Awkward text messages – we’ve all been on the receiving end and the sending end. Perhaps we’ve been declined admission to our dream college. Or maybe we’re rejected from the job for which we tirelessly interviewed. Or maybe our crush coldly rejects us in a short but painful text message. Rejection is a part of life, and in recent years, it’s taken a new form – the form of awkward text messages. If anyone knows a thing or two about rejection, it’s the folks in the amusing and awkward instances depicted below. Read on to see some of the unexpected text responses people received.
#1: Happiness Starts With “U”
That might just be the cheesiest line in the book: “I thought happiness started with an ‘h.’ Why does mine start with ‘u’?” one person asked their crush over text messages. Their crush fired back with a scathing retort: “I think you have dyslexia.” Well, “scathing” as in a rejection of the other person. Not only that, but it’s clever as all get-out.
Sometimes, smitten folks, notably guys, come in hot with the cheesy pickup lines and corny dialogue meant to woo the objects of their affection. While it may have worked on people in the past, these approaches aren’t for everyone. Not everyone finds a pickup line you’d hear in a bar as particularly resonant.