You know that we love ourselves a fun cute emoji keyboard and that we’d recommend it to anyone and everyone! But there are times when your favorite keyboard theme or sticker for messenger can get you in trouble. If you’re curious to find out why, then you’re in the right place!
When it comes down to it, your choice of fun custom keyboard theme can say a lot about you. And some of the things it says, you may not want other people to know. For example, if you love a cute emoji keyboard, but you’re a badass in real life, you may not want everyone to see your funny theme and perhaps ruin your reputation. Or, maybe you love using the best emojis for Android, but you accidentally send them to the wrong people, with hilarious consequences. But those situations make for fun stories! Which is why we’ve gathered a few of them from our users, for your entertainment and lesson-learning. Obviously, the names have been changed to protect their privacy.
1. Livin’ on a Dare
Michael wrote us and told us about not only his love of custom themes but also his love of daring his friends to do the craziest things. He writes, “me and my buddies were fooling around, playing beer pong, and I lost. One of my friends was like ‘you should do a dare for losing’. So I went along and they dared me to change take a picture my boss has on the company website and use it as a keyboard theme. I thought it was stupid, but then they told me I should take a screenshot and send it to him, too. I didn’t want to go along at first…but you know how it is…when your friends are egging you on, you just end up doing the dare. Which is what I did.”
“The next day I went to work and thought I was in trouble when my boss called me into his office. He told me that he got my message from the other night. And the showed me his own custom keyboard with my face on it. We had a good laugh about it.”
2. When stickers and emojis get you in trouble
Jen is a young woman looking to get her journalism career off the ground. She also loves chatting with her best friend. Can you tell where this is going? We’ll let her tell you herself.
“I’m definitely a girly-girl. I love my cute emoji keyboard and I have all the girly wallpapers, even my phone’s case is pink and has some bling on the side. I’m also all about stickers for texts, not just Facebook stickers, and I send them all the time to my best girlfriend. But that backfired last month when I was on my way to an interview. I was really excited about it but I overslept so I was running late. And I wrote my BFF and even sent her a selfie from the car because I was so worried I looked a mess. She assured me I look good. I sent her a panicked text that I was going to probably blow it, followed by all the stickers in the world. Thought she was acting funny when she said, ‘I’m sure you’ll be ok’ because that’s not something she’d say. I was just about to ask her if she was ok…when I realized I had not actually been speaking to my BFF at all. I had sent all those texts and emojis to the recruiter who had texted me the address the day before. I felt like I was in a nightmare. When I got to their offices I apologized and thought she wouldn’t want to see me. But she was really cool about it and said she was actually entertained. I didn’t get the job, but the story will stick with me forever!”
3. Moms love emojis too
Josh’s mom has a bit of trouble with typing on her Android phone because she finds the keyboard to be a bit too small. But her son is there to save the day and inadvertently get her hooked on using emojis.
He writes, “I got a custom keyboard for my mom because I thought she’d enjoy having a picture of her cats as a theme. I also made the keyboard a bit bigger so she could type easier. She went into the Redraw app and showed her how to change her theme if she wants to. She saw the stickers and was like ‘what are these’? I said, ‘they’re called stickers, you can use them when you text.’ Since you get free stickers with Redraw Keyboard, I showed how to use them and she was having a blast. A couple of days later she called me telling me that she and my aunt (her sister) had an argument because my mom kept sending her stickers and emojis and wouldn’t tell my aunt how to get some for herself. Yeah, stickers are causing drama in my family…”
There you are. Just a few of the awkward, yet hilarious, stories some of our users shared with us. As you can see, something as innocent as a cute emoji keyboard can get you in a bit of a pickle sometimes. How about you? Do you have any fun or embarrassing stories? Tell us in the comments, we’d love to do a part two!