I was heading out of the office today to run a quick errand and I overheard two girls talking in the elevator:
Female Pandora Employee #1:”OMG Libby, last night–I accidentally text my boss thinking it was my boyfriend!”
Female Pandora Employee #2: “Oh, you’re kidding? I’ve totally done that before too.”
I thought this conversation was rather ironic given the instant messaging blunder I myself earlier this week:
I was trying to request some information from a director in my department and went to her office several times look for her. Finally, after peeking in her office window 4 times over the course of 2 hours (and seeing her in a lunch meeting all 4 times), I messaged someone who sits near her office and said,
“Hey, do you think you could let me know when so and so gets out of her office, I’ve gone over there so many times to ask her something and I’m beginning to look like a huge dummy…!”
So I send this message and a few minutes later I look down at my screen and see a message box with the person’s name on it who’s office I had been peeking into. I opened the message and realized…I HAD SENT THAT MESSAGE TO THE WRONG PERSON! Because I’d been thinking about so and so, I had accidentally sent the message to her, rather than the person I was asking to keep a look out. I was absolutely mortified, and decided to close the box, not say a word, and hope that if I wished hard enough, the message would self-destruct before it got to her.
I was wallowing in my over-dramaticism when so and so messages me and says, “hey, I’m back, come over and chat.” So I go over to her office and profusely apologize for making myself look so ridiculous and she says, “oh, don’t even worry about it, that happens to me all the time.”
So I’m wondering, does this really happen all the time? How are we accidentally texting our boyfriends sweet nothings and sending them to our bosses, exes, executives, etc?
Have you ever text your boss thinking it was someone else? Any more embarrassing stories than my own?