35+ Funny Times People Texted The Wrong Number


We Salute You

We have all done it at some point in our lives – texted something to the wrong number. For the most part, nothing comes of it, but every now and then, the person on the other end comes back with some priceless words or even a fun picture. Everyone needs a laugh sometimes. So, below we have gathered together 35+ wrong number texts that will have you chuckling the day away. Enjoy!

We Salute You

Living the military life can be hard and sometimes, a little monotonous, but this soldier got a wrong number text and decided to have some fun with the ladies that had sent it.

We Salute You

Clearly, the ladies were having some fun, so when they got a reply to the photo, and it was this image, we were sure they had a laugh or two, especially since the soldiers nailed the pose!

Grammar Matters

There are a lot of ways to diffuse a tense situation, but it becomes difficult when the confrontation is over text. Sure, you could just ignore it or even just say they got the wrong number, but when you’re a grammar enthusiast, getting this text could cause you more anxiety.

Grammar Matters

So the recipient took the time to school the sender of the message. It looks like maybe they weren’t as receptive as the grammar warden was hoping for.

Someone Got Played

You have spent all night and a majority of your game to get those digits, only to text your prospective bae to get this picture back. Seems like a frustrating place to be. But you don’t have to be so mean, we are sure that this guy is a nice person.

Someone Got Played

At least he replied immediately and let you down easy without leading you on. Truth be told, that’s probably more than the girl would have done!

Craigslist will Get You Every Time

Finally, you have enough money for that new ride, and you have found a perfect option in the sales ads. So you reach out to the seller to see when it is good for them to show you the car.

Craigslist will Get You Every Time

It seems like the first text was pretty spot on, but the second was a little more than the guy was looking for. Is the car really worth it?

Enough Said

You know it has become normal to send people bathroom mirror pics when you are trying to get together with someone. So this guy was just acting on the new social norm. Too bad he sent the pic to the wrong number and the wrong gender.

Enough Said

But hey, at least the gentleman on the other end kept it classy! He could have sent a whole different type of pic to get his point across.

You Can’t Play With Someone Like That

Dude, you can’t offer someone the chance to party and take it back when you realize you made a mistake. That’s just not right. What if this person needed a night out of the house.

You Can’t Play With Someone Like That

Maybe they have been studying really hard and could use a few drinks to relax. You just got their hopes up and then dashed them all to bits. Shame on you, dude!

Nothing Like a Nick Pic

Heyyyy! We have a sneaking suspicion that this pic is way better than the one she was originally looking for; how could it not be?

Nothing Like a Nick Pic

But, quick question: does this person just keep Nick Cage pictures on their phone for just such an occasion? If so, good on them. They seemed to have made at least one person’s day with it!

Griillll, You So Crazy!

Who starts a text conversation with “Who is this?” You texted them, so shouldn’t you have some sort of idea of who you are talking to? All the questions seem so personal and so vague like they just randomly texted some made-up number, or one they found somewhere.

Griillll, You So Crazy!

But good on the person receiving the text to give them a little crap. Maybe after this they will be a little more respectful when they text the next random number.

Yo Quiero Telephone

Since when do dogs get their own cell phone? It took many of us years to get our parents to agree to one, and this chihuahua has one just lying around, and it has a camera.

Yo Quiero Telephone

It does take some really cute selfies, though. But why do you have to be so rude when it is clearly a small dog with a lot of fur, not a cat?

Not Again

If you’re a girl, you know the feeling when you meet a guy who’s clearly way too into you, and then to get him to leave you alone, you give him the wrong number.

Not Again

One good rule of thumb for guys is to text or call the number while you’ve got her in sight to make sure it is their actual digits. Otherwise, you will end up like this guy. At least the guy on the other side understood the poor guy’s pain!

I’ll Give You the Crazy Eye

When you get a wrong number text, you can do one of two things. You can ignore it and hope that the person on the other end realizes their mistake. Or you can respond with a hilariously crazy looking close up and a question.

I’ll Give You the Crazy Eye

It looks like this guy tried everything before he had to inform the other person he just was not Jessica. Then again, some men are given names that are typically for girls. So who knows?

Not Your Standard Response

This person is selling their feline a little short. We are sure that this beautiful fluffy calico is more than just standard. Even the person who mistakenly texted them thinks it is a nice looking cat.

