OMG!! I want to hear stories of this happening to other people, because just the other day it happened to me for the first time...I was gossiping about someone and I accidentally texted the person I was dissing!!!
I was meeting with a friend I work with at her house to discuss business and she has a 24 year old son who just milks her for all she has, dropped out of school, moved back home with her and "just can't find a job" so he sleeps all day and loafs around. Anyway, it was 1pm and he was still at the house SLEEPING! So, when we got in our separate cars to go to lunch, I texted what I thought was my husband..."Nice, it's 1pm and Mark is still at home sleeping!" but instead....it went to my friend I was just meeting with, Mark's mom!!!
I instantly got a migraine and felt sick! Not to mention, she was in the car behind me and we were meeting for lunch in 10 minutes!! I panicked and thought of ways to make it sound less MEAN than it did, but there was no way, I had to own it. We got to lunch and she asked me about the text and I just had to tell her that I was texting my husband and mentioned what I said. I honestly don't know if I have felt worse! That was her son I was BAD MOUTHING as soon as I left her sight!
She was very graceful about it and mentioned that he's been getting on the right track and that he's working nights that's why he was sleeping, I apologized left and right and throughout the entire lunch, I was dying! So.....I learned a big lesson...it is NOT worth it to gossip...especially not in writing! ; )