Saturday, July 19, 2008
If you have a Verizon cell phone and send a text message to “LEILA” — as in those letters, in that order, in lieu of a phone number — it goes to the woman who keeps the blog The Leila Texts. Her name is Leila, yet she’s not the intended recipient of these texts. This alone amuses me. Wrong numbers and incorrectly sent mail usually makes your day more interesting. Yet this Leila actually posts the texts and guesses why the messages were sent and what kind of relationships these other Leilas might have with the people trying to contact them.