Student Tries To Send Photos To Herself And Ends Up Spamming Stranger

This could have gone a lot worse than it did. Twenty-two-year-old Umulkhayr accidentally started spamming a stranger with photos of herself, thinking she was sending them to herself for safe-keeping.

The student from London apparently sent herself a bunch of her favourite photos in order to get around her iPhone's low storage issue. Regardless of the fact that sending photos to yourself still takes up storage on your phone, she'd put in a number wrong and was thinking WTF when she got a reply...from herself.

After she unwittingly sent a few pictures to the stranger, whose number she had unwittingly saved in her phone under her own name, Umulkhayr received a reply that said, 'Who is this' (sic).

The best part is her reply. "It's me," she wrote. "Who are you." Again, we'll assume it was her shock at receiving a message from herself that caused her to omit the question mark. "I'm so confused I thought this was my number. I thought I was sending pics to MYSELF. I am so sorry".

It turns out she'd saved a number that began 0756, instead of her own 0746 number. She then did what most people would do in her situation these days - posted the exchange on Twitter - and the whole thing soon went viral, with people offering plenty of takes on what had just happened, especially after Umulkhayr admitted that she really did think she was having a conversation with herself. Which, let's face it, is worrying on a number of levels. But also hilarious, so that's OK. Sort of. It's still a little worrying.

Some people were perplexed and terrified in equal measure.

Others were just confused.

And some found the whole bizarre thing hilarious.

We're not sure if it's more concerning that she thought she was texting herself back or that sending herself photos would solve her storage woes, but hey - we're not judging.

Mischa Pearlman

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]

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