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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month ago

Needs more upvotes, this one

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

Still a better love story than Twilight.

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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1 month ago

Cheese helps people bond.

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1 month ago

😂he’s dead 💀 😅

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1 month ago

Hahaha, took them a while to realise.

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chi-wei shen
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1 month 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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1 month ago

a lot of these are helpful to one of them

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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1 month ago

Dark humor at it's best

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Mainecoonsandhuskies
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1 month ago

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

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#12

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chi-wei shen
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1 month 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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1 month ago

The punishment for ignoring the warning is terrible.

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#14

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JessG
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1 month ago

I need to know the following response!!!

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

Congratulations and good luck for the future.

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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1 month ago

He even looks confused. Priceless

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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1 month ago

So supportive!

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troufaki13
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1 month ago

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

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#19

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Hilary Mol
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1 month 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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1 month ago

This is so sweet! I love this one!!

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#21

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Pseudo Puppy
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1 month 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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1 month ago

gonna start texting wrong numbers until I get llama pictures

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#23

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1 month ago

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

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

And now the cult of shrek has a new follower.

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Mainecoonsandhuskies
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1 month ago

aww theyre helping each other

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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1 month ago

Decisions, decisions...

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boredpanDaman
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1 month ago

l like dan : )

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

Poor Priscilla.

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Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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1 month ago

I want to take apology lessons from this person.

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Malakai
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1 month 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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1 month ago

hahahahahaha

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

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

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Mark
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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month ago

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

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#38

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chi-wei shen
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1 month 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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1 month ago

Wow.

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Roald Andresen
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1 month ago

A Doctor is a Doctor. Whether medical, veterinarian, physics, economics,.... Don't be difficult, just help Rebecca!

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