There’s always that one person saved in your phone without a surname and you’re not quite sure who it is.Davinia Anderson, 42, got into a bit of an embarrassing situation because she had two people named Becky saved and she got a bit muddled. Thinking she was texting her friend Beccy about an appointment she assumed it was the one to get her ‘arms and fanny waxed’ was – only to realise she was messaging a dog groomer she’s never met, also called Becky. The mum-of-two had been trying to book an appointment with the groomer for her German Shepherd Bonny earlier.
Becky said: ‘Hello. What time did I book you down for on 14th? 9.30 am?’ Davinia replied: ‘I don’t know. My other appointments were later in the day.’
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Becky then responded: ‘9.30 am I have. Wasn’t sure if I had mixed you with another client.’
‘Think my arms and fanny are at 10 past 1,’ Davinia replied.The pub manager realised her embarrassing blunder when she received a muddled response from the groomer and her partner, Phil, 41, couldn’t help but laugh. Becky replied: ‘I’m talking about your German Shepherd you had booked in to be groomed.’
Davinia, from Broughton Moor, Cumbria, shared the hilarious message exchange on social media where it quickly went viral.
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She said: ‘I wasn’t concentrating because I was watching the TV and I wondered why Beccy was messaging me asking about my appointment when she was the one who booked it.
‘When I realised, I just shouted to my partner Phil that I’d made an absolute cock-up.‘Only I could do something like this. I’ve never even met her, I don’t know her from Adam.
Watching Gae struggle with his limp leg is tragic (Picture: Viral Press) He seems helpless as he hunches over trying to pull himself along (Picture: Viral Press) But he soon springs up and runs around wagging his tale (Picture: Viral Press)She said: ‘This old dog has lived my workplace for a few years.
‘It was so embarrassing, but she did say it had made her day.’
But everyone saw the funny side and Davinia even showed the rest of the staff at the salon when she did go for her wax.
She added: “Everyone finds it hilarious. I showed the message to everyone at the salon and they were all in hysterics.
‘They just didn’t know how I’d managed it.
‘It’s been mad, people have just been sharing and sharing it. I never expected it to go so viral.’