What a schnitty thing to do! MP is left mortified after accidentally sending a VERY embarrassing text to his boss
- Sam O’Connor ordered dinner from Queensland Liberal leader Deb Frecklington
- The Bonney MP accidentally texted his boss ‘Hey Deb got any parmis (sic) left?’
- His mistake became a masterstroke when Ms Frecklington bought him lunch
- Mr O’Connor said the gaff has taught him to triple check his message recipients
A Gold Coast MP has been left red-faced after ordering a chicken parmigiana from his boss instead of a pub landlord.
Sam O’Connor sent the embarrassing text to Queensland Liberal Party leader Deb Frecklington instead of Arundel Tavern publican Deb Frugtniet in May.
‘Hey Deb got any parmis (sic) left?’ the Bonney MP wrote, before realising he’d made a mistake.
‘Oops! Wrong Deb Fr. Sorry boss, my local publican is Deb Frugtniet. They’re doing text orders for take away meals…’
Gold Coast MP Sam O’Connor’s embarrassing accidental text message exchange with his boss Queensland Liberal leader Deb Frecklington instead of Arundel Tavern publican Deb Frugtniet
‘It wasn’t a good moment,’ Mr O’Connor told Gold Coast Bulletin. ‘We’ve all been there. But maybe not with hopefully the next Premier of Queensland.’
Mr O’Connor’s mistake turned to a masterstroke last Friday, when Ms Frecklington came to the Arundel Tavern to meet Ms Frugtniet and buy him a parmigiana.
‘She though it was hilarious,’ Mr O’Connor said. ‘It was really lovely for them to both meet, they both remembered it… it (visiting the tavern) was something that she just jumped at.’
Mr O’Connor said the gaff has taught him to triple check his message recipients to stop him ordering dinner from his boss.
‘I talk to Deb (Frugtniet) quite regularly at the pub because she’s a very active member of the community,’ he said.
‘I get that slight moment of fear but I take a second to pause now before sending it off.’
Arundel Tavern publican Deb Frugtniet (left) poses as Sam O’Connor is served a chicken parmigiana by Queensland Liberal leader Deb Frecklington last Friday