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What to Do When You Accidentely Text Your Co-Worker to Bring You a Blanket at Midnight

In terms of embarrassing things ever done, texting a co-worker late at night probably ranks among the highest. So when I, having just been told by my boyfriend not to forget my blanket before heading to bed, did just that and forgot my blanket, things took a turn for the worse.

I immediately realized my mistake as I crested the stairs. But, unwilling to brave the cold stairs a second time, I resignedly texted my boyfriend to bring my blanket, knowing full well he would make fun of me.

That’s when things really fell apart.

Glancing down to check the time, I registered that he was responding as my iPhone’s text screen displayed that standard “…” to indicate a response is being written. My eyes slid up to the name positioned at the top of the screen and my insides began to writhe in fear. For written there, clear as day, was the name, Scott.

Perhaps you think that my boyfriend’s name is Scott, however, you’d be incorrect. My boyfriend’s name is Jon, and Scott a manager on my team at work. And from what I’ve learned in my short 26 years, it’s considered rude to text someone at midnight. Especially when it’s a co-worker. Especially when it’s a text demanding a blanket.

So, crippling embarrassment and anxiety coiling through me, I did the only thing that made sense. I deleted the entire text conversation. That would work, right?


So, what could I do to make my situation better? Here are a few ideas that crossed my mind:

1. Delete the text conversation (unsuccessful)
2. Stomp on my phone until it’s little more than parts
3. Leave the country
4. Drive to Massachusetts, swap Scott’s phone out for a convincing replica, and convince him it was a dream
5. Write a blog about it to warn future generations of your folly

What do you think is the best way to deal with texting your co-worker to bring you a blanket at midnight?

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  1. tell him the mistake and apologize.

    1. I did! He was very understanding. I'm fortunate to work on a great team!


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