People drop things on the Internet and run all the time. So we have to ask. In this edition, VanityFair.com critic and columnist Richard Lawson tells us more about the horrors of accidentally sending the wrong text message to your mom.
Cool beans. Sent my mom a text about Fire Island plans that was meant for a friend. So I'm committing seppuku now
— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) June 17, 2014
Richard! So what happened here?
I was coming home from a staff drinks kind of a thing and was juggling several text message conversations, one with my mom who just visited me and my sister [...]
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