So how do you prevent the fallout that can come from this particular communication faux pas? By scheduling your text messages, of course.

An iPhone app called Txtot — short for “text on time” — will let you do just that. All you need to do is enter a phone number or pick a name from your contacts, select a date and time in the future, and tap out your mission critical message.

Once the selected date and time come around, a notification will pop up on your screen and txtot will open up a new text message with all the things you’ve entered ready to go.

All you need to do is actually hit the “Send” button. (Or not! After all, you have the opportunity to edit or just plain cancel the text message.