Friday, December 11, 2009

30 Tiny Truths - 4

4. Texts from the Last 20 Seconds or So.

You should always make sure to check that you're actually texting who you think you are.

Let me tell you a story.

I knew a guy once. Let's call him 'Dude.'
And I knew a girl once. Lets call her 'Pancake.'

Dude is a friend of fellow Gentleman Dan Strauss from college, who once joined Dan on a visit back home to DC.
Pancake was a girl we knew back in High School.
And at some point on this visit, probably at a show, they met.
They hit it off, as dudes and pancakes usually do, and some mouth to mouth action occurred.

It bears some mentioning that while not stupid, in some areas, Pancake was not always the brightest girl.

They stayed in touch, and sometime later, Dude made the long trip back from Michigan to get some head shots taken. Now, I'm sure they were some really good head shots, but I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that the real reason for the 521 mile ride, given that they have cameras in the Mid-West, was to see her.
And lo, in the midst of all that photography, he had a hotel room and she did spend much time there.

Then, one morning, Dude was laying in bed while Pancake went to the bathroom.
He got a text message, and saw that it was from Pancake.
"How odd." He thought, "to send me a text from the bathroom, when I'm right here."

And when he read it, it went something like this -

"I don't think it's going to work out with Dude. He's pretty weird."

That's right. She sent him that message, from the bathroom, while he was in the other room.
It was, of course, meant for her friend.

So when Pancake returned from the bathroom, all smiles, Dude looked at her, held up the phone and said "We should probably talk."
And much awkwardness was had by all.

Learn from Pancake.
Text responsibly.

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