One afternoon driving up I-81 from North Carolina to Maryland with my wife and kids, my cell phone pinged from a new text message.
I pulled the phone up to see who texted me and got quite a surprise when I saw the message, “Interested in Sex tonight?”
I had just gotten Sexted.
Note the earlier statement, my wife is in the car with me and for further clarity, back then she did not use text messaging, let alone “Sexting”
The cell phone number was not in my phone contacts, so I did not know who it was from. I quietly & joking thought, “This sucks for lots of reason.”
Becky asked me who texted me. “I don’t know,” which was an honest response. “What did they want?” was her next question.
My response of “Nothing important” was followed with another query for more information, mostly to break up the quietness of the ride. “Nothing,” I said again, “Come on, what did they want?” was her next question.
Now, being married for quite some time, I really have nothing to hide from Becky. I showed her the message on the screen.
She looked at me and started cajoling me even more with more questions of doubt to my initial response that I did not know who it was from.
I decided that the best way to put the line of questioning to bed was to call the cell phone back.
I called the number and because of the traffic and cajoling noise from within the car, I could not hear the name of the person when their voice mail answered. So I responded as most people would expect me to respond.
I left the following message, “Hey, I got your text message and appreciate the offer. I am traveling to Maryland with my wife and kids so I will have to take a rain check. Go ahead without me. I hope that you have fun by yourself.”
Fast forward about 1 month. I had a position to fill at one of my clients and I was interviewing a candidate for the position. This is a guy that I have known for years.
After the interview, I told him he had the job. You would have thought that I just given him a Million $$$. He thanked me for giving him the chance to prove he could do the job, especially after the text message he sent me.
I laughed to myself and told the guy that he was really lucky that I was still going to hire him, despite the two mistakes that he had made.
Mistake # 1 – He sexted me and nearly got me in trouble with my wife.
Mistake # 2 – He told me that he sexted me instead of leaving wondering what hot nubile chick had sexted me on purpose.