Not Your Standard Response

It is time for this person to stop belittling their kitty and give it the credit it deserves. You are an awesome cat, don’t let anyone tell you any different.

Patriotically Yours

Free on Tuesday…Free every day of the week…every day of the year. Making plans is hard enough when you have to deal with everyone’s schedules, but having to deal with sarcasm makes it even more difficult.

Patriotically Yours

Though this response from a perfect stranger is amazing. Love the addition of the eagle; it really drives the point home. Next time ask the person if they work, not if they’re free, just to be on the safe side.

RIP Empathy

We would all hope that if someone’s father dies that there would be more communication than just a text. Even if you’re not on the best of terms, there are just some things that deserve a call. After all, it is their dad, not their second cousin once removed Larry.

RIP Empathy

A little humor can defuse a tough situation for sure. So good on the recipient of this wrong number text to call this person out on their unempathetic use of technology.

It’s Just Science

First off, who says raising the roof anymore? And what kind of nickname is T-Rex? Aside from that, the person who received this text has a point. With little hands and a big head, raising anything would be quite challenging if they were a T-Rex.

It’s Just Science

On the other hand, it’s a great nickname for their new friend and even greater image to illustrate their point. Hope Brontosaurus got the chance to raise that roof, though!

Oh Yeah! Right Back, Atcha!

This is just mean. Didn’t their mothers teach them if they have nothing nice to text, not to push send?! Even if James does suck, there is no need to rub it into his face.

Oh Yeah! Right Back, Atcha!

Plus, to make an empirical statement like “everyone thinks you suck,” is exaggerated at best. We are sure someone doesn’t think that he sucks. As for Andrew, you don’t know him like that!

Attendance Issues

Responsibility is a key component in holding a job down, and this young lady was showing she understood that. But unfortunately, she texted the wrong number and got a sarcastic jerk on the other end.

Attendance Issues

We can all appreciate sarcasm and humor. However, this person took it too far and could end up getting the poor girl in trouble. That’s just messed up! A little funny, but messed up!

Believe That

Parents just don’t understand! You gotta fight for your right to party! This guy should understand the pain even though it has been a long time since he had to struggle with things like this.

Believe That

He could have just told the poor kid that life isn’t fair, but it will all get better. In the end, though, he is right in one very important thing – Bieber is not all that!

Clever Song Lyric, Sounds Familiar

After birth, your mind may be a little occupied, and so texting the happy news to everyone may lead to some very uncomfortable or humorous replies back. Though this one seems like it might be a little rehearsed, so perhaps it’s all a smokescreen.

Clever Song Lyric, Sounds Familiar

JK! This person is obviously quick-witted, and hopefully, the new mom got a little chuckle after all her hard work from this clever use of a very popular song.

Chest Bump

Better question – do you have any more pictures? This is not the most flattering image if you are trying to get some girl’s attention. Does anybody else think that maybe it was the right number, but the girl wanted to break things off easily?

Chest Bump

Maybe, just maybe, she got her brother or dad to pose for the pic and then sent this to you. You are wearing a puka shell necklace. That is a huge red flag for almost any girl.

May I Ask Who’s Calling?

What up, dawg? Looks like this person has not only texted the wrong number, but also went back in time. Who has a corded landline phone anymore? Plus, if they texted you, how are you using a landline phone? Let’s try to keep your sarcasm at least plausible.

May I Ask Who’s Calling?

But it is a cute dog. Hope it is theirs, otherwise, that opens up a whole bunch of other questions! Like whose dog is it? And why are they answering your phone?

Desperation At Its Finest

This could be the start of something beautiful, but as the wrong numbers say, a little creepy. Who texts a random person that they are looking for a girl. That is what the plethora of dating websites and apps are for.

Desperation At Its Finest

This seems very risky on the single guy’s part! You never know who is going to answer you and take the bait. This is why there are shows like Unsolved Mysteries, you know.

Job Opportunities?

This is why Google is the greatest invention ever made. This medical professional texts who he thinks is a doctor but gets the wrong number. In a matter of minutes, Hannah figures out what is wrong and what needs to be done.

Job Opportunities?

The better question is  – why could a normal person figure out the answer in a fraction of the time that it took the doctors to come to the same conclusion? If we were the sender of this text, we would hire her!

Kindness Is a Gift

Life is funny without even trying too hard. This woman was so excited, she was texting everyone in her contacts. Unfortunately, one of those numbers was old, and she got a whole different person.

