Chrissy Teigen is no stranger to getting weird online; she’s admitted to photoshopping husband John Legend into One Direction, shared the details of an awkward run-in with Legend’s ex, and even taken on President Donald Trump. Her latest stunt, though, was more accidental in nature. On Tuesday, Teigen accidentally tweeted out her email address, and because we can’t have nice things, the situation quickly became untenable.
“[O]h my god people are FaceTiming me. [I] was 100% sure this would be a penis but nope just a nice stranger,” tweeted Teigen, sharing a video of herself and her mother fielding incoming calls. One of the first came from a friendly-seeming stranger named Ricardo, who, as Teigen noted, did her the honor of not whipping out his genitals. What a gentleman!
What began as an innocent mistake quickly devolved into highly predictable chaos. Teigen shared videos of herself hiding her face in her hands as her phone rang—and rang, and rang. “[P]lease stop [I] have a family,” she tweeted to no avail, as calls kept coming in, partially obscuring her seemingly unbothered children’s chirps in the background.
Maybe this could have been an object lesson in impulse control for all of us, a Twitterfied version of the Stanford marshmallow experiment. If we, as a collective internet, had the willpower to ignore Chrissy’s slip-up, would she have rewarded us with another bananas-for-John’s-underwear trade? But, as Robert Frost once wrote, nothing gold can stay: Teigen was soon forced to change her email and disable her account. Still, at least the extremely normal people who called her can console themselves with the memory of what it was like to—for one all-too-fleeting moment—have a direct line to Twitter’s favorite filthy-mouthed wife.
Originally Appeared on Vogue