What To Do When You Text Something Embarrassing To Your Crush & Want To Fall Into A Volcano

What To Do When You Text Something Embarrassing To Your Crush & Want To Fall Into A Volcano

There are two types of people in this world: Those who take screenshots of text conversations to share with their friends, and those who lie about taking said screenshots to share with friends. We all do it. But sometimes our thumbs work a little faster than our brains and, well, that screenshot lands in the wrong thread. Like, it sends itself straight back to the person whose convo you'd screen-captured in the first place. What's that? You want to fall into a volcano now? Yeah. But you can recover! Here's exactly what to do when you text something embarrassing to your crush — be it a screenshot of your conversation, a copy-and-pasted paragraph detailing your date night, or a picture of their own face.

Oh yes, that last one happens, too. Story time!

A couple of years ago, I'd fallen into the terrible habit of drunk-texting a guy I was low-key high-key obsessed with. He'd posted an especially tasty thirst trap one day (that boy had found his light), which I'd found while drunkenly scrolling through Instagram in the back of a cab. Naturally, I took a screenshot and sent it to my friend with the text, “THIS F**KING KILLS ME.”

Only, I hadn't sent it to my friend. I'd sent it to (drumroll, please!) him.

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WHERE WAS THE NEAREST VOLCANO?!

In between heavy breathing, shrieks of terror, and assuring the cab driver that I was A-OK (I was, in fact, not A-OK), I sent a series of text messages that definitely did not help my case.

“OHMYGOSH NOOOOOO”

“Did not mean to send that to you!”

“Shhh, you're sleeping! This is all a dream!”

“ZzZzZz!”

He laughed it off, but I'm sure those “Haha”s were tinged with fear and concern, and our flirtatious late-night exchanges ended shortly thereafter.

But this article is about solutions, you guys, not horror stories! So, instead of doing any of the things I just mentioned (shrieking, heavy breathing, sending ALL CAPS messages), here are three ways to recover from an embarrassing text. Because we're all in this together.

Use it as a chance to flirt unabashedly.

Giphy

If you're taking screenshots of a conversation with someone, you're probably pretty into them, no? (Why else would you feel the need to share and analyze their text like it's Ode on a Grecian Urn?) So don't try to concoct some terrible excuse about your phone's software spazzing out or thieves stealing your phone, sprinting down the street, and sending embarrassing texts out of criminal spite.

Instead, brush it off confidently and coquettishly, and shoot them a quick, “Whoops! What can I say, just trying to show my friend how cute you were…” Maybe throw in that emoji with its tongue out, for flippancy and good measure.  

Ain't no thang.

Laugh it off.

Next to internal screaming, I think this is the most common method for recovering from an embarrassing message — make a joke of the whole thing! Send a quick “Welp, did not mean to send that to you! Excuse me. Seeing myself out now,” and leave it at that. If the message was inoffensive, they're probably laughing it off themselves and will appreciate your cool, calm, and collected approach to this slip up.

Just come clean.

Giphy

All right, worst case scenario: You've sent a message that was unambiguously about a person to that very person, and it didn't paint them in the best light. Just come clean! Acknowledge your mistake and sprinkle in a few apologies, like “Oh my gosh, I am so sorry! I did not mean to send that to you, and I shouldn't have even been sending it in the first place…”

Then use this as an opportunity to address your concerns and see how they handle the situation. Yes, fine, they'll probably be offended (and rightfully so, I guess), but if you guys can turn this into a productive conversation, then your accidental message-sending will have been for the better! If they act like a fool or a tool, they're not worth the trouble, anyway.

Alternatively, scream into a pillow for a while and shake it off. You've made it through worse, am I right?

Check out the entire Gen Why series and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.

Check out the “Best of Elite Daily” stream in the Bustle App for more stories just like this!

What To Do When You Text Something Embarrassing To Your Crush & Want To Fall Into A Volcano

What To Do When You Text Something Embarrassing To Your Crush & Want To Fall Into A Volcano

There are two types of people in this world: Those who take screenshots of text conversations to share with their friends, and those who lie about taking said screenshots to share with friends. We all do it. But sometimes our thumbs work a little faster than our brains and, well, that screenshot lands in the wrong thread. Like, it sends itself straight back to the person whose convo you'd screen-captured in the first place. What's that? You want to fall into a volcano now? Yeah. But you can recover! Here's exactly what to do when you text something embarrassing to your crush — be it a screenshot of your conversation, a copy-and-pasted paragraph detailing your date night, or a picture of their own face.

