This one time my little sister went to be a show-off doctor in Africa and I tried to message her. As it turns out, I was sending messages to the wrong number, but I didn’t let her lack of response thwart my efforts at maintaining our sisterness.
Messages to my sister
August 12 2014 Hi it’s me I miss you ok bye
August 13, 2014 Hi its hot here but I can’t find my sunglasses
August 19, 2014 Hi its raining. Sunglasses still missing.
August 21, 2014 Im sick. Is it starve a fever and feed a cold or the other way round? Nevermind, I’ve already finished all the chocolate fingers.
August 22, 2014 Are chocolate fingers allowed on the paleo diet? Asking for a friend.
August 22, 2014 Ps yes, made some new friends while you’ve been away, One’s a caveman. Don’t be jealous.
August 25, 2014 Is it sunny where you are? Is that why you’ve taken my sunglasses?
August 28, 2014 Did you take my toothbrush
August 29, 2014 Not my main one, the spare
September 1, 2014 You might know it as your toothbrush but I usually give it to guys who stay over
September 3, 2014 Ok let me know
September 5, 2014 Have you made any friends yet or are you just playing hard to get?
September 9, 2014 Ps yes, that was me playing hard to get. Loads has happened, I can’t possibly fit it all into this text.
September 11, 2014 Have you taken my winter coat
September 13, 2014 Never mind, found it.
September 16, 2014 You know that miso soup in the cupboard? Are you meant to add water to it? How much?
September 17, 2014 New worst food: miso soup
September 24, 2014 Sorry I haven’t texted for a while. This unknown foreign number keeps calling me, so I’ve put my phone on silent.
September 29, 2014 Mum says you’ve been in contact. I don’t know why you’ve chosen to talk to her, rather than me, but MESSAGE RECEIVED*
*As it turned out, ‘no messages were received’, or at least not by my erstwhile little sister. Luckily I’ve now been given her actual number, although I do occasionally text the other, mystery number. I’ve seen enough romantic comedies to know that this is probably going to end up being my future husband/ a serial killer. (I have also seen horror movies).