Kindness Is a Gift

But they rolled with it and showed up bearing gifts. There are just some great people in the world and some that have a great sense of humor. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow. Everything happens for a reason.

Home Improvement Advice

Looks like D. was outvoted, and he didn’t even have a chance to defend his position. That sucks for him, but that little girl is going to have a rocking blue room, thanks to the opinions of the wrong text receiver.

Home Improvement Advice

We guess that while the woman had a receptive ear on the line, she thought she would take the time to narrow down the shade too. Hopefully, the women’s new friend gave her some good advice…turquoise or periwinkle? Guess D’s going to be surprised!

Just Chillin’ With the Homies

A picture is worth a thousand words. Isn’t that what they say? So when you’re sent a picture of two buddies hanging at the bar, what else do you do?

Just Chillin’ With the Homies

You quickly make your pose and get the waitress at your favorite pizza place to take an epic photo. Then send it off as proof that someone did give them the wrong number! Think they got the message?

Question Answered…LOL

It is sweet that this guy is reaching out to his friend to see what was going on. Not sure he expected the answer he got. Although come to think of it, he didn’t seem that shocked when there were no exclamation points at all.

Question Answered…LOL

Good thing the recipient of the text clarified it was the wrong number. Otherwise, some very inappropriate rumors were about to be spread.

Grandmas Are the Best

Making sure everyone knows when and where the family holidays are can be tricky when you are dealing with a large family. So this grandma did what every tech-savvy grandma does, and mass texted the same message to everyone in her contacts.

Grandmas Are the Best

Fortunately for this young man, that included him. And in true grandma fashion, she said come on over and grab a plate. He better be careful, or she will make him do the dishes!

Okay, Mom! I Know Mom!

When someone texts you to call your momma, you just react. Unfortunately for this poor person, the text was meant for someone else. But hey, maybe fate was telling them they should call their mom a bit more.

Okay, Mom! I Know Mom!

After a long talk, though, you have to lay blame where it is due, and this person cost them half an hour of their life unnecessarily. Tragic and not very nice!

Didn’t Anyone Teach You To Share?

In the end, the person responding to the text is probably right, no one needs seven dogs. However, when they are this cute, one can understand the inclination to keep them all.

Didn’t Anyone Teach You To Share?

One can also understand the initial texter’s hesitancy to just hand over her pups to someone who says they are good at taking care of dogs. This sounds like something a kid would say to get a new pet. Just saying!

We Are Off to See the Wizard!

That night must have been pretty exceptional if you made your way to Oz and skipped down the yellow brick road. Not sure, but there may have been some questionable substances involved if this is a real picture.

We Are Off to See the Wizard!

Or it could just be the wrong number and someone with a great sense of humor. But wouldn’t it be cool if it weren’t? I guess we will never know.

Love Is Blind

This text started out with a strong message. It’s almost like something Shakespeare would write. Unrequited love expressed only to find that it was expressed to the wrong person. It could end up being very romantic, but alas, it looks like it wasn’t meant to be.

Love Is Blind

Even the prose is well written. This may be the best-written rejection text known to man, and it happened because of a wrong number.

This Guy Right Here?

There is no need to be mean. He looks like a perfectly nice guy, and remember, you texted him first! However, it was brave to just come out with your feelings, and we are sure that if the text had gone to the right person, you would have gotten the answer you were looking for.

This Guy Right Here?

Unless you want to see where this takes you! You never know – it might be amazing! From now on, we highly recommend that you double check who you are sending messages to.

New Trends?

This person needed their hair done and was looking to get into Mary’s chair. But maybe if they’re looking for a bold and daring look, they should consider booking with whoever they texted. Their style seems to be very Avant-Garde.

New Trends?

Though the person could have just texted saying that Jeff got the wrong number, they spent the time to offer some ideas from their portfolio. That shows passion, and that can’t be taught! So maybe reconsider?

At 3 In The Morning?

What happens when both the texter and the receiver get in on the gag. A hilarious parody of that classic State Farm commercial, that’s what. Who knew that State Farm covered breakups and infidelity and would replace the current girlfriend with an upgrade?

At 3 In The Morning?

Hear that? That is the phone is ringing off the hook. Jake from State Farm, you better pick up, it looks like you’re going to be pretty busy!

Busted!

