As you get older: Messaging!

As You get Older

As you get older, technology seems to move faster and become more difficult. Couple that with the slight memory failure that seems to start once you hit forty and things are on a downward spiral.

Saving telephone numbers into your mobile phone should be a simple enough task, unless like me you are easily confused. I have this quirk about not having two people of the same name in my phone, it always leads to me sending the right message to the wrong person. To avoid this, one person will have their proper name and the other will have a nickname. Problem solved…….or not!

One of my friends has been off for a couple of weeks now after having a minor op. To abbreviate and to save anyone any embarrassment, lets just say a horticulturist was visiting the general area her lady garden.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the office what with the girls being off, and tonight I finally remembered to text my friend and ask her how she was doing. In an attempt to make her laugh I sent the following message, “Hey Tootise, how’s your toush, hope you are well.” I was rather pleased with my wit.

I saw her come online and read the message, but then go offline again without sending a reply. That’s weird I think, saying hmmmm repeatedly and scratching my head, that was bound to make her laugh. I checked again, no reply, and then it dawned on me, I had sent the message to the wrong person. Both friends have the same name, but one was in my phone as a nickname!


I hastily sent an explanation text and another to my other friend telling her about my faux pas, thankfully I have understanding friends!

I’ve been laughing at myself ever since!

(Nicola if you read this, you will know to whom I am referring!)

14 thoughts on “As you get older: Messaging!

  1. LOL…oh no…I am a phone number geek. I immediately connect the number with the person. Now serving 1112223344? Cmon up Henry.

    Understanding friends are the best kind.


  2. Ugh, I remember once I got a girls phone number from my weight watchers meetings and, truth be known, i didn’t like her that much. I accidently sent her a text message and it went pear shaped from there. …


  3. Lol I’ve just started sending texts to the wrong people because I’m usually only texting with my wife, so if I text with anyone else the next time I go to text the wife I usually send it to the other one by mistake.


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