Oh yes, that last one happens, too. Story time!

A couple of years ago, I'd fallen into the terrible habit of drunk-texting a guy I was low-key high-key obsessed with. He'd posted an especially tasty thirst trap one day (that boy had found his light), which I'd found while drunkenly scrolling through Instagram in the back of a cab. Naturally, I took a screenshot and sent it to my friend with the text, “THIS F**KING KILLS ME.”

Only, I hadn't sent it to my friend. I'd sent it to (drumroll, please!) him.

Giphy

WHERE WAS THE NEAREST VOLCANO?!

In between heavy breathing, shrieks of terror, and assuring the cab driver that I was A-OK (I was, in fact, not A-OK), I sent a series of text messages that definitely did not help my case.

“OHMYGOSH NOOOOOO”

“Did not mean to send that to you!”

“Shhh, you're sleeping! This is all a dream!”

“ZzZzZz!”

He laughed it off, but I'm sure those “Haha”s were tinged with fear and concern, and our flirtatious late-night exchanges ended shortly thereafter.

But this article is about solutions, you guys, not horror stories! So, instead of doing any of the things I just mentioned (shrieking, heavy breathing, sending ALL CAPS messages), here are three ways to recover from an embarrassing text. Because we're all in this together.

Use it as a chance to flirt unabashedly.

Giphy

If you're taking screenshots of a conversation with someone, you're probably pretty into them, no? (Why else would you feel the need to share and analyze their text like it's Ode on a Grecian Urn?) So don't try to concoct some terrible excuse about your phone's software spazzing out or thieves stealing your phone, sprinting down the street, and sending embarrassing texts out of criminal spite.

Instead, brush it off confidently and coquettishly, and shoot them a quick, “Whoops! What can I say, just trying to show my friend how cute you were…” Maybe throw in that emoji with its tongue out, for flippancy and good measure.  

Ain't no thang.

Laugh it off.

Next to internal screaming, I think this is the most common method for recovering from an embarrassing message — make a joke of the whole thing! Send a quick “Welp, did not mean to send that to you! Excuse me. Seeing myself out now,” and leave it at that. If the message was inoffensive, they're probably laughing it off themselves and will appreciate your cool, calm, and collected approach to this slip up.

Just come clean.

Giphy

All right, worst case scenario: You've sent a message that was unambiguously about a person to that very person, and it didn't paint them in the best light. Just come clean! Acknowledge your mistake and sprinkle in a few apologies, like “Oh my gosh, I am so sorry! I did not mean to send that to you, and I shouldn't have even been sending it in the first place…”

Then use this as an opportunity to address your concerns and see how they handle the situation. Yes, fine, they'll probably be offended (and rightfully so, I guess), but if you guys can turn this into a productive conversation, then your accidental message-sending will have been for the better! If they act like a fool or a tool, they're not worth the trouble, anyway.

Alternatively, scream into a pillow for a while and shake it off. You've made it through worse, am I right?

Check out the entire Gen Why series and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.

Check out the “Best of Elite Daily” stream in the Bustle App for more stories just like this!

What To Do When You Text Something Embarrassing To Your Crush & Want To Fall Into A Volcano

What To Do When You Text Something Embarrassing To Your Crush & Want To Fall Into A Volcano

There are two types of people in this world: Those who take screenshots of text conversations to share with their friends, and those who lie about taking said screenshots to share with friends. We all do it. But sometimes our thumbs work a little faster than our brains and, well, that screenshot lands in the wrong thread. Like, it sends itself straight back to the person whose convo you'd screen-captured in the first place. What's that? You want to fall into a volcano now? Yeah. But you can recover! Here's exactly what to do when you text something embarrassing to your crush — be it a screenshot of your conversation, a copy-and-pasted paragraph detailing your date night, or a picture of their own face.

Oh yes, that last one happens, too. Story time!

A couple of years ago, I'd fallen into the terrible habit of drunk-texting a guy I was low-key high-key obsessed with. He'd posted an especially tasty thirst trap one day (that boy had found his light), which I'd found while drunkenly scrolling through Instagram in the back of a cab. Naturally, I took a screenshot and sent it to my friend with the text, “THIS F**KING KILLS ME.”

Only, I hadn't sent it to my friend. I'd sent it to (drumroll, please!) him.

