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Friday, January 8, 2016

Text Door Neighbor


Look at this text I got yesterday.
Have you heard of your 'text door neighbor'?
Actually I had not and did a little Google search to find out
that you can type your own number into your phone but go up or
down one on the last digit to reach the people
who have phone numbers who are numerically in order
on either side of you!

Did I reply?
No.
A generation ago, this probably would have been a fun,
harmless way to chat with someone you don't know.
Today, though, it seems kind of creepy.
Too bad.... they were probably fine.
But you just never know!


58 comments:

  1. A little weird if you ask me. I wouldn't reply either.

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  2. Ooh bugger.
    As if we didn't have enough Robot Calls, Spam Messages, intrusions in our life, here comes another.
    I'm happy to know you didn't reply, a bit on the weird side if you ask me :)
    So what's your phone number.....lol
    ~Jo

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    1. haha...well now, I'd be happy to give it to you! Just not here! lol...
      Yes, a little weird, I do agree!

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  3. I don't blame you. Stuff like that freaks me out. Maybe I watch too much tv.

    My sister played a prank on me once where she typed my phone number in one of those sites that call people and have a person start fussing at you about something. All taped of course. Anyway, the one she pranked me with was a man calling people he had wronged to asked forgiveness. This guy was asking my forgiveness for stealing my credit card number and that if I didn't forgive him, he was going to use my personal information to buy a boat.

    What made it even more scary was that my credit card info had been stolen a few months earlier. And, I just happen to be at the lake by myself that night. I slept with a knife by my bed that night.

    She had no clue that I was alone or she wouldn't have pulled the prank on me. Let's just say she won't ever do that again. Lol!!

    Moral of this long story, though, is just like you said, you never know.

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    1. Oh, my goodness! I'd say you need to do about 10 pranks on that sister to even things out! And something more than making her look at naked toes. hahahaha.....

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    2. HaHa!!! You have a good memory!!!

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    3. Ask Pat Hatt for a picture of Zombie Toes. That will give her bad dreams for a week! haha...or just go to his blog and type zombie toes in his search box. You'll die. lol...

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    4. Going there now. I'm skerd! Lol!!

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    5. lol...you should be! Send it to her and I bet she screams!

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    6. Sent Pat an email, couldn't find a search box on his blog. Maybe he'll respond soon. Thanks for the fun! I'll let you know how it goes.

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    7. Every blog has a search box...top left corner!

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    8. Well Lord, how challenged am I? Lol! Found it!

      OMG! Those are some nasty toes! They're perfect to send to my sister. HaHa!!!

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    9. Sent link anyway
      See you got it at my bay lol

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    10. Yep, that's appropriate pay back!
      Zombie toes go on the attack!

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    11. Yes, I got it at your bay
      And on the floor my sister will lay
      When the Zombie toes go on attack
      She'll either faint or get me back.

      Those are surely some nasty toes,
      But for Zombies, that's the way it goes.

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  4. ya,, that's creepy,, uh huh,,

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  5. Never heard of it before. And I sure wouldn't be responding either.
    Remind me some time to tell you about Officer James Morrison...

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    1. hmmm...something similar, I'm guessing!

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  6. Nope, not going to do it. I have too many robot calls and telemarketers to even think about that.
    This day and age it's just to scary and intrusive.

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    1. You know, I wasn't suggesting that anyone should do it!

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  7. Yes, I think you are right . . . silly idea I think.
    They were discussing this on a daytime TV show today and the panel agreed to shun it . . . :)

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    1. And IF they are next door neighbour it is easier to call over the fence, "Hi!"

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    2. Eddie, you are so right! What happened to the "over the fence" communication?

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    3. Nobody looks over the fence! We're looking at our phones! haha.

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    4. Ah . . . not literally next door. Just looked it up and I see it is one's numerical next door neighbour who can be anywhere . . . . maybe literally next door. Quite random . . . but not keen on it . . . would rather get to know bloggers and become friends . . . :)

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    5. You watched a show on it today and still didn't get it? haha....you poor old man.
      I even explained it in my post. It wasn't Mr. Neighbor Man texting me.
      It was someone with an almost identical cell phone number.

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    6. Blame the cold . . . . hibernating! . . .

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    7. Well, bring your brain inside with the rest of your body! lol....

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    8. lol . . . . ok
      turning in . . . night . . :)

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  8. OH.... STAY WAY!!!!!
    Glad you choose to not reply. It creeps me out.

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  9. Creepy..
    Glad you didn't respond...
    I was getting a lot of friend requests on FB...from older single men!!! How the heck did they find me??
    Is FB a dating site now?? hahaha1
    Enjoy your evening...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. haha...well, lucky you!
      I only get them from men on the
      other side of the globe that look like they've
      joined ISIS. lol....

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    2. HAhaha! I just delete them...wonder where they come from?

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    3. Well, they probably browse through and see your gorgeous
      face and think they can get lucky! :)

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  10. I'm still in the dark ages with a "dumb" phone. I don't get bells or whistles. HaHa. I would think if that happened it would be a little creepy. Years ago when I first started blogging, I saw at the top it said "next blog"....I hit it...and it was porno....Never done that again. Lots of creepy technical stuff out there. I will have to check out Zombie Toes. HaHa...although that sounds pretty creepy too.

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    1. I just did that 'next blog' thing the other day. I hit it about 12 times and got 12 outdated blogs that hadn't been updated in a decade! It was like the blog cemetery! hahaha...

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    2. Wanda I bet you can text on your phone...it's not a newfangled thing. It would be a fun way to keep in touch with the grandkids.

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  11. Never even knew it was a thing
    I'd not give them a return ring
    The last thing you need is a text door stalker
    Or someone who never shuts up and is just a talker

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    1. The word stalker did come to mind
      as he would keep doing the texting crime.
      Or some how figure out where I live...
      a chill that would really give!

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    1. No...poor person got nothing but silence!

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  13. Wow! Strange! Nope no reply from me either!

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    1. Yeah, I had to laugh and wonder who would actually reply.

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  14. It was me!!! :-)) Noooooo!! Just kidding. Find it creepy myself .... But at least the phone neighbour managed one thing ... to get famous on your blog! :-))

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    1. hahaha.....well, you should have identified yourself! lol....I would have replied back
      to you, of course!

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  15. Lmao!!!! I never heard of this either!! I probably would have replied out of curiosity. I mean, your text door neighbor could be in China! (Well, probably not considering the area code.. )

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    1. Well, not really. The area code and the next three digits are in your area. I looked up the number and those six digits are people right in my area! Too close if it was a creep!

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  16. Hi Betsy - gosh I've never heard of that sort of thing ... and I agree - not replying ... but thanks for warning us - cheers Hilary

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  17. Sad, isn't it? 10 years ago I would replied too. Glad we have blogger!

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    1. Yeah, it really is. Would have been fun...but not in this world.

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  18. Nope, I wouldn't have replied either. Creepy, indeed!

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    1. Hope they weren't too disappointed. ha. Maybe the other neighbor replied.

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  19. Hello? Seriously, what will people come up with next to create someone to talk to. Maybe I'm being ridiculous, but sometimes I think we've totally lost the art of face to face conversation. (She wrote in response to a blog post.) Haha

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    1. Well, this could have turned into a face to face, eventually. haha...

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