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This man tried to sell a golf club. Then things took a spectacularly awkward turn.

Because we definitely needed more evidence that it’s crucially important you check who you’re texting, a Scottish thief has came along and provided quite the warning.

After uploading a screenshot to Twitter of his text message exchange, a man by the name of Gregor Ford is experiencing fleeting viral fame.

It all went down a little bit like this:

Gregor wanted to sell his golf club, so he posted about the sale on Facebook.

That’s where our potential-buyer-turned-Scottish-thief came in.

“Hi, is this for sale?” he began.

The conversation went as normal, with the two negotiating a price and our potential-buyer-turned-Scottish-thief agreeing to go and pick it up from Gregor.

And then, accidentally, he sent this message.

“Awryt [sic] mate am goiny [sic] meet some geezer for a new putter, want come with me and we’ll just do him in and take it off him lol.”

Because of course, if you’re going to hit someone and then steal their golf club instead of paying what would be the equivalent of $32, you might as well send it to the wrong person.

Bless his optimistic soul, however, because it wasn’t enough to deter him.

“Sh*t that was meant for my pal, but it’s not about you,” he wrote, proceeding to ask where Gregor lived.

Unsurprisingly, the post has since been liked more than 89,000 times and re-tweeted more than 43,000 times.