Giphy

WHERE WAS THE NEAREST VOLCANO?!

In between heavy breathing, shrieks of terror, and assuring the cab driver that I was A-OK (I was, in fact, not A-OK), I sent a series of text messages that definitely did not help my case.

“OHMYGOSH NOOOOOO”

“Did not mean to send that to you!”

“Shhh, you're sleeping! This is all a dream!”

“ZzZzZz!”

He laughed it off, but I'm sure those “Haha”s were tinged with fear and concern, and our flirtatious late-night exchanges ended shortly thereafter.

But this article is about solutions, you guys, not horror stories! So, instead of doing any of the things I just mentioned (shrieking, heavy breathing, sending ALL CAPS messages), here are three ways to recover from an embarrassing text. Because we're all in this together.

Use it as a chance to flirt unabashedly.

Giphy

If you're taking screenshots of a conversation with someone, you're probably pretty into them, no? (Why else would you feel the need to share and analyze their text like it's Ode on a Grecian Urn?) So don't try to concoct some terrible excuse about your phone's software spazzing out or thieves stealing your phone, sprinting down the street, and sending embarrassing texts out of criminal spite.

Instead, brush it off confidently and coquettishly, and shoot them a quick, “Whoops! What can I say, just trying to show my friend how cute you were…” Maybe throw in that emoji with its tongue out, for flippancy and good measure.  

Ain't no thang.

Laugh it off.

Next to internal screaming, I think this is the most common method for recovering from an embarrassing message — make a joke of the whole thing! Send a quick “Welp, did not mean to send that to you! Excuse me. Seeing myself out now,” and leave it at that. If the message was inoffensive, they're probably laughing it off themselves and will appreciate your cool, calm, and collected approach to this slip up.

Just come clean.

Giphy

All right, worst case scenario: You've sent a message that was unambiguously about a person to that very person, and it didn't paint them in the best light. Just come clean! Acknowledge your mistake and sprinkle in a few apologies, like “Oh my gosh, I am so sorry! I did not mean to send that to you, and I shouldn't have even been sending it in the first place…”

Then use this as an opportunity to address your concerns and see how they handle the situation. Yes, fine, they'll probably be offended (and rightfully so, I guess), but if you guys can turn this into a productive conversation, then your accidental message-sending will have been for the better! If they act like a fool or a tool, they're not worth the trouble, anyway.

Alternatively, scream into a pillow for a while and shake it off. You've made it through worse, am I right?

Check out the entire Gen Why series and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.

Check out the “Best of Elite Daily” stream in the Bustle App for more stories just like this!

What To Do When You Text Something Embarrassing To Your Crush & Want To Fall Into A Volcano

What To Do When You Text Something Embarrassing To Your Crush & Want To Fall Into A Volcano

There are two types of people in this world: Those who take screenshots of text conversations to share with their friends, and those who lie about taking said screenshots to share with friends. We all do it. But sometimes our thumbs work a little faster than our brains and, well, that screenshot lands in the wrong thread. Like, it sends itself straight back to the person whose convo you'd screen-captured in the first place. What's that? You want to fall into a volcano now? Yeah. But you can recover! Here's exactly what to do when you text something embarrassing to your crush — be it a screenshot of your conversation, a copy-and-pasted paragraph detailing your date night, or a picture of their own face.

Oh yes, that last one happens, too. Story time!

A couple of years ago, I'd fallen into the terrible habit of drunk-texting a guy I was low-key high-key obsessed with. He'd posted an especially tasty thirst trap one day (that boy had found his light), which I'd found while drunkenly scrolling through Instagram in the back of a cab. Naturally, I took a screenshot and sent it to my friend with the text, “THIS F**KING KILLS ME.”

Only, I hadn't sent it to my friend. I'd sent it to (drumroll, please!) him.

Giphy

WHERE WAS THE NEAREST VOLCANO?!

In between heavy breathing, shrieks of terror, and assuring the cab driver that I was A-OK (I was, in fact, not A-OK), I sent a series of text messages that definitely did not help my case.

“OHMYGOSH NOOOOOO”

“Did not mean to send that to you!”

“Shhh, you're sleeping! This is all a dream!”

“ZzZzZz!”

He laughed it off, but I'm sure those “Haha”s were tinged with fear and concern, and our flirtatious late-night exchanges ended shortly thereafter.

