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How has a mobile phone wrecked your life?

(, Thu 30 Jul 2009, 12:14)
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A happy tale
My last few efforts on QOTW seem to be all fluffy and nice and unfortunately (perhaps) this is no exception.

There we were, blokes drinking heavily, sat smoking around the table (as you could in them days) and having much fun. One of my chums goes off for a wee. Jumping at the chance to add extra comical value to the evening I took advantage of his absense by grabbing his phone and texting his dad. It was nothing nasty, just something along the lines of 'I LOVE YOU DAD, MISS YOU LOTS xoxox'

HO HO HO!!! How we laughed. Chris (for that is his name) didn't laugh that much. It turns out (and this is why such pranks can go badly wrong) that he hadn't spoken to or seen his dad for about 4 years following a rather spectacular falling out. Needless to say I felt like a bit of twat, apologised and bought him a pint. He explained what happened (I won't bore you with that bit) and then his phone beepety beeped.

It was his dad.

I MISS YOU TOO SON. PLEASE COME SEE ME SOMETIME. LOVE DAD.

Chris was a bit stunned and went very quiet and disappeared off the toilet, returning a bit red-eyed.

He had spoken to his dad (in a drunken stupor) and agreed to go round the next day, and he did.

He met his half brother and sister for the 1st time ever, cleared the air with his dad, was Best Man at his wedding and is now in regular contact and they all lived happily ever after.

The End.

Quick Edit: Before this, whenever he spoke of his dad he was actually refering to his stepdad (he lived with his mum still back then) so I thought thats who I was texting.
(, Fri 31 Jul 2009, 15:56, closed)
Aw nice one :)

(, Fri 31 Jul 2009, 16:44, closed)
He hadn't spoken to his dad for 4 years, yet kept his mobile number on his phone?

(, Fri 31 Jul 2009, 17:29, closed)
Perfectly reasonable. I've got numbers on mine
of people I haven't spoken to for a decade. It syncs with my computer address book, and I don't delete old contacts.
(, Sat 1 Aug 2009, 3:39, closed)
I've ..
...got mates in mine who are dead. Seems wrong to delete them.
(, Sun 2 Aug 2009, 11:19, closed)
Christ...
I'd have trouble doing the same.
Thinking about it makes me feel a bit sad.
(, Thu 6 Aug 2009, 0:16, closed)
So in a way
it was the least successful prank ever.
(, Sat 1 Aug 2009, 5:33, closed)
Well done Apel over age (haha),
Missed the point completely....
(, Tue 4 Aug 2009, 13:48, closed)
Don't question apeloverage
Just don't.
(, Thu 6 Aug 2009, 3:52, closed)
That
is bloody brilliant. And has made me very happy early on a sunday morning!

Have a click for your reuniting powers!
(, Sat 1 Aug 2009, 11:20, closed)

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