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JemimaPuddly Tue 31-May-16 14:15:28

I have just sent an email about someone to that person. I was attempting to send it to my friend but hit reply and not forward. I am mortified!

Please tell me if you have ever done this and the worst example of this to make me feel better! My stomach is in knots I'm so ashamed.

DumbDailyMail Tue 31-May-16 14:21:07

I've a rule that I NEVER write down anything that I wouldn't mind being made public. It's too easy to press the wrong button and send things to the wrong recipient. Once something is written down and sent into cyberspace you can't unwritten them.

Even though I regularly name change I don't even post 'questionable' comments on Mumsnet.

I hope your comments weren't too bad.

JemimaPuddly Tue 31-May-16 14:22:48

I'm adopting your rule as of now!


Pinkheart5915 Tue 31-May-16 14:23:43

I sent DH a very naughty text about the evening ahead and earlier that morning I'd been texting DH receptionist to see what time his last appointment was and I sent the naughty text to his receptionist.

whois Tue 31-May-16 14:24:06

I sent a text meant to my friend, about my boyfriend. To my boyfriend. It wasn't tooooo bad but wasn't exactly what I would have wanted him to know I shared either. We moved past it.

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Tue 31-May-16 14:25:31

I did that once. I'd been texting my then boyfriend and managed to reply to a friend who had a HUGE crush on me instead of forwarding to said boyfriend.

I was mortified. I think I styled it out though, and this was 15 years ago so I'm a lot more careful now!

PrivatePike Tue 31-May-16 14:27:16

Makes me feel anxious just thinking about it! shock When I was a teenager, I sent a slightly mean text (gossipy, using a silly nickname) about, let's say, Sarah, to Megan. Except yes, I carefully sent it to Sarah.

Years later, my friendship with both is going strong, but I still feel panicky thinking about it.

PrivatePike Tue 31-May-16 14:29:41

I also went through a weird, insecure phase of pretending to send wrong texts to my boyfriend, sort of cool, popular sounding texts - or ones to made up other guys. 'Hey Paul, great to see you the other night', quickly followed by...'OOOPS Boyfriend, that wasn't meant for you haha! :s'

Cringe Cringe Cringe, what a saddo.

Ramblesoften Tue 31-May-16 14:38:32

I remember a few years back texting my man at the time after I had been to weight watchers one lunch,
Can't remember what he said but my response was
Sent it to my Mum!

ceeveebee Tue 31-May-16 14:44:10

I once worked with someone who hated our boss. After a particularly crap day she sent me a text saying "boss name is such a twat" - only she didn't send it to me, she sent it to him, aargh!!

ouchieouchie Tue 31-May-16 14:49:35

I sent a 'seductive' pose to my son's (young teen) friend once.

I had my son's old phone, and thought I was sending it to my male friend. He was the only one with that intial in my sim, not realising I was using the phone's contacts. I wasn't undressed or anything, just sat on my bed, in PJs, hair in rags, and pouting. I wrote 'here's a little something for you'. God knows what the hell said friend thought when he received it!

ComtesseDeSpair Tue 31-May-16 15:00:08

Applogise, OP. You can't pretend it didn't happen, but you can show you have the balls to own your mistake, acknowledge it was wrong and try to put it right.

I once wrote out a text to my friend about the first date I'd had the day before, which had gone so well that I'd finished the night by sucking his cock in a side street down by the Thames. And then promptly sent it to my boss whose name began with the same first three letters. It was excruciating. I sent a follow up text basically saying, "please invest in some brain bleach and let's never speak of this again". On Monday morning he cheerily asked "good weekend?" as he always did, with more of a glint in his eye than usual, to which I replied "yes, thanks" with more suppressed laughter than usual; and then the world kept turning. I was fortunate that we had a good relationship generally and I suspect that he probably suspected already that I had a bit of a riske private life.

shovetheholly Tue 31-May-16 15:00:40

I once sent an email to my partner at the time that said 'Oh my God, I can't wait to move away so I never have to see X again - he's a sociopath'. Only I didn't send it to my partner but to X.


I also had a secretary who insisted on plastering the kitchen with various notes prohibiting us from doing just about anything in there, all written in this horrible cutesy font. So the next time she sent round a circular email with the latest diktat, I wrote 'Jesus Christ on a bendy bus' in the same font and sent it to my friend. Only I didn't actually do that last part - I managed to 'reply all'.

