Monday, January 10, 2011

Why Old People Should not be Allowed to Text...

My mom just recently sold my childhood home. Yeah, she got hitched and moved in with her new husband so she had to sell the house.


Sad.


While getting the house ready to sell, they realized the house needed a new roof. Her real estate agent, who's name is Rex (relevant later), suggested which roofers to go through so she hired them and they got the job done.


Why am I telling you this? Well a couple weeks after she moved she gets a text from one of her old neighbors. This neighbor's roof had a pretty bad leak and part of his roof actually caved in so he was asking if my mom was happy with the roofers she went through.


My mom replied to his text telling him that they did a good job so the neighbor asks for their phone number. Well my mom had no idea who the roofers were (she's really old) but she knew that her agent Rex would. So she started typing a text back:


"I don't know who the roofers are but I can give you Rex's number..."


But instead of writing Rex, she accidentally wrote sex. Amazingly, despite her old age, she realized her mistake and went back to fix it, but instead of hitting the delete button, she hit the send button instead. So my neighbor received the following text:


"I don't know who the roofers are but I can give you sex"


You didn't know my mom was such a giver did you? She felt so bad for the guy that she offered him sex. How nice of her!


Well, this neighbor is married and had been my mom's neighbor for over 24 years so luckily for her, he understood her very old state and knew it was a mistake. He replied:


"LOL, just wait until my wife gets home!"


And a few hours later, both parties were still laughing about it, my mom receives a text from his wife:


"Stay away from my husband! You've got your own now remember?"





Oh mom. I guess now you know where I get it from.

22 comments:

Rebecca Jo said...

...& that's the story of how "Swingers" get their start ;)

There is a site that has some mess ups from auto-correct & some are HILARIOUS!!!!

I have a girl in my youth group whose name is Jordan & it always comes up "Korean" ... that is now her new nickname

Kristina P. said...

She needs to send that to "Damn You, Autocorrect!"

blueviolet said...

That is so funny! I'm glad he knew it was a mistake!

Queenie Jeannie said...

LOL!! Hysterical!!

Tiffany said...

And this is why my parents don't text! Who knows what they'd be sending off to people!

Shell said...

That is hilarious!

Pricilla said...

What would we do without our moms to make us laugh?

singedwingangel said...

roflmbo soooo one that needs to go on damnyouautocorrect.com

dani said...

You just made my day. Well, you and your mom. Hilarious!

Stephanie Faris said...

HILARIOUS. His response is kinda funny, too, though. Just wait until my wife gets home could definitely be misconstrued...

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I so knew that was what was coming, but then I just had to laugh at the wording!!! hehe

So lucky that wife was cool. Can you just imagine if a jealous wife would have got that before the husb.

hehe

Nana said...

I KNEW your mom was trouble! When you guys came to my house for those scrapbook classes..... she propositioned me. I didn't want to say anything.

Yes, you CAN be a part of our family for the low cost of $50.00 plus shipping and handling. (Am I spelling correctly? it's been too long)

Speaking of handling, handeling, handling... who is the guy you are hugging in your Thanksgiving pics?

Red Stethoscope said...

Hey there! I just found your site and I was literally laughing out loud at this post. Thank goodness for neighbors with a sense of humor!

Lee said...

I did something similar recently, but that really takes the cake. I'm STILL laughing.

Stacy Uncorked said...

I'm laughing so hard I actually snorted! And hubby had to know what was so funny, so I read it to him...and could hardly get the words out I was laughing so hard!

Thank your mom for the awesome belly laugh, willya? She's a peach! ;)

And yes - like mother like daughter! >;)~

Mandy said...

LOL Hilarious. I love when parents try to use technology and fail. :)

Kasey said...

That is so funny!!!

Hernandez Family said...

Who was the neighbor cause I know I know them.

A friend of mine was trying to teach her mom how to text. She was learning how to shorten words and instead of come she put cum. Completely different meanings!

yulz said...

LOL

My father is way too YOUNG when it comes to sms word :p huhu sometimes I even asked my friends to translate 'em for me

Wehrle said...

Oh MY GOSH!!! That is hilarious!! Me and Lance were dying when I was reading it to him. I am curious about the neighbors though... seriously funny!

Janalyn and Rob said...

That is so funny!

Have you seen whenparentstext.com yet? It's hilarious!

I have a few texts from my Mom that ought to be on there.

nicole said...

haha, I just barely read this...funny!!! Even funnier because I know who it was! Good times.....good neighbors :)