I’m texting with my husband, who is stuck at home, while my youngest is in France with her school and my older daughter and I gallivant around Florida. We reach the restaurant just as I’m sending a text answering his question re: where we are going to eat. The phone service is sketchy here so I’m not sure if the message goes through.
After dinner, I check. My message hasn’t gone through. I resend it.
When I hear the ding that indicates he’s responded, I look down at the phone and see that not only did my text go through but another one, which I may or may not have written shows up from me to him. He responds to it and I am utterly confused. I text back that I didn’t send the last message and then another message (supposedly from me) shows up on the screen, which evokes an irritated reaction from the husband.
Bizarre. Why are these texts I didn’t write showing up as if I did? My mother and daughter suggest I reboot the phone. Which I do.
When I return to my texts, my husband has sent a text that says, “I’m confused.” I respond by telling him that I was too but I rebooted. Then I call him.
On the phone, he asks what the hell I meant by the last text. I look and there’s a text from me that says, “I wish I could reboot you before I get home.”
I’m confused. I tell my daughter, who is much smarter than I am. She says, “maybe someone has your iPad.”
Clearly, somebody has been bored at home without his wife and children. After I confront him, the husband laughs and admits to messing with me. I left my iPad at home. He said it has been dinging all week, so finally he decided to use it to play a trick on me.
I think he’s come up with a good idea if only I can figure out how to make it work.
Does anybody know of a way to reboot a pain-in-the-ass husband before returning home to him?
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