Over the weekend, I received a text from a random (773) phone number informing me, "This is my new number."
Unsure who "my" referred to, I tried to think which of my friends was not only getting a new number but was also absent-minded enough not to tell me who the heck they are. I came up with nothing. Sooo, I responded.
Done. Won't hear from them again, I thought.
The next morning, I was awoken by my phone going off before 8:00. As I do with all communication attempts before I've rolled out of bed, I ignored it.
Then my phone beeped again. Again, I ignored it.
When I woke up an hour and a half later, I checked my phone and saw this:
Oh, dear. My sweet, dumb, mystery person. Not the best morning for you.
So I responded much more directly this time.
And then all was right with the world.