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Weird text from Dad ...

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whattodo10 · 02/02/2011 10:55

I have namechanged just in case anyone recognises me

I received a text from my Dad which was sent at around midnight last night saying "I have feelings for you"...

Obviously it wasn't meant for me (that would be weird). My dad has been married to my step mother for 30 years.

Should I just delete it and ignore ? Should I mention it to him ?


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whattodo10 · 02/02/2011 11:11

Anyone ?

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LadyGlencoraPalliser · 02/02/2011 11:14

Aaggh. I don't know. I think I'd ignore. Or you could text back saying - I think you must have sent this by mistake, and see what happens.

emmab5 · 02/02/2011 11:16

If it was my dad I would ask him about it f2f

MollysChambers · 02/02/2011 11:17

Oh dear.

I'd probably ignore.

You could confront him about it. Entirely up to you.

FGS don't tell anyone else though.

MackerelOfFact · 02/02/2011 11:29

Hmm. I'd let him know he'd sent it you to by mistake, if just to avoid getting any slightly more mentally-scarring ones. Ick.

The issue of your DF and SMs realtionship is none of your business IMO. Once he realises he can't even text-flirt properly, he might reconsider going down that route at all.

whattodo10 · 02/02/2011 11:40

MackerelofFact (love your name btw) - that was my initial thought. The txt made me feel slightly sick for more reasons than one. My dad is a bit of a technophobe (clearly !).

My mother cheated on him when they were married and he is normally so ...moral. I just can't believe he'd be so daft Sad

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whattodo10 · 02/02/2011 19:35

Bump for evening crowd

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BerryLellow · 02/02/2011 19:37

Would a breezy 'love you too Dad, see you soon' sort of thing work? Sort of letting him know it was sent to you, but that you haven't read it in that way?

A bit of a weird situation.

usualsuspect · 02/02/2011 19:40

I think I would ignore it

Sazisi · 02/02/2011 19:46

I would ring him up and ask what on Earth is going on. He might be on the verge of making a big mistake and need a reality check; or he might be terribly unhappy in his marriage.. either way, be good to talk about it to someone who cares.

catinboots · 02/02/2011 19:52

I'll probably get flamed here, but personally I'd try and get hold of his phone and see who the intended recipient was

IngridBergmann · 02/02/2011 19:55

Do you know anyone with an initial that would place them next to you in his contacts?

Hassled · 02/02/2011 19:58

Talk to him about it, gently but persistently.

whattodo10 · 02/02/2011 20:39

Thanks all

Still not sure what to do. I think if I speak to him about it, then I am potentially implicit in keeping a secret from my step mother (and half brothers).

I think I may ignore and see if he mentions it at all

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