But this article is about solutions, you guys, not horror stories! So, instead of doing any of the things I just mentioned (shrieking, heavy breathing, sending ALL CAPS messages), here are three ways to recover from an embarrassing text. Because we're all in this together.

Use it as a chance to flirt unabashedly.

Giphy

If you're taking screenshots of a conversation with someone, you're probably pretty into them, no? (Why else would you feel the need to share and analyze their text like it's Ode on a Grecian Urn?) So don't try to concoct some terrible excuse about your phone's software spazzing out or thieves stealing your phone, sprinting down the street, and sending embarrassing texts out of criminal spite.

Instead, brush it off confidently and coquettishly, and shoot them a quick, “Whoops! What can I say, just trying to show my friend how cute you were…” Maybe throw in that emoji with its tongue out, for flippancy and good measure.  

Ain't no thang.

Laugh it off.

Next to internal screaming, I think this is the most common method for recovering from an embarrassing message — make a joke of the whole thing! Send a quick “Welp, did not mean to send that to you! Excuse me. Seeing myself out now,” and leave it at that. If the message was inoffensive, they're probably laughing it off themselves and will appreciate your cool, calm, and collected approach to this slip up.

Just come clean.

Giphy

All right, worst case scenario: You've sent a message that was unambiguously about a person to that very person, and it didn't paint them in the best light. Just come clean! Acknowledge your mistake and sprinkle in a few apologies, like “Oh my gosh, I am so sorry! I did not mean to send that to you, and I shouldn't have even been sending it in the first place…”

Then use this as an opportunity to address your concerns and see how they handle the situation. Yes, fine, they'll probably be offended (and rightfully so, I guess), but if you guys can turn this into a productive conversation, then your accidental message-sending will have been for the better! If they act like a fool or a tool, they're not worth the trouble, anyway.

Alternatively, scream into a pillow for a while and shake it off. You've made it through worse, am I right?

Check out the entire Gen Why series and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.

Check out the “Best of Elite Daily” stream in the Bustle App for more stories just like this!

What To Do When You Text Something Embarrassing To Your Crush & Want To Fall Into A Volcano

What To Do When You Text Something Embarrassing To Your Crush & Want To Fall Into A Volcano

There are two types of people in this world: Those who take screenshots of text conversations to share with their friends, and those who lie about taking said screenshots to share with friends. We all do it. But sometimes our thumbs work a little faster than our brains and, well, that screenshot lands in the wrong thread. Like, it sends itself straight back to the person whose convo you'd screen-captured in the first place. What's that? You want to fall into a volcano now? Yeah. But you can recover! Here's exactly what to do when you text something embarrassing to your crush — be it a screenshot of your conversation, a copy-and-pasted paragraph detailing your date night, or a picture of their own face.

Oh yes, that last one happens, too. Story time!

A couple of years ago, I'd fallen into the terrible habit of drunk-texting a guy I was low-key high-key obsessed with. He'd posted an especially tasty thirst trap one day (that boy had found his light), which I'd found while drunkenly scrolling through Instagram in the back of a cab. Naturally, I took a screenshot and sent it to my friend with the text, “THIS F**KING KILLS ME.”

Only, I hadn't sent it to my friend. I'd sent it to (drumroll, please!) him.

Giphy

WHERE WAS THE NEAREST VOLCANO?!

In between heavy breathing, shrieks of terror, and assuring the cab driver that I was A-OK (I was, in fact, not A-OK), I sent a series of text messages that definitely did not help my case.

“OHMYGOSH NOOOOOO”

“Did not mean to send that to you!”

“Shhh, you're sleeping! This is all a dream!”

“ZzZzZz!”

He laughed it off, but I'm sure those “Haha”s were tinged with fear and concern, and our flirtatious late-night exchanges ended shortly thereafter.

But this article is about solutions, you guys, not horror stories! So, instead of doing any of the things I just mentioned (shrieking, heavy breathing, sending ALL CAPS messages), here are three ways to recover from an embarrassing text. Because we're all in this together.

Use it as a chance to flirt unabashedly.

Giphy

If you're taking screenshots of a conversation with someone, you're probably pretty into them, no? (Why else would you feel the need to share and analyze their text like it's Ode on a Grecian Urn?) So don't try to concoct some terrible excuse about your phone's software spazzing out or thieves stealing your phone, sprinting down the street, and sending embarrassing texts out of criminal spite.

