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Texting the wrong number stinks. Texting the wrong number when you’re trying to touch base with your crush is even worse. But accidentally texting writer Joe Veix instead of your future bae is perhaps the cruelest fate of all. Only psychological torture and heartbreak can result.
Veix, who previously trolled a texting stranger with a deluge of cat photos and joined Tinder as a golden retriever, wrote in Death and Taxes that he came into coincidental contact with Dre, a man trying to make plans with a woman he’d met. Teasing him with with the promise of sexy selfies, Veix convinced him to embark on a ridiculous artistic quest. But we’ll let the screencaps tell the story.
The good news? I think Dre may have actually found his calling.
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'