As long as people have smartphones, they will keep texting the wrong numbers. Whether it's a person who didn't know they were given a fake one at a bar or someone who honestly made a typo, it's inevitable.

But as natural as it sounds, receiving such a text is always a surprise. So, to prepare you for this moment, Bored Panda has compiled a list of screenshots of some of the most unexpected wrong number messages. We're talking warnings in the form of a grape photo, and never-ending announcements of incoming chili. You know, the good stuff. After going through these, believe me, no random stranger will catch you off guard via text.

Continue scrolling to check out the entries and be sure to fire up our earlier list about the funniest wrong number texts, too!

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Adam C
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3 months ago

We all want to be updated on this one.

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So how is one supposed to answer to a misdirected text? Out of all the ways to handle it, politely letting the offending party know what happened is the kindest route you can take. Typically, they will probably either apologize and immediately cut ties or send a novel filled with uncertainty and insecurities. So if you choose the noble route, be ready for the consequences.

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Mainecoonsandhuskies
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3 months ago

thats a good response tho

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But if you're positive you don't know this person, so can use the prime opportunity to... be a dick about it. If that's what your heart demands, of course. However, remember that there's a real human being with real feelings on the other end and you have no idea what condition their mental state might be in. And, of course, they have your phone number. So naturally, there are limits.

When in doubt, a simple "sorry, I think you have the wrong number" should (hopefully) be enough. But if things start to get out of hand, you can always call your service provider and have that particular number blocked.

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Joran Quinten
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3 months ago

Needs more upvotes, this one

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chi-wei shen
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3 months ago

Still a better love story than Twilight.

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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3 months ago

Cheese helps people bond.

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3 months ago

😂he’s dead 💀 😅

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3 months ago

Hahaha, took them a while to realise.

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#8

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chi-wei shen
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3 months ago

Celebrating the Spaghetti monster by jumping naked over a fire? Seems to be an interesting cult.

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Mainecoonsandhuskies
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3 months ago

a lot of these are helpful to one of them

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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3 months ago

Dark humor at it's best

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Mainecoonsandhuskies
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3 months ago

oh man i broke down at I THOUGHT YOU HAD THE BABY

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chi-wei shen
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3 months ago

That person tried to fire Donald. There are many people who want to get rid of Donald.

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Láďa Durchánek
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3 months ago

The punishment for ignoring the warning is terrible.

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JessG
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3 months ago

I need to know the following response!!!

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chi-wei shen
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3 months ago

Congratulations and good luck for the future.

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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3 months ago

He even looks confused. Priceless

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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3 months ago

So supportive!

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troufaki13
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3 months ago

What a great advice! I'll keep it in mind!

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Hilary Mol
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3 months ago

"If you're not the person I'm trying to text, why do you have this number?"

Monday
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3 months ago

Give the number back to the person I'm trying to text or I'll call the police

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Marshk
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3 months ago

Haha this happened to me once and then they asked me for the "right number" XD

Seabeast
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3 months ago

I had a sad but surreal conversation in the hospital that was a bit like this. An elderly lady with dementia in the next bed kept waking up not knowing where she was. I would reassure her each time that she was in hospital and they were taking good care of her. One time she said "How do you know I'm in the hospital?" In a suspicious voice. I replied "Because I broke my ankle and I'm in the same hospital." That answer satisfied her until morning

Jason Doakes
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3 months ago

"Hello? Is this John Smith's line?" "No, I'm sorry, it's not" "Why did you pick up, then?"

YesItsMe
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3 months ago

I once had a call from an older lady who tried to reach some of her friend (?). I had to tell her several times, that she called to wrong number but she didn't believe me. After a while she finally said "fine, but it's you who have a wrong number" and hangs her phone :D

JessG
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3 months ago

Seems we have a bit of a dumb dumb on our hands here

Marvaree Bailey
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3 months ago

Someone once replied to me " it's not the wrong number, it's the wrong person !" Don't be mad at me cuz you're stupid, lmao

Eirik Johnsbråten
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3 months ago

Siri, define "wrong number".

Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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3 months ago

*scoffs*😂*suffocates on my laughter*

hayden
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1 month ago

Does she need to go back to shcool?

Chocoholic
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3 months ago

I've seen this one before, but it never fails to crack me up XD

Liz Sahlin
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3 months ago

I think I will use my dumbrella on that texter. 🙄

Jace
Community Member
3 months ago

It’s like “how are we not communicating here”...

elfin
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3 months ago

I don't think the problem is with the number. It's with the sender.

Donald Holder
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3 months ago (edited)

Some people are so dence.

John Shannon
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3 months ago

But it's your phone!

Danny Heath
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3 months ago

Who's on first?

Christine Ladyman
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3 months ago

Even basic common sense evades some...😥

Ramona Rhein
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3 months ago

Duh.

Taylor Harley (TayHD)
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3 months ago

why is this not at No 1 !!??

Regina Phalange
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3 months ago

thats good bcz it gives the person time to take a better picture!

ArhomR
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3 months ago

Texter be, “Is this the party to whom I’m texting?” How polite.

SaraFromHell
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3 months ago

Omg!😂 idiot!😂

BG
Community Member
3 months ago

Boomer took a photo of the screen of a phone displaying a photo and sent it as an SMS.

Mishte Tine
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3 months ago

Seriously - how do people get texts from wrong random numbers? I tried to do it - it doesn’t work. I’m confused.

Davor Jelacic
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3 months ago

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He is on to something here, should change the expression to wrong person

Joran Quinten
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3 months ago

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Schedule person is technically correct!

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Manasvi Tupe
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3 months ago

This is so sweet! I love this one!!

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Pseudo Puppy
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3 months ago

"you know you're telling a literal stranger about your dick right now, so I don't think the 9 inches was the problem tbh"..... brilliant! :D

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Kayla J
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3 months ago

gonna start texting wrong numbers until I get llama pictures

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#23

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Scagsy
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3 months ago

Should be a movie quote. Sounds a bit Tarantino-ey

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chi-wei shen
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3 months ago

And now the cult of shrek has a new follower.

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Mainecoonsandhuskies
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3 months ago

aww theyre helping each other

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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3 months ago

Decisions, decisions...

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boredpanDaman
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3 months ago

l like dan : )

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chi-wei shen
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3 months ago

Poor Priscilla.

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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3 months ago

I want to take apology lessons from this person.

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Malakai
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3 months ago

This person needs to work on their blotting out names because I can easily make them out...

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ElusiveIntrovert
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3 months ago

hahahahahaha

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chi-wei shen
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3 months ago

I'm pretty sure they were not meant to meet.

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Mark
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3 months ago (edited)

And I bet Homer gets blamed for not planning the party when he didn't even get the text :(

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MysticalMan
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3 months ago

Like strangers on a train

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Cactus juice 🧃 yip yip!
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These are my tips for Jamaica I went there in 2015: 1. It’s better to travel with someone 2. Stay at a 4 or more star hotel. There may be some shady places 3. If you want to go sightseeing, book a tour with a tour guide so you have a local person to make sure you are safe 4. Never go anywhere alone 5. I would totally recommend going to Dunn’s River Falls & Park in Ocho Rios, you can climb a waterfall!

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Hilary Mol
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3 months ago

Is "bar hoping" going from bar to bar hoping they won't notice you're carrying a fake ID?

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Demongrrrrl
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3 months ago

Bailey looks like the bestest boi ever. What a cutie!

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chi-wei shen
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3 months ago

It would have been really mean if this conversation has stopped after the first reply.

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Bobbilee
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3 months ago

Wow.

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glowworm2
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3 months ago

I know they meant horseshoes, but I'm now picturing them shopping at a store to buy him some sneakers!

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