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Joy of Text

Text message conversations with Mr. Wrong Number.

About 3am – WHERE R U RIGHT NOW?

9 am – Who is this?

10 am
– ITS NATE
– I don’t know a Nate
– OH MUST HAVE PUT IN THE RONG NUMBER NICE TO MEET U, WERE DO U LIVE?
– Canberra, and you?
– PERTH WAT DO U DO?

11.30 am
– Work for the govt. And you?
– IM A STOREMAN I WALK AROUND ALL DAY, HOW OLD R U?
– Almost 25.
– COOL SO WAT DO U DO FOR THE GOV?
– It’s a secret. I have to go now.
– SO UR GONNA LEAVE ME HANGIN?
– Yes. Sorry.

1 pm
– SO ANYTHING U WANNA KNO?
– Umm. Is the weather nice in Perth?
– YEAH IF U LIKE RAIN AND I DO SO DO U WANNA KNOW HOW OLD I AM?
– Ok
– WEL I LOOK 20 I ACT LIKE IM 5 BUT IM 17
– Groovy. I have to go now.
– CYAH HAVE FUN

3 pm
– ALL WORK AND DULL PLAY MAKES U DULL WOMAN ๐Ÿ™‚
– SORRY IF IM DISTURBIN U BUT IM AT WORK AND IM BORED
– No worries.

4.15 pm
– SO WATS IT LIKE?
– What’s what like?
– TALKIN TO A 17 YR OLD THAT LIVES ON THE OTHA SIDE OF THE COUNTRY
– Bloody weird.
– TIS AINT IT AND THE FACT THAT IM 17 DONT BOTHA YOU?
– Age doesn’t matter in text messages.
– TO SOME PEOPLE IT DOES

Hmm. Yes. Good lord, I am desperate for conversation today. I am used to having Instant Messaging programs on my work computer and blathering away all day long. But I don’t have installation rights on this computer. No chit chat. Instead I play with my phone and talk to young boys with their caps lock on. How very sad.

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36 thoughts on “Joy of Text

  1. how starved of entertainment are you? you should come and work here and have things like what happened today, happen to you! (see the blog, then you’ll know.) or send me your mobile number and i’ll sms you.

    oh yeah, first post, woohoo!!

  2. if you are that starved for conversation we could email each other back and forth while i am at work. although we have an ‘internal email only’ policy i don’t think they would care too much… everyone else does it damnit ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Shaunilicious! M’dear, I can read your blog, at my leisure, in my kitchen, whilst eating honey biscuits. How much does this rock? I forgot how marvellous it was to have my very own connection.

    How come no intriguing strangers/pimply 17 year olds never random message me? I’m so disappointed

  4. I’ve only had that happen to me once. It started with:

    “Sex is good
    sex is fine,
    doggy style
    or 69.
    Just 4 fun
    or getting paid
    everyone
    likes getting laid.
    So if u want me
    in the sack,
    lick your lips
    and text me back”.

    After a few texts back and forth, she deemed me to be too young for her. Not that I minded. It was a wrong number, after all.

  5. my favourite ever random message was ‘telstra wishes to inform you that your birth has been in error. please take yourself to the nearest hospital to have this error rectified’
    hehe.

  6. Okay, just coming back from a walk, barely awake this morning, and I read this? Shauny, what the hell? Please tell me you’re not falling into old habits. Surely all the people who work there aren’t vultures, satyrs or assorted wilderbeasts. This is a three month gig, no? Well, in my book, that seems grounds enough to lobby for some effective bedroom tangoing, should you find a good heart, effective thrust maneuver and jaunty buttocks. If not that, then at the very least you could actually talk to people around there and make a few more work friends so you aren’t fiddling with a soulless cell phone all day! Should you find Mr. Not Psychotic GQ, then this might be a way to nip two problems in the bud.

  7. ed! the bosses were at a big meeting. many people were at a training course. the rest were at farewell drinks for some subcontracting company that was invitation only. the office was dead!

    always so quick to assume the worst of me…

  8. well done, thou governmental web mistress you! – give us the contact url and I’ll be giving this guy a run for his money!
    nice to hear you’re keeping a strictly independent stance on all things cyber!

  9. ahh i miss instant messaging as well.. used to be able to do it on here but no more. used to be able to do it at home, but have a girlfriend now and shes better company. still…

  10. why don’t *I* get random 17 year olds texting me? i could do with one.. being 17 and all. (preferably one that can spell and lives in south-east england though, please.)

  11. You didn’t put in the bit where you told him your name, it appears. Maybe you were a little more desperate for “conversation” than this represents, with all those bits left out.

  12. hi “anon”. i have no problem in admitting i was desperate for “conversation”, but for the sake of the reader, i am not going to put in every bloody word and make the entry too long.

  13. Hilarious entry as usual, Shauny. You’re definitely the poster girl for pithy blog-style entertainment and laughs. You have obviously mastered the art of knowing what to say and whta not to say -unlike some ppl. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. It’s a bit harsh and rude to call someone “desperate” after a five second psycho-analysis of a person’s blog entry… Couldn’t have used a little more tact?

  15. I think real desperation lies with the anonymous soul who accuses a stranger, little realizing that his cowardice reveals just how threadbare the rope, masquerading as a plentiful climbing spool but somehow tightening around his neck due to his own incompetence, is.

    Shauny, don’t let the bastards get you down.

  16. What I want to know is, how do the two of you afford it? *boggles* Especially a 17 yr old…

    If I ever have a random conversation with someone via sms, I really hope they don’t use caps, and they can spell. Otherwise it’ll be a short conversation

  17. coz my optus plan gives me $30 calls/sms/whateverilikes every month, and i rarely make calls, so i just sms ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. No installation rights on your computer at work? You poor poor girl… I would die of boredom at my work if I didn’t have icq and various internet interests to keep me occupied. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. http://go.icq.com

    For all your ICQ-related work-boredom releiving needs…

    I also found one for yahoo messenger once, could prolly find it again if necessary… Couldn’t find one for MSN unfortunately…

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