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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2 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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2 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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2 months ago

Needs more upvotes, this one

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chi-wei shen
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2 months ago

Still a better love story than Twilight.

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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2 months ago

Cheese helps people bond.

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2 months ago

😂he’s dead 💀 😅

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

Hahaha, took them a while to realise.

Krazy Kanuck
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2 months ago

Some people are a little slow on the upswing, specially when it is via text, which is why I like voice communication..

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ElusiveIntrovert
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2 months ago

When she asked for Latin cat, I thought she was playing along, but ohh Rachel...

I Just Changed My Name
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2 months ago

Exactly. Any kitten can be made to appear Latin, just throw a sombrero on it.

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Night Owl
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2 months ago

This lasted much longer than I expected 😂

miss louisa
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2 months ago

A bit dense but the exchange was hilarious!

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Oskar vanZandt
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2 months ago

I don't think the person asking for a kitten should be allowed to adopt any animal... good heavens, the 'thick' of it all.

Livvy-Rose Richards
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2 months ago

I sooo agree

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Janet L Burnett
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2 months ago

This is hilarious! I laughed more at this one than any BP post in the last 3 years. This person needs a a stage and a platform.

Seabeast
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2 months ago

I like the version that came with socks. Is he still available?

Pamela Morrison
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2 months ago

Yep, but this one is naked...no socks. IMG_201906...1399bf.jpg IMG_20190627_150155-5f34fbd1399bf.jpg

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Mishte Tine
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2 months ago

“If you want a friendly kitten, maybe it would be better to get a dog.” BEST EVER

Sarah Pryde
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2 months ago

"The Latin one is the one we want"....

Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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2 months ago

So obsessed with socks that they might secretly be Dumbledore

Vicky Zar
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2 months ago

Dumbledore? Sure you do not mean Dobbie?

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Soro Doeth
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2 months ago

Oh my god, give a prankster tv show to this guy and i ll subscribe for all my life!

Renee Schreader
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2 months ago

omg so funny

LisaM
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2 months ago

Went on way longer than I would have expected

Nico Di Angelo
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2 months ago

What a nice sock cat :) 🐱🧦

Jo Choto
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2 months ago

I can't believe it took so long...

glowworm2
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2 months ago

This one is amazing, when the kitten wearing the sombrero showed up, I lost it!

chi-wei shen
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2 months ago

This one took quite some time to find out.

Samantha Power
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2 months ago

Very very funny and cute

Philippa Davies
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2 months ago

The rare cat breed at the end 🤣😂

Cheryl Gyles
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2 months ago

I was laughing sooooo hard!

ArhomR
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2 months ago

Wrong number? You got the zoo!

miss louisa
Community Member
2 months ago

OH god, LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

COLA
Community Member
2 months ago

"no bobcats or cougars. thank you" lmaooo

Pamula Furness
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh man! This is the best ever! I'm crying!

Regina Phalange
Community Member
2 months ago

omg, sooooooooooooo funny, the latin one's the on they want, to bad he only drinks horchata, give the kid an excuse to drink horchata tho

Jeff Diamond
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2 months ago

Wow.

June Galloway
Community Member
2 months ago

fun while it lasted

Guinny
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2 months ago

just maybe XD

MysticalMan
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2 months ago

Doh!

Aubryanna Walker
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3 weeks ago

omg I would keep texting lol

semelina pitrone
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1 month ago

you'd think they'd have guessed at the horchata

Liz Sahlin
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2 months ago

What is WRONG with Rachel??? 😳 How can someone that stupid get a job at a doctor’s office??? 😮

Robin Mayhall
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2 months ago

She seemed to really want the “Latin cat” (LOL). At that point I thought she’d figured it out and was going with it!

Hannah Marshall
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2 months ago

I just love the innocence of the other person

Colleen Stadnick
Community Member
2 months ago

Hmmmm... my "car" never scratched me!

Jace
Community Member
2 months ago

“Do I have the wrong number?” Ha ha ha ha ha

Robin Syr
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2 months ago

That was a lot of fun 👿

Jaybird3939
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2 months ago

She was so nice and accommodating. Makes me sad she won't get her Latin Kitten.

Patricia Kasprowski
Community Member
2 months ago

Too funny!

Donald Holder
Community Member
2 months ago

Now that was just downright mean. She was just looking to please her child. And you got her hopes up about the Latina cat in a hat.

Leisa K
Community Member
2 months ago

This Wins! It really took a long time for them to catch on, didn't it? But the photos the prankster sent are hysterical!

Joel Emmett
Community Member
2 months ago

They claim the kangaroo is housetrained but that is kangaroo poop, right there. If you don't have anywhere near enough poop in your life, get a pet. So much poop.

WhatsUpKittyCat? (I wuv dogs too)
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2 months ago

this NEEDS more upvotes.

Cathryn Cade
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2 months ago

Ya think?

Marek Cieślik
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2 months ago

Polite to the end. That got me bursting with laughter.

Danny Heath
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2 months ago

It depends on your meaning of "wrong"!

Damon Gates
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2 months ago

Someone certainly had fun...

Hollysmom
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2 months ago

Love it. The person receiving the text is really quick and hilarious

Gr8Gramma2-4
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2 months ago

😂

Stille20
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2 months ago

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You don't need to waste someone's time like that.

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chi-wei shen
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2 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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2 months ago

a lot of these are helpful to one of them

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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2 months ago

Dark humor at it's best

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Mainecoonsandhuskies
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2 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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2 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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2 months ago

The punishment for ignoring the warning is terrible.

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JessG
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2 months ago

I need to know the following response!!!

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chi-wei shen
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2 months ago

Congratulations and good luck for the future.

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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2 months ago

He even looks confused. Priceless

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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2 months ago

So supportive!

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troufaki13
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2 months ago

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

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Hilary Mol
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2 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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2 months ago

This is so sweet! I love this one!!

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Pseudo Puppy
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2 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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2 months ago

gonna start texting wrong numbers until I get llama pictures

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Scagsy
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2 months ago

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

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chi-wei shen
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2 months ago

And now the cult of shrek has a new follower.

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Mainecoonsandhuskies
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2 months ago

aww theyre helping each other

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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2 months ago

Decisions, decisions...

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boredpanDaman
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2 months ago

l like dan : )

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chi-wei shen
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2 months ago

Poor Priscilla.

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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2 months ago

I want to take apology lessons from this person.

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Malakai
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2 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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2 months ago

hahahahahaha

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chi-wei shen
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2 months ago

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

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Mark
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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 months ago

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

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chi-wei shen
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2 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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2 months ago

Wow.

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glowworm2
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2 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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