Instead, brush it off confidently and coquettishly, and shoot them a quick, “Whoops! What can I say, just trying to show my friend how cute you were…” Maybe throw in that emoji with its tongue out, for flippancy and good measure.  

Ain't no thang.

Laugh it off.

Next to internal screaming, I think this is the most common method for recovering from an embarrassing message — make a joke of the whole thing! Send a quick “Welp, did not mean to send that to you! Excuse me. Seeing myself out now,” and leave it at that. If the message was inoffensive, they're probably laughing it off themselves and will appreciate your cool, calm, and collected approach to this slip up.

Just come clean.

Giphy

All right, worst case scenario: You've sent a message that was unambiguously about a person to that very person, and it didn't paint them in the best light. Just come clean! Acknowledge your mistake and sprinkle in a few apologies, like “Oh my gosh, I am so sorry! I did not mean to send that to you, and I shouldn't have even been sending it in the first place…”

Then use this as an opportunity to address your concerns and see how they handle the situation. Yes, fine, they'll probably be offended (and rightfully so, I guess), but if you guys can turn this into a productive conversation, then your accidental message-sending will have been for the better! If they act like a fool or a tool, they're not worth the trouble, anyway.

Alternatively, scream into a pillow for a while and shake it off. You've made it through worse, am I right?

Check out the entire Gen Why series and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.

Check out the “Best of Elite Daily” stream in the Bustle App for more stories just like this!

What To Do When You Text Something Embarrassing To Your Crush & Want To Fall Into A Volcano

What To Do When You Text Something Embarrassing To Your Crush & Want To Fall Into A Volcano

There are two types of people in this world: Those who take screenshots of text conversations to share with their friends, and those who lie about taking said screenshots to share with friends. We all do it. But sometimes our thumbs work a little faster than our brains and, well, that screenshot lands in the wrong thread. Like, it sends itself straight back to the person whose convo you'd screen-captured in the first place. What's that? You want to fall into a volcano now? Yeah. But you can recover! Here's exactly what to do when you text something embarrassing to your crush — be it a screenshot of your conversation, a copy-and-pasted paragraph detailing your date night, or a picture of their own face.

Oh yes, that last one happens, too. Story time!

A couple of years ago, I'd fallen into the terrible habit of drunk-texting a guy I was low-key high-key obsessed with. He'd posted an especially tasty thirst trap one day (that boy had found his light), which I'd found while drunkenly scrolling through Instagram in the back of a cab. Naturally, I took a screenshot and sent it to my friend with the text, “THIS F**KING KILLS ME.”

Only, I hadn't sent it to my friend. I'd sent it to (drumroll, please!) him.

Giphy

WHERE WAS THE NEAREST VOLCANO?!

In between heavy breathing, shrieks of terror, and assuring the cab driver that I was A-OK (I was, in fact, not A-OK), I sent a series of text messages that definitely did not help my case.

“OHMYGOSH NOOOOOO”

“Did not mean to send that to you!”

“Shhh, you're sleeping! This is all a dream!”

“ZzZzZz!”

He laughed it off, but I'm sure those “Haha”s were tinged with fear and concern, and our flirtatious late-night exchanges ended shortly thereafter.

But this article is about solutions, you guys, not horror stories! So, instead of doing any of the things I just mentioned (shrieking, heavy breathing, sending ALL CAPS messages), here are three ways to recover from an embarrassing text. Because we're all in this together.

Use it as a chance to flirt unabashedly.

Giphy

If you're taking screenshots of a conversation with someone, you're probably pretty into them, no? (Why else would you feel the need to share and analyze their text like it's Ode on a Grecian Urn?) So don't try to concoct some terrible excuse about your phone's software spazzing out or thieves stealing your phone, sprinting down the street, and sending embarrassing texts out of criminal spite.

Instead, brush it off confidently and coquettishly, and shoot them a quick, “Whoops! What can I say, just trying to show my friend how cute you were…” Maybe throw in that emoji with its tongue out, for flippancy and good measure.  

Ain't no thang.

Laugh it off.

Next to internal screaming, I think this is the most common method for recovering from an embarrassing message — make a joke of the whole thing! Send a quick “Welp, did not mean to send that to you! Excuse me. Seeing myself out now,” and leave it at that. If the message was inoffensive, they're probably laughing it off themselves and will appreciate your cool, calm, and collected approach to this slip up.

