featured by Melinda @ Pareting Confessions. :)

Joey Lynn Resciniti said...

This makes me glad I warned all the neighborhood kids to NEVER EVER text me. I can't believe it went on that long. No wonder the kiddos all have carpal tunnel texting fingers!

Allyson & Jere said...

Srsly. 2 funny.

ok, ok, I DON'T text like that either. I literally spell every single word out, 'cause I'm just old fashioned like that.

Anyway, great story. Sorry some dumb kid was wasting your precious minutes. IDIOT!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

This is HILARIOUS! So funny.

I clicked over from Melinda's blog, where she featured you. After her post, I couldn't wait to meet you. Come on over and see me sometime!

Tammy said...

You make me laugh girl! I have to pay 20 cents too for each text. I need to not be so cheap and buck up for the unlimited texts.

jacksta said...

thats hilarious :)

mdforkids said...

That is just too darn funny!!

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