One of my favorite games to play as a kid (besides 7 Up, which I can't remember how to play anymore) was that game you played where you whispered something around the room. It was always interesting to find out if the person at the end of the line heard what you heard.

Now days, we don't even have to play that game out loud because just texting can become a failure of communication.

What follows is an actual conversation between me and my bff about 2 years ago. We didn't even realize neither of us had the same conversation until about 4 hours after this conversation took place.

*failure to communicate*

Actual text messages : (from my bff's perspective)

Ally: Oh, ok. Get shoes?

Me: Yeah. Hope they work.

*pause*

Me: Jnka

Ally: You ok?

Me: Feel weird but ok

Ally: ??

Me: Whaj u dong

Ally: I don't know what that means

Me: Doing

Ally: I'm even more confused now LOL

Me: Ha Wood

Ally: Doing? Are you sending me duplicate messages on purpose?

Me: Wha?

Ally: Just hanging at my place

Me: We are her

Ally: I'm at my apartment doing nothing

Me: Want to ride with me to take John home?

Ally: ??? Wood???

Me: John home. Want to ride w me to take John home

Ally: Ok what y'all gonna do?

Me: Take him home

Ally: Sure

Me: Yes

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MY perspective:

Me: Oh ok. Get shoes?

Heather: Yeah. Hope they wowk.

*long pause*

Me: You ok?

Heather: Jnka

Me: ??

Heather: Jnka

Me: I don't know what that means.

Heather: Doing

Me: I'm even more confused now. lol

Heather: Doing

Me: Doing? Are you sending duplicate messages on purpose?

Heather: Feel weird but ok

Heather: Whaj u dong

Me: Just hanging out at my place

Heather: Wha?

Me: I'm at my apartment doing nothing.

Heather: Ha wood

Me: ??? Wood?

Heather: We are her

Me: Ok what ya'll gonna do?

Heather: John home. Want tjo ride w me to take him home

Me: Sure

Heather: Want to ride with to take john home

Me: Yes

Heather: Want to ride with to take john home

Heather: Take him home

Heather: Want to ride with to take john home

Heather: Want to ride with to take john home

Heather: Want to ride with to take john home

**I give up and call**