Wrong Number January 1, 2011 7:29 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a Metafilter post or comment regarding a blog of text messages sent to the wrong number.

A few months ago someone posted a link to a blog set up by a young lady who receives text messages intended for people with her same name. It had something to do with the way her cell phone provider set up some kind of shortcut feature. She collects the messages and posts them to her blog. I can't seem to find it. Help please? Thanks.
posted by Colonel_Chappy to MetaFilter-Related at 7:29 PM (19 comments total)

The Leila Texts.
posted by mudpuppie at 7:37 PM on January 1, 2011


Oh by the way, I'm just sitting at home tonight with a fractured wrist and an extremely bruised arm and a tweaked back and am not good for much else, so if anyone needs help with other questions, just shoot!
posted by mudpuppie at 7:41 PM on January 1, 2011


Thank you so much! I'm sorry about your wrist/arm/back--feel better soon!
posted by Colonel_Chappy at 7:44 PM on January 1, 2011


This post is now about mudpuppie's injury. Kickboxing, street fighting, mountain climbing, or was there a mishap with say.... a fruit bat?
posted by cavalier at 7:58 PM on January 1, 2011


Ikea.
posted by mudpuppie at 8:03 PM on January 1, 2011




An Ikea employee broke your wrist? What did you do to precipitate that?
posted by AugustWest at 8:20 PM on January 1, 2011


Fucked up with an alan wrench something hard.
posted by The Whelk at 8:23 PM on January 1, 2011


Ikea, you say?

You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties

Get well soon, mudpuppie!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:28 PM on January 1, 2011


The other day I got a VM and the guy says, "Thanks for the package. I wanted to let you know that Paige's brother dropped dead so she's quite upset."

I had to call the guy back and tell him he had the wrong number. I wouldn't have bothered, but I figured the person he was calling might actually want the information that Paige's brother was dead.

The truly weird thing about this one is this is the second time this has happened to me. On my home answering machine I had some obviously choked up guy leave me a long rambling tear filled voice mail about how Wilbur was no longer with us.

Two different numbers, two different callers, years apart, but still, what are the chances of that?

I still have the "dropped dead" one on my iPhone. I was thinking about seeing if there was a way to extract this as an audio file.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:37 PM on January 1, 2011


> I was thinking about seeing if there was a way to extract this as an audio file.

You know you can just plug a 3.5 mm cable from your headphone jack to your computer mic in, and then use a free program like Audigy to capture a .wav file, right?
posted by Burhanistan at 9:45 PM on January 1, 2011


Eh, Audacity, rather. It's been awhile since I used it.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:51 PM on January 1, 2011




Fucked up with an alan wrench something hard.

Reminds me of my mechanic buddy Alyn, who re-labels every allen wrench drawer he finds with "Alyn Wrenches."
posted by mollymayhem at 11:16 PM on January 1, 2011


Yikes, get better mudpuppie!

I once got a VM from a sad-voiced little kid asking his Dad if he was still going to come to his birthday. He sounded so dejected yet hopeful, I wished I could go over there and give him a damn present. Or a hug. :(
posted by Wuggie Norple at 6:46 AM on January 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


They're called alan keys over here. That ain't no wrench.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 7:28 PM on January 2, 2011


Didn't he run for president?
posted by maryr at 7:52 PM on January 2, 2011


Alan Keyes got screwed.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 10:32 PM on January 2, 2011


I got a text on New Year's Eve that said: "Happy New Year to your big junk. Yum." I replied: "Thanks! But you've got the wrong number. Heh." The response? "Whatevs." Unfortunately, my girlfriend wasn't the least bit jealous.
posted by Floydd at 7:01 AM on January 3, 2011


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