Back in the day, if you got drunk and wanted to talk to your ex at 3 am, you had to pick up a phone and call his or her house -- the whole house, where, presumably, other people lived. And if someone else picked up, this happened:
Hello? I LOVE YOU, SHERYL!!! Who is this? SHERYL, I WANT TO MAKE A FAMILY WITH YOU -- ALSO D'YOU WANNA GO SEE 'STAR WARS' IN THEATERS TOMORROW? I HEAR IT'S SO GOOD! This is Carol, Sheryl's roommate. Oh... um... hi, Carol. Could you put Sheryl on? This is Matthew. Didn't you have sex with her cousin last month? THAT WAS A LONG TIME AGO IN AN AREA CODE FAR, FAR AWAY! Bye. [Click]
Today, on the other hand, your ex is literally seconds away from sending you a picture of his penis at all times. Mix that with alcohol, and you can pretty much be guaranteed to have a sh*tty experience with your ex.
Thankfully for all of us, there is an Instagram account collecting these hilarious exchanges for our viewing pleasure.
Unspirational, aka textsfromyourex, posts real texts submitted by real people showing off their real-life horror shows.
Check out a selection of some of my favorite posts below.