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I may have been having a saucy conversation with someone once and messages were being exchanged. Cut to my mother, who asked me what the password for something or other was. I told her I had it on my phone. I opened a note to read off the password and she snatched my phone from my hand just as another saucy message came in. (Thankfully, she didn't really notice.) But was I mortified? Absolutely.

After Redditor TTVKrooked asked the online community, "What is the worst notification you've received while someone else has had your phone?" people shared their stories.


"I was ordering food..."

I was ordering food off of Doordash on my exes phone when she got a text from guy saying he couldn't wait to see her that weekend. She told me she was going to see her mom.

greekfire01

"Border patrol..."

Border patrol had my phone and my buddy sent me a text in which he jokingly said something like, "what makes you think they'll let you in this time?" or something like that.

ImranRashid

"Unfortunately..."

My SIL was staying with me for a week, which I wasn't stoked about. My sister knew about it and messaged me "How are you dealing with (SIL's name)? Do you need to pretend to have a nap again lol?"

Unfortunately my SIL was borrowing my tablet at the time and saw the notification pop up. She hasn't stayed with us since.

SufficientCat

"My mum was looking stuff up..."

My mum was looking up stuff on my prescription app on my phone when a message came in from a group chat I'm on, a group chat named pornographic material. I turned Instagram notifications off after that.

Neverspark7776

"A couple of years ago..."

A couple of years ago met a guy from Tinder in a pub for our first date. Things were going well, we were having a laugh and flirting. After about an hour I took out my phone to show him a funny meme and up popped a notification from my new period tracking app saying "Today's the day! You're ovulating!"

I swiped it real quick and I dont think he got a good look at it but I was still worried he'd think i was some child-obsessed weirdo who timed my dates so random Tinder guys could impregnate me. I turned off ovulation notifications after that.

UnderTheHarvestMoon

"I gave my dad my phone..."

This actually happened recently, I gave my dad my phone to call my mom because his phone was dead, and my gf sent me a text that said something along the lines of "hey, do you wanna have some fun at my house tonight?" My dad LOST it.

ThatFurryBlitz

"My friend made this fake account..."

My friend made this fake account on Twitter and followed me exactly at the time my teacher had taken my phone away. The notification read @an@lfister6969 has followed you.

zerinotseri

"I was showing my grandma..."

I was showing my grandma some pictures. She chuckled a bit and quickly handed me back my phone. I looked at it and saw that my boyfriend (now husband) had texted me saying "I hate it when I'm pooping and my dick touches the water. Big dick problems." We laughed about it, but my husband is still horrified by the thought of my grandma knowing about his "big dick problems."

prettyprincess93

"It was then that I realized..."

Other way around: I was holding ex-husband's phone while he was driving me and the kids to the airport. Text comes in from a "work colleague" asking if we'd left yet.

It was then that I realised the marriage was over.

Mageta14

"I was the one doing the sending."

I was the one doing the sending. I moved to Japan a couple of years ago and early one morning I was at a market and saw a tanuki statue that had the full cock'n'balls on display. I took a picture of it and thought it would be funny to send my brother a message reading "UNSOLICITED DICK PIC!" then send a pic of the tanuki statue.

Little did I know, halfway around the world, my brother was doing some late evening car shopping. He had recently been in an accident that had totaled his car and was in the market for a new one. He had handed the car salesman his phone so he could show the guy the pics of the damage to his car and the guy was looking through them when the words "UNSOLICITED DICK PIC!" popped up on the screen. My brother said the guy nearly dropped the phone trying to shove it back in his hands.

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