Mobile Disjuncture

My colleague has a work mobile phone that, like many employees up and down the country, once belonged to a previous employee.  Now and again she gets random text messages.  She just received this one:

1-0 what a fuckin result! rub that up against you big lad.

[It relates to England’s drubbing in the World Cup qualifier by Northern Ireland btw for those not into football.] It made me laugh.  What makes this both odd and funny is that the texts are infrequent, she never replies and this person never ever calls her.  And you would presume that you’d have to know someone fairly well to send them such a message, well enough to know that there mobile changed about 9 months ago!

I wonder how many ‘relationships’ there are out there based on a misunderstanding like this one?