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This is a true story.
On my local news channel this morning, they reported a school going on lock down for several hours after receiving reports via text that a gunman was on his or her way. Long story short, the iPhone auto correct feature changed the last name of a person to “gunman”.
All I have to say is wow.
Ever accidentally entered someone’s number wrong in your phone? I have. Probably about three years ago, a good friend of mine gave me his old Blackberry Curve (this was before the greedy corporation that is AT&T started charging for media packages). I had been using a little rinky-dink flip phone, so my Blackberry was quite an upgrade (even now that I own an iPhone I still prefer the Blackberry).
The day that I got it, I went about the tedious task of entering all my contacts into the phone. My fingers were still adjusting to the QWERTY keyboard, for my previous phone had been one of those where you press the keys a million times just to get an ‘s’. Because of this, I mistakenly entered the number of a friend of mine named Stephen incorrectly. You as a reader should know, however, that myself and everyone else in the universe calls Stephen by his childhood nickname: Buddy.
Buddy just so happened to have a Blackberry like mine. So as I was trying to learn the ropes of using my new cell phone, I decided to text message him a question about it.
“I don’t know what you are talking about,” came the response. I tried rephrasing the question. “I really don’t know what you’re talking about. Who is this?” the person restated. Another thing you should know about Buddy is he is a jokester. So I automatically assumed he was just kidding around. Most people at this point would have realized that they had some how gotten ahold of the wrong number but this was not clicking in my brain.
“You know exactly who this is, quit messing with me,” I said. The person simply repeated: Who is this?
“Quit playing around, Buddy!!!” I messaged back, exasperated with his antics at this point.
The next message I received I am not able to repeat, but I’m sure you can imagine what was said. Then he tried calling me. For a split second, when I received the profanity riddled message, I ALMOST responded: Watch your mouth Buddy! Then it finally dawned on me. This was not Buddy. So when the phone rang, I quickly denied the call. I can only imagine what the person on the other end had been about to say.
Needless to say, I went through my contact list after this and looked up Buddy’s number. Sure enough, I had accidentally reversed two numbers. Amazing how two little numbers can make all the difference in who you are talking to!!!!