Sunday, March 25, 2012

Before You Hit Send

In this world of multiple forms of communication and technology at our fingertips, it's 100 times easier to make an ass out of ourselves than it used to be. Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, texting; we don't like to wait for things. This is the generation of multi-tasking to the extreme. Therein can lie the problem of message fails. You know, when you are having 4 conversations at once and send through a message in the WRONG window to an unintended recipient. Some of these situations can lead to embarrassment.

How would I know? Well, embarrassing things happen to me pretty much daily. A few have involved text fails. Once I was intending to send a message to my mother about what she wanted from Bath and Body Works. I got a perplexed reply from a top friend of mine instead. Oops. Of course, it could be much worse if it'd been reversed and some sort of spanking content went to my mother. There was another time where I did send something about an upcoming spanking trip to a coworker with a very similar name in my phonebook as the intended spanko friend. Fortunately, it wasn't too explicit to out me in any way.

I was chatting with a friend about this whole subject of text fails, updating her on an embarrassing situation that had occurred. The conversation led to us discussing picture messages. On occasion, I've sent a picture message of my bruised bottom to a spanko friend. Now THAT would be hard to talk your way out of if it went to the wrong person. We were both cracking up imagining the scenario that could lead to. I'll share here our hypothetical situation of a picture message getting into the wrong hands.

I'm at my desk at work, sending a picture of my bottom to a friend after my latest spanking. My co-worker comes out of her office and approaches me.

Coworker: "What is that picture you just sent me? Is that your butt? Why are you so bruised?"

Me: Shit! "Um, that's not me."

Coworker: "In this picture, those are the clothes you are wearing right now. And that's our office bathroom in the background!"

Me: Continue denial. "Uh, I don't know what you're talking about. That's not me. You know what it must be, um, my phone got stolen. And hacked..."

Coworker: "I can see your phone right there on your desk."

Me: Fuck. "Okay, here's the thing. I get spanked sometimes. But it's totally fine, it's all consensual."

Coworker: "What? Oh my God! You should call the police!"

Me: "Uh, one of the guys who spanks me IS the police."

Yeah, there's just no way out of that. We thought it could be made into a digital short shown at spanking parties about safety in communication. "Before You Hit Send." Lol. And then at the end, we could have Smokey the Bear pop out. "Only YOU can prevent texting fails!"


And remember, pay attention in your multi-tasking or be prepared for some possibly embarrassing moments.

15 comments:

sarah thorne said...

I've sent the wrong thing in a yahoo instant message box, but as a rule, I keep my texting pretty vanilla, even with spanko friends. When referencing any kind of spanko activity, I speak in circles, much like I would in a vanilla environment where someone may be listening in. Code words. Because, you know, I am aware that I also do not know who has access to the phone of my recipient, even if it gets to the right place.

I would NEVER send a spanking photo over text. Same reason as above - I would have no idea who else would have access to that phone. And I was just given even better reason the other day after reading an article about some cell companies spying on people's phones (particularly their pics) and using them to show other co-workers and laugh!

sarah

Marne said...

Very funny, Lea! I can imagine some VERY embarrassing situations. I needed a good laugh today.

Hugs -

Marne

Dragon's Rose said...

and now you know why I don't Text. But I have been known to send my brother a message intended for my husband on FB messaging. His reply was simply "TMI sis" Love my little brother.

Emen said...

So funny! On the other side, have you ever just thought "I'm going to cross the streams and be damned?" I was YMing a spanko friend and laughing hysterically cause I kept hitting Enter and it was sending every letter I tapped. Which she actually understood.

My wonderful Vanilly husband who I love very much said "What the hell are you doing? " Took every ounce of control not to say "just messaging some hot chick I met online who likes to get her butt beat like I do."

Of course I would NEVER do that.

Yeah. Never say never.

joeyred51 said...

I was busted yesterday writing a spanking story on my iPad. The person asked, "So, what are you writing?"
"Ah," "I am writing a short story."

He asked, What is it about?"

Me: "An academy of college students."

"I would like to read it."

Me, "Sure, as soon as I am finished."

Right? And as soon as pigs can fly.

joey

Lea said...

@sarah, Still keeping code talk is probably a good idea. I've actually had that thought before about what the people over at T-mobile are seeing.

@Marne, Yes indeed, embarrassing things happen to me ALL the time. Boy, do I have some stories. ;-)

@Dragon's Rose, Haha, hopefully it wasn't awkwardly explicit.

@Emen, Lol. Though it could be humorous to some, I'd still be conflicted about pushing that knowledge on someone who can't un-know it.

@joey, Haha, quick on your feet! Hopefully they don't ask about it again. I hate when people ask who I'm texting or what I'm doing on my phone. Butt out!

ronnie said...

Oh would be so embarrassing. Have sent wrong text to people but luckily nothing to do with TTWD.
I did once send P a picture of my bottom after a spanking then deleted from sent items. P didn't mention it so I asked him about it and he said no he hadn't received it. I was in a right tizzy thinking who'd I'd sent it to. Later he told me he was only joking he had received it.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

Hermione said...

Sarah has given some great advice. I'm so glad I don't do texting or have a mobile phone.

Any non-explicit emails I receive in my spanko account that I would like to share are first forwarded to my vanilla account, then passed along after removing any traces of "Hermione".

Kitty said...

That would be so wild if your pic got sent to the wrong person, lol!

I enjoyed the pretend dialog you made up, too.

Love,
Kitty

Lea said...

@ronnie, What a tease P is! ;-)

@Hermione, I've often had to forward emails within accounts too, deleting my name off of it.

@Kitty, Glad you enjoyed it! I found it quite humorous. ;-)

Dave Wolfe said...

Yes, Lea, those kind of errors could lead to a spanking!

I'm with Hermione, I don't have a mobile phone, nor do I text nor Twitterpate. In fact, I'm typing this on a Remington Manual with a reversible ribbon.

Lea said...

@Dave Wolfe, You always make me have to Google things! ;-)

Newt Kai said...

I have this issue with texting sometimes. LOL. That Smokey the Bear image had me giggling like a clown. This was a great post. :)

Newt

Ana said...

LOL! Your dialogue made me laugh, too.

I was just telling a friend yesterday about an "oops" moment that I was able to pass off as a joke, but it could have been a lot worse! My work supervisor said she wanted to talk to me, and I said in a very meek voice, "I didn't do it!" Exactly the way I would have said to my disciplinarian. Luckily the supervisor assumed I was joking and laughed, but I couldn't stop blushing. I've also called a friend "ma'am" once by accident...only because I wasn't thinking. Luckily she didn't say anything, but each time I've thought omg what if it had been worse!

Lea said...

@Newt, Hehe, too bad I don't have Photoshopping skills, I could've replaced the shovel with a paddle. ;-)

@Ana, Those moments can be funny to look back on, but certainly embarrassing at the time. Lol. Thanks for stopping by!