Just come clean.

Giphy

All right, worst case scenario: You've sent a message that was unambiguously about a person to that very person, and it didn't paint them in the best light. Just come clean! Acknowledge your mistake and sprinkle in a few apologies, like “Oh my gosh, I am so sorry! I did not mean to send that to you, and I shouldn't have even been sending it in the first place…”

Then use this as an opportunity to address your concerns and see how they handle the situation. Yes, fine, they'll probably be offended (and rightfully so, I guess), but if you guys can turn this into a productive conversation, then your accidental message-sending will have been for the better! If they act like a fool or a tool, they're not worth the trouble, anyway.

Alternatively, scream into a pillow for a while and shake it off. You've made it through worse, am I right?

Check out the entire Gen Why series and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.

Check out the “Best of Elite Daily” stream in the Bustle App for more stories just like this!

The ‘This Is Us’ Creator’s Regret About Jack Really Isn’t What We Expected

This Is Us is pretty much perfect as far as moving primetime dramas go, but even the show's producer is confessing he has his own remorse about the way Jack Pearson's story was handled. Nope — we're not referring to the goatee (TBH, Milo Ventimiglia totally rocks it) or that time he ran into a burning house to save the family dog. The This Is Us creator's regret about Jack goes back to a flashback in Season 1, so it may not be what you think.

In the second to last episode of the first season, fans may recall Kate revealing that she felt responsible for her father's death. Audiences then watched Jack drive while visibly intoxicated, following a conversation with teenage Kate where he told her he was going to make things right with Rebecca. From the moment viewers discovered the tragic twist that Jack didn't make it to 2017, viewers have made it their mission to figure out the mystery of Papa Pearson's demise. Naturally, that moment coupled with Kate's remarks spawned the plausible theory that Jack died in a drunk-driving accident. As it turns out, it just threw people off more. And now creator Dan Fogleman is expressing that in hindsight, that probably wasn't the best move.

“That was a head fake on our part,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “While I thought it was like, ‘Oh, that’s cool, interesting timing,’ and people might think that’s coming, I didn’t realize the narrative around that moment would get so strong. If I could take back a moment, that’s the moment I’d take back, just to have slowed the spread of our story.”

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Fogelman admits that he felt the Season 1 finale would carry its own dramatic weight outside of the whole how-Jack-died saga, as it saw Rebecca and Jack at a heartbreaking crossroads in their relationship that could potentially mean they were over for good. “I thought that was the big kind of twist or misdirect: This isn’t about Jack’s death; this is about something deeper and darker, which is: these two are on different pages,” Fogelman continued to explain.

Dan Fogelman previously spoke about the scene that launched the popular and now-debunked drunk-driving notion, telling CNN that they didn't plan on having it interpreted it the way it was: “Jack did drive having drank that night, and she does feel responsible for her father's death, which is something we're going to see this season. But I understand that could have felt a little bit manipulative. That wasn't our intention.”

Until the Super Bowl episode earlier this month that cleared up pretty much everything we needed to know about how Jack's life was cut short, fans were all about the theories and the hunches, even ones based on the smallest of hints. We finally know that it was cardiac arrest brought on by smoke inhalation that killed the Pearson patriarch, resulting from a devastating fire that also destroyed the family's home. This was all at the hands (or the faulty off switch, to be exact) of a decades-old slow cooker.

Now that we've got that squared away, there's fresh drama to get to and new puzzles to solve. And don't fret — Jack is sticking around, even though we already watched his final moments unfold. Milo Ventimiglia recently revealed to USA Today,

Bring. It. On. The tears, the heartache, the Miguel — all of it. This Is Us returns Tuesday, Feb. 27 on NBC. #NoRegrets in 2018.

What To Do When You Text Something Embarrassing To Your Crush & Want To Fall Into A Volcano

What To Do When You Text Something Embarrassing To Your Crush & Want To Fall Into A Volcano

There are two types of people in this world: Those who take screenshots of text conversations to share with their friends, and those who lie about taking said screenshots to share with friends. We all do it. But sometimes our thumbs work a little faster than our brains and, well, that screenshot lands in the wrong thread. Like, it sends itself straight back to the person whose convo you'd screen-captured in the first place. What's that? You want to fall into a volcano now? Yeah. But you can recover! Here's exactly what to do when you text something embarrassing to your crush — be it a screenshot of your conversation, a copy-and-pasted paragraph detailing your date night, or a picture of their own face.

