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?"

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#20

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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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#21

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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

Bob Belcher
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3 months ago

Inglorious Basterds when Brad Pitt explains what a Mexican Standoff is.

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troufaki13
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3 months ago

What do you mean you're not Trey?? You don't know who you are. But I do. You're Trey!

PupGirl
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3 months ago

I like the use of the word stalemate

Mark
Community Member
3 months ago

And was the surprise going to be a dick pic??

Tauri M
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3 months ago

Mentally facepalming

Jamie S. Martindale
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3 months ago

"Then we are at an impasse... I suggest a battle of wits... It ends when you decide, and we both drink!" Now THAT'S a movie quote.

Kim Bush
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3 months ago

It's obvious who was going to win this verbal contest

Thalia Lovering
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh God some people are really thick

Catlady6000
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3 months ago

I think this was on an episode of the Big Bang theory, the one where Leonard and Sheldon were buying black market helium

Stille20
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3 months ago

...do they say Trey earlier or did this person mess up?

Debi Blackshaw
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3 months ago

wow, that was a bit of an angry response

ArhomR
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3 months ago

This should be higher! Hysterical!

Martatata
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3 months ago

Sheldon in big bang theory

No you didn't
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3 months ago

Dramatic.

Toea Muresan Iulia
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3 months ago

why bother?

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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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#31

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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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#33

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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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3 months ago

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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