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On a Friday night at work, my husband Rick (a TV news anchor) had 3 missed calls from the same number. And then a text from the same number. From someone he does not know.

But she was positive she had the right number. And she did go on to clarify. At length.

I think the takeaway here is that Monique is bad news and is always out to sabotage one of her friends. Which is totally not cool and now I’m super pissed at Monique, despite not knowing her at all. But we ladies can’t be out sabotaging each other. Right?

But again, this is all being texted to Rick’s work phone. And he tries to clarify once more time that she has the wrong number.


That’s it.

That’s all he gets after investing himself in the whole saga. Just an “ok.” No, “Thanks for listening.” Or “What do you think now that you’ve read the whole situation?” Or “Please don’t tell Monique any of this.”

Just an, ok.

Well, at the very least, I hope she now watches her news on CBS channel 4.

3 Responses to people have a lot to say when they text

  • Judy P says:

    I zoned out after a bit. I’m not even sure what the point of any of this is so perhaps I need more clarification (ha). It sounds very overwrought and full of drama (if only in the writer’s imagination). Do you think she’ll find the right guy to text and write that all down again? Kudos to Rick for not making things up to text back to her. I’d be tempted. “Actually I’m just biding my time with Shanique. It’s you I’m interested in.”

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