Someone who is looking for the finer things in life might want to be careful about who they are contacting to get what they want. While one can find their desired poison if they sniff around long enough, you can never be 100% sure who is on the other end of the line.

Busted!

This guy had no idea that the person who he was interacting with via text happened to be a sheriff, the last kind of person he wanted to disclose this information to. The dog’s cute though!

Doesn’t Really Get How This Works

Generally speaking, when someone tells you that you have got the wrong number, it should be pretty easy to understand what that means. However, this person managed to get the completely wrong end of the stick when they contacted the wrong person.

Doesn’t Really Get How This Works

When they were told that they got the wrong number, they assumed they meant that this was their long lost friend who simply had more than one phone number. Classic misunderstanding, right?

Slapman

Anyone who has not seen this classic comic image of Batman slapping his sidekick Robin hasn’t spent enough time on the internet. What is now a very popular meme can be used for virtually any situation where someone is trying to correct somebody else.

Slapman

So this guy saw the perfect opportunity to use it when a random stranger contacted him who happened to be called “Robin.” Needless to say, the meme worked perfectly and made the point extremely well!

Beauty and the Beast

There seem to be camps of all different themes for virtually every kind of kid. It turns out though this parent had a change of heart when initially considering sending her daughter to “Princess Camp.” She was convinced that she was letting her friend Tesha know about her change in decision.

Beauty and the Beast

However, it was too late before she realized that the guy she sent the message to wasn’t exactly familiar with princess camps and understandably so!

Cool Pose, Bro

Some guys just don’t really know how to pose properly when trying to charm somebody via text. While writing the perfect pickup line can be a daunting challenge, trying to take the perfect photo can also feel extremely difficult to achieve. This guy seemed to pull it off pretty well.

Cool Pose, Bro

There is no denying though that the forced laidback pose with the big grin is a little corny to say the very least. The guy who replied certainly agrees with this.

Breadwinner

Some people need whatever help they can get and some businesses are no different! This bakery was desperate for some extra staff to work that day and contacted who they believed was one of their employees.

Breadwinner

However, they were in for a rude awakening when they eventually learned that it was a young boy on the other end of the line. Not only that, but he was totally committed to the cause and was dressed for the occasion!

Impromptu Double Date!

We have no idea why the following two women decided to text someone a selfie of the two of them. Maybe it was some sort of inside-joke that we are not in on and never will be, for that matter. Or, maybe they were sending some evidence to someone that they were in fact, hanging out with each other.

Impromptu Double Date!

Whatever the case may be, the guys who they sent this to by accident were excited to return the favor and send back a mirror image of the selfie.

A Beautiful Wendship

Some people will send messages to the wrong number on multiple occasions and have no idea how to stop doing it. This woman was convinced that she was texting her friend Wendy when all of sudden, a photo of a man with a huge beard showed up on her screen.

A Beautiful Wendship

If that wasn’t an indicator that this isn’t Wendy, then we don’t know what is. And even after the man confirmed he was a stranger, the woman kept sending messages to him thinking it was Wendy!

Good News All Around

How do you celebrate big news with your entire family when all of your relatives live all over the place? Having a party in honor of a graduation or an engagement can be tricky to organize so why not just send a photo from the celebration in a group message?

Good News All Around

That’s what this young lady did, but was quickly welcomed with a reply from one of the recipients. It turns out that she had no idea who the couple in the photo was.

Hot Text Time Machine

Don’t you just feel like when you see a photo of a young individual, they look like you but from a few decades ago? Photography has that power – it acts like some sort of time machine that sends you back to another era.

Hot Text Time Machine

That’s what happened when this group of old friends sent the following group photo to the wrong person. We appreciate the effort, but why the younger group of friends are all shirtless, we will never know.

It’s Uncanny

Here’s another example of a bunch of friends who ended up receiving cardboard copies of their photos, albeit taken by a very different-looking group of people. At first, one of the ladies simply wanted to send a photo of her with one of her friends to someone else.

It’s Uncanny

When the guy with the wrong number decided to match the photo, she decided to have fun with the situation. Needless to say, the fun-loving guy was able to match the second photo as well!

Drop Me a Feline

When you are trying to hit on someone via text, the last thing you expect to get in a return is a photo of a teenage boy with his cat. This guy had no idea what was happening but soon came to the conclusion that he had sent his photo to the wrong number.