Oh yes, that last one happens, too. Story time!

A couple of years ago, I'd fallen into the terrible habit of drunk-texting a guy I was low-key high-key obsessed with. He'd posted an especially tasty thirst trap one day (that boy had found his light), which I'd found while drunkenly scrolling through Instagram in the back of a cab. Naturally, I took a screenshot and sent it to my friend with the text, “THIS F**KING KILLS ME.”

Only, I hadn't sent it to my friend. I'd sent it to (drumroll, please!) him.

Giphy

WHERE WAS THE NEAREST VOLCANO?!

In between heavy breathing, shrieks of terror, and assuring the cab driver that I was A-OK (I was, in fact, not A-OK), I sent a series of text messages that definitely did not help my case.

“OHMYGOSH NOOOOOO”

“Did not mean to send that to you!”

“Shhh, you're sleeping! This is all a dream!”

“ZzZzZz!”

He laughed it off, but I'm sure those “Haha”s were tinged with fear and concern, and our flirtatious late-night exchanges ended shortly thereafter.

But this article is about solutions, you guys, not horror stories! So, instead of doing any of the things I just mentioned (shrieking, heavy breathing, sending ALL CAPS messages), here are three ways to recover from an embarrassing text. Because we're all in this together.

Use it as a chance to flirt unabashedly.

Giphy

If you're taking screenshots of a conversation with someone, you're probably pretty into them, no? (Why else would you feel the need to share and analyze their text like it's Ode on a Grecian Urn?) So don't try to concoct some terrible excuse about your phone's software spazzing out or thieves stealing your phone, sprinting down the street, and sending embarrassing texts out of criminal spite.

Instead, brush it off confidently and coquettishly, and shoot them a quick, “Whoops! What can I say, just trying to show my friend how cute you were…” Maybe throw in that emoji with its tongue out, for flippancy and good measure.  

Ain't no thang.

Laugh it off.

Next to internal screaming, I think this is the most common method for recovering from an embarrassing message — make a joke of the whole thing! Send a quick “Welp, did not mean to send that to you! Excuse me. Seeing myself out now,” and leave it at that. If the message was inoffensive, they're probably laughing it off themselves and will appreciate your cool, calm, and collected approach to this slip up.

Just come clean.

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All right, worst case scenario: You've sent a message that was unambiguously about a person to that very person, and it didn't paint them in the best light. Just come clean! Acknowledge your mistake and sprinkle in a few apologies, like “Oh my gosh, I am so sorry! I did not mean to send that to you, and I shouldn't have even been sending it in the first place…”

Then use this as an opportunity to address your concerns and see how they handle the situation. Yes, fine, they'll probably be offended (and rightfully so, I guess), but if you guys can turn this into a productive conversation, then your accidental message-sending will have been for the better! If they act like a fool or a tool, they're not worth the trouble, anyway.

Alternatively, scream into a pillow for a while and shake it off. You've made it through worse, am I right?

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The ‘This Is Us’ Creator’s Regret About Jack Really Isn’t What We Expected

This Is Us is pretty much perfect as far as moving primetime dramas go, but even the show's producer is confessing he has his own remorse about the way Jack Pearson's story was handled. Nope — we're not referring to the goatee (TBH, Milo Ventimiglia totally rocks it) or that time he ran into a burning house to save the family dog. The This Is Us creator's regret about Jack goes back to a flashback in Season 1, so it may not be what you think.

In the second to last episode of the first season, fans may recall Kate revealing that she felt responsible for her father's death. Audiences then watched Jack drive while visibly intoxicated, following a conversation with teenage Kate where he told her he was going to make things right with Rebecca. From the moment viewers discovered the tragic twist that Jack didn't make it to 2017, viewers have made it their mission to figure out the mystery of Papa Pearson's demise. Naturally, that moment coupled with Kate's remarks spawned the plausible theory that Jack died in a drunk-driving accident. As it turns out, it just threw people off more. And now creator Dan Fogleman is expressing that in hindsight, that probably wasn't the best move.

“That was a head fake on our part,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “While I thought it was like, ‘Oh, that’s cool, interesting timing,’ and people might think that’s coming, I didn’t realize the narrative around that moment would get so strong. If I could take back a moment, that’s the moment I’d take back, just to have slowed the spread of our story.”

