SEATTLE—Rick Montgomery and Sarah DeMarcos, a couple of three years, recently abandoned typical text messaging to save their relationship from certain doom.
Sarah, 27, called off their engagement after she'd reached her breaking point with Rick's control-freak tendencies. Minutes earlier, she learned that Rick had gone behind her back to contact her mother about mailing the remote control for Sarah's 12" excuse of a TV—a controller that's been sitting idly at her mom's home for months. Just sitting there, collecting dust.
Furious, Sarah immediately sent a disapproving text message to Rick that initiated an interminable, back-and-forth texting argument that carried over past midnight, with no resolution in sight.
But shortly after receiving a text from Sarah that said "IT'S OVER. GOODBYE", Rick decided to pick up the phone.
"I kind of forgot that I can call people on my phone," he said, using hand quotes and motioning to his cell phone’s keypad. "You just press this green button, and it calls someone. See, like this," he demonstrated.
"Honestly, it was kind of an accident when I pressed it," he admitted. "But once it started dialing, I was like, 'What the hell?' You know, just let it go."
According to DeMarcos, the whole thing was a big misunderstanding, and the couple was able to resolve their relationship-threatening argument within mere minutes.
Best of all, the engagement is back on—for now.