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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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.

Bacony
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3 months ago

It's GRAPES!

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Joran Quinten
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3 months ago

The grapes of wrath!

Kady Maree Mcgrath
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3 months ago

The low battery is bothering me

Regina Phalange
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3 months ago

lol, yeah

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Sean Egan
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3 months ago

They are Grapes of Wrath, a good pun there!

Seabeast
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3 months ago

There must be a raisin for this

Regina Phalange
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3 months ago

this needs more upvotes, best pun of the day! (mind you its only 7:26 AM, but still!)

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Hannah M
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3 months ago

That person seems.... Wrathful

Caroline Kimber
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3 months ago

Ooooo, sour grapes.

Michelle C
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3 months ago

I neeeeeed to know what this punishment is!!!!

WildBerry
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3 months ago

IT's like Monty Python "He came at me with a raspberry!"

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Laura Jones
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3 months ago

grapes? as a warning? im intrigued

🍿WhErE iS mY pOpCoRn🍿
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3 months ago

PLUG UR PHONE INNNNNN

Guinny
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3 months ago

whats the warning for

Betsy Knox
Community Member
3 months ago

Maybe this is a UK thing, I've heard they bring grapes to people in the hospital, so basically the person is implying they are going to put the text recipient in the hospital. That's my guess.

Regina Phalange
Community Member
3 months ago

!ah yes, the lesser known but more frightening... SILENCE OF THE GRAPES

Regina Phalange
Community Member
3 months ago

*ah *GRAPES!

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John-Paul Bitler
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3 months ago

I think I just woke up the whole neighborhood laughing

Debbie Pugsley
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3 months ago

No, not the, the GRAPES!!!!!!!! AAAGGGHHHHH

Analyn Lahr
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3 months ago

I wanna know more about the grapes.

deanna woods
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3 months ago

I want to know what this is warning about.

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
3 months ago

Grapes? Am I missing something? What's the worst that could happen... pour me a cold glass of white wine? Soft bruises from being pelted with grapes?

danielw
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3 months ago

forced to eat sour grapes?

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semelina pitrone
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2 months ago

i want to hear more!

Vinniegret
Community Member
3 months ago

Don't grape me bro

Jeff Diamond
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3 months ago

NOT THE GRAPES OF WRATH!

Whatshername
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3 months ago

Came here just to see who else gets it 😄

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Cheryl Gyles
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3 months ago

Egads! They've resorted to grapes. Someone's in trouble!

Mishte Tine
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3 months ago

I love people

Robin Mayhall
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3 months ago

Great. This is gonna be on my mind for days

Jace
Community Member
3 months ago

Grapes???

Steven Essex
Community Member
3 months ago

Is the warning for a dog?

Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
3 months ago

the grapes of wrath

elfin
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3 months ago

Shouldn't the warning be five orange pips?

Donald Holder
Community Member
3 months ago

Don't wine about it!

Danny Heath
Community Member
3 months ago

If I have to bring Plums, things will never be the same again!

Pensive
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3 months ago (edited)

Failure to heed the warning = trampled like the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.

Dolevaal
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3 months ago

I want to know the story behind this.

Anamaria Mazer de Toledo
Community Member
3 months ago

It's a case of sour grapes

A Jones
Community Member
3 months ago

This looks like something my siblings would do as I don't like grapes.

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
3 months ago

Lol, I really need to know why the grapes were a warning! What's the background to this? Need to know! Is the person it was intended for allergic to grapes? Or scared of grapes? What is it?

Nicklas Linder
Community Member
3 months ago

Are those the Grapes of Wrath?!?

KT
Community Member
3 months ago

grapes of wrath? haha

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
3 months ago

The Grapes of Wrath?

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
3 months ago

I mean.. I like grapes so I don't really see a problem here...?

Mihai Mara
Community Member
3 months ago

Are the grapes a f***ing warning? How?

Chusni Chetanwa
Community Member
3 months ago

the low battery is bothering me

Steve Onyx
Community Member
3 months ago

It's a metaphor for generational curse. "In those days they shall say no more, "The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge"". - Jeremiah 31:29

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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?"

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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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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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