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Fogelman admits that he felt the Season 1 finale would carry its own dramatic weight outside of the whole how-Jack-died saga, as it saw Rebecca and Jack at a heartbreaking crossroads in their relationship that could potentially mean they were over for good. “I thought that was the big kind of twist or misdirect: This isn’t about Jack’s death; this is about something deeper and darker, which is: these two are on different pages,” Fogelman continued to explain.

Dan Fogelman previously spoke about the scene that launched the popular and now-debunked drunk-driving notion, telling CNN that they didn't plan on having it interpreted it the way it was: “Jack did drive having drank that night, and she does feel responsible for her father's death, which is something we're going to see this season. But I understand that could have felt a little bit manipulative. That wasn't our intention.”

Until the Super Bowl episode earlier this month that cleared up pretty much everything we needed to know about how Jack's life was cut short, fans were all about the theories and the hunches, even ones based on the smallest of hints. We finally know that it was cardiac arrest brought on by smoke inhalation that killed the Pearson patriarch, resulting from a devastating fire that also destroyed the family's home. This was all at the hands (or the faulty off switch, to be exact) of a decades-old slow cooker.

Now that we've got that squared away, there's fresh drama to get to and new puzzles to solve. And don't fret — Jack is sticking around, even though we already watched his final moments unfold. Milo Ventimiglia recently revealed to USA Today,

Bring. It. On. The tears, the heartache, the Miguel — all of it. This Is Us returns Tuesday, Feb. 27 on NBC. #NoRegrets in 2018.

The ‘This Is Us’ Creator’s Regret About Jack Really Isn’t What We Expected

This Is Us is pretty much perfect as far as moving primetime dramas go, but even the show's producer is confessing he has his own remorse about the way Jack Pearson's story was handled. Nope — we're not referring to the goatee (TBH, Milo Ventimiglia totally rocks it) or that time he ran into a burning house to save the family dog. The This Is Us creator's regret about Jack goes back to a flashback in Season 1, so it may not be what you think.

In the second to last episode of the first season, fans may recall Kate revealing that she felt responsible for her father's death. Audiences then watched Jack drive while visibly intoxicated, following a conversation with teenage Kate where he told her he was going to make things right with Rebecca. From the moment viewers discovered the tragic twist that Jack didn't make it to 2017, viewers have made it their mission to figure out the mystery of Papa Pearson's demise. Naturally, that moment coupled with Kate's remarks spawned the plausible theory that Jack died in a drunk-driving accident. As it turns out, it just threw people off more. And now creator Dan Fogleman is expressing that in hindsight, that probably wasn't the best move.

“That was a head fake on our part,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “While I thought it was like, ‘Oh, that’s cool, interesting timing,’ and people might think that’s coming, I didn’t realize the narrative around that moment would get so strong. If I could take back a moment, that’s the moment I’d take back, just to have slowed the spread of our story.”

Giphy

Fogelman admits that he felt the Season 1 finale would carry its own dramatic weight outside of the whole how-Jack-died saga, as it saw Rebecca and Jack at a heartbreaking crossroads in their relationship that could potentially mean they were over for good. “I thought that was the big kind of twist or misdirect: This isn’t about Jack’s death; this is about something deeper and darker, which is: these two are on different pages,” Fogelman continued to explain.

Dan Fogelman previously spoke about the scene that launched the popular and now-debunked drunk-driving notion, telling CNN that they didn't plan on having it interpreted it the way it was: “Jack did drive having drank that night, and she does feel responsible for her father's death, which is something we're going to see this season. But I understand that could have felt a little bit manipulative. That wasn't our intention.”

Until the Super Bowl episode earlier this month that cleared up pretty much everything we needed to know about how Jack's life was cut short, fans were all about the theories and the hunches, even ones based on the smallest of hints. We finally know that it was cardiac arrest brought on by smoke inhalation that killed the Pearson patriarch, resulting from a devastating fire that also destroyed the family's home. This was all at the hands (or the faulty off switch, to be exact) of a decades-old slow cooker.

Now that we've got that squared away, there's fresh drama to get to and new puzzles to solve. And don't fret — Jack is sticking around, even though we already watched his final moments unfold. Milo Ventimiglia recently revealed to USA Today,

Bring. It. On. The tears, the heartache, the Miguel — all of it. This Is Us returns Tuesday, Feb. 27 on NBC. #NoRegrets in 2018.