Drop Me a Feline

The boy decided to play with the guy a little bit and he was taken for a ride when he received another photo, this time of the same kid with another cat!

Such a Supernatural

If you mention someone in a text message to a random stranger, you should be prepared for some questions. To start with, the person with the wrong number might want some more specifics about the person they are talking about.

Such a Supernatural

It soon became clear in this situation though that guy was just playing around with the person and started sending photos of a variety of fictional characters who are also called Sam, like Sam from Supernatural.

Fashion Wars

Some people with the wrong number might not be so aware of the customs and traditions of the person who is sending the message. This is just cultural insensitivity at its finest.

Fashion Wars

This guy obviously didn’t realize that the person who sent it was wearing a traditional robe from his culture. We hope that the man saw the funny side of this person’s joke, but we also wouldn’t be surprised if he was a little offended by it too.

Look Into My Eyes

Some wrong numbers will turn a classic misunderstanding into a romantic drama of Shakespearean proportions. This is a perfect example and the person with the wrong number thought that using their cat would be the best way to make a point and annoy the original sender.

Look Into My Eyes

For dramatic effect, they zoomed in further on the cat’s penetrating eyes as they jokingly begged for the love of this person. Sure, this isn’t Christine, but how much worse can Emily be?

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Welp — we think it’s safe to say that this is the worst ‘wrong number’ mishap to make the list, especially considering the fact that not all the content in this text exchange is totally permissible depending on where you live.

Good Cop, Bad Cop

In any case, this gal was lucky enough to have texted a cop with a seriously good sense of humor. We also appreciate the fact that he didn’t just end the conversation with a badge selfie, but rather kept it going by asking his new friend if she was still planning on picking him up for the game.

Too Late?

We’re not going to lie — this is pretty awkward. Still, what we find weirder than the exchange itself is that this lady really didn’t feel much remorse after sending a couple of risqué photos to a complete stranger.

Too Late?

While she did shut the guy down after realizing she had the wrong number, everything about this conversation seems a bit too nonchalant if you ask us. Nonetheless, we think it’s safe to say that it was this dude’s lucky day until he ruined it for himself.

PB&J This Way

We don’t know what it is but there’s something about this photo that makes us want to cringe. Perhaps it’s the fact that the person who texted the wrong number wants to hold hands with her partner only after they slather themselves in peanut butter and jelly.

PB&J This Way

If this is what they consider ‘couple goals,’ then we want no part of it. Still, we have to say that the individual on the receiving end of this text handled the whole situation perfectly and gave us a good chuckle.

Self Esteem Boost

This is what happens when you become Facebook friends with the stripper from your best friend’s bachelorette party. He sees you have moved to his state and hits you up. Too bad you gave him the wrong number.

Self Esteem Boost

But hey, at least he was able to boost someone’s self-esteem, even if they’re not his type. There is no reason for the wrong number to feel down on themselves; they might make a beautiful woman.

To Infinity and Beyond

It was nice of this friend to check in and see how the evening was going. They just wanted to make sure their buddy was having a good time. If only they had texted the right number. But in all fairness, it looks like the person is having a good night.

To Infinity and Beyond

What’s better than a night in watching Toy Story? Probably what the texter’s buddy had planned, but it is still a close second, we guess.

Those Are the Brakes

The chief cause of wrong number texts seems to be women giving out the wrong number on purpose to guys they want to get off their back. Perhaps this could be a lesson for the guys of the world. Make sure you have the right number from the get-go.

Those Are the Brakes

But hey, at least this person really understood and showed their sympathy for poor Pedro. Don’t worry Pedro, there are other fish in the sea, and at least one of those will give you the right number!

You Should Have Known

It is human nature to do something we are told not to. So when this person texted a picture of their pantry and explicitly asked not to ask about the rest of the kitchen, you had to know what was coming next.

You Should Have Known

It makes it so much better, though, that it was the wrong number. At least now you know your friends aren’t secretly judging you. Just a perfect stranger!

Sound Relationship Advice

Maturity is so overrated. But we’re not sure if telling someone that they have the wrong number is a reason to question someone’s maturity. It seems like the person was just stating a fact and then you instigated a little bit of a therapy session.

Sound Relationship Advice

It was nice, though, that the initial texter offered a shoulder to lean on if they ever needed anything. But it also is very evident that the wrong number was offering some very sound advice. Hopefully, each took something away from this little chat.