I still scream very loudly but silently inside when I think about both of them.

AlwaysDancing1234 Tue 31-May-16 15:04:46

20 years ago and I still cringe thinking about it....

I had been to visit parents on the train with my sister, very long journey and she was really really getting on my nerves.

I text boyfriend having a right moan about "sister really doing my fucking head in I wish she'd shut the fuck up about her precious job and idiot boyfriend".

Hit send. Then watched in horror as her phone pinged and she read the message is sent to her by accident. Rest of journey was veerrrryy awkward!!

DailyMailEthicalFail Tue 31-May-16 15:05:14

We had a big builders bill to pay.
H announced he was leaving me.
I texted him to say: 'don't think you can run out on that big builders bill'.
To the builder. Who was round next day for his cheque.

2nd time: I described someone as being 'that old witch who is as much use as a chocolate teapot, and with a catsbum face to boot'. To my Mum.
and then sent it to that someone, with whom I had an upcoming meeting.
Rather a frosty meeting later that week (during which she wore a catsbum face).

I really shouldn't be let out.

AlwaysDancing1234 Tue 31-May-16 15:06:04

Wow some of these make mine look fine!

Bee182814 Tue 31-May-16 15:17:16

Not me but my best friend once hit the last dialled number on her phone thinking she was calling me (I should mention that the reception wasn't very good) she went on a rant about how she had just visited an old friend and how unclean this persons house was, how they had gained weight, etc. Got cut off at some point due to the bad reception. Obviously sods law dictates that it wasn't me she had called. It was the person she had just visited. I got an odd call from her a few minutes after this had happened asking me how to get back to the motorway. When she realised she had called me that time and questioned who she had been on the phone to on the first call the penny dropped. No way put of that one really. .....

ConkerTriumphant Tue 31-May-16 15:19:06

I met a bloke after coming out of a bad break up. We arranged a first date for a few days later.
On that morning, new bloke sent a lovely text saying how he was looking forward to seeing me later.

I sent my best friend a copy of his lovely text, followed up by another text saying that new bloke was 'going to be divorce therapy on legs and he should be available on the NHS'. Only I sent it to him instead of my friend.

I still remember going hot and cold and desperately pressing buttons on my old Nokia, trying to cancel it blush

Dani240 Tue 31-May-16 15:25:19

When we were organising our wedding my DH tried to forward me an email from the church that we wanted to marry at, saying "We need to demonstrate a meaningful connection to the church - I won't mention the time when I was younger that me and my mates broke a stained glass window there and legged it" - this was followed by a very risque comment to me blush

He of course hit reply instead of forward and sent it to the vicar blush

Dani240 Tue 31-May-16 15:26:08

I should add that they broke the window with a misplaced football, not out of malice!

JessieMcJessie Tue 31-May-16 15:27:03

I suppose not too bad in the scheme of some of the cringey stuff on here (respect to the poster who managed to keep working with a boss who knew what she was getting up to in riverside alleys!) but I did recently send an email to my DH forwarding our plumber's massive bill and complaining about how I thought he had strung the job out unnecessarily.

Unfortunately instead of pressing "forward" I'd pressed "reply" and it went straight to the plumber. I only realised when the plumber replied 10 minutes later with a very defensive email explaining why it had taken so long. Funnily enough we paid in full straight away.

happypoobum Tue 31-May-16 15:34:52

I have done this.

I fronted it out - called my friend immediately, explained what I had done and begged her forgiveness. What I had written wasn't bitchy, but I was taking the piss out of her and it was unkind. blush

Never again.

HyacinthBouquetNo1 Tue 31-May-16 15:38:02

I haven't but I have been the recipient. It as my Dad, he was sending a really rude, dirty, disgusting sex email to someone he was chatting with online (and it wasn't my stepmother) and he accidentally sent it to everyone in his email address book! I am not sure he has ever realised as I have never mentioned it to him but maybe other people did. Have never seen him in the same light since.

Judydreamsofhorses Tue 31-May-16 15:40:38

Not especially bad, but I sent a text meant for my friend Rachel to my boss's boss, whose name also started "RA". I started off by saying "hi sweetie", then went on to ask him to bring wine and crisps to my house that night so we could get drunk. He didn't reply - or bring any wine.

Goingtobeawesome Tue 31-May-16 16:24:50

Conker?!?! Was he??

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