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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Party Line

Remember those party lines from the 90s where you'd call a number and there'd be groups of "hip, young, attractive singles from your area" on the phone that you could chat with all at the same time? Well, I think I mistakenly called one last night. I thought I was calling some Jdate chick, but apparently there were like 4 or 5 other people in the room she was talking to while talking to me. Nothing says "you have my undivided attention" like asking a roommate if she has a yeast infection in the middle of what's supposed to be a one on one conversation with a guy to whom you've given your number. She'd give me one word answers to my questions before she'd ask me to hold for a second while she'd argue with someone over what channel to stop on, or whether they should order Dominos or just heat up some Hot Pockets.

I even joked and asked her if the call was costing me $3.99 a minute like those party lines, but it went completely over her head like I think most things do for her...you know, like basic human politeness and courtesy.

By the fourth "can you hold on a sec?," when I heard her tell someone her ass looked huge in her pajamas, I hit the "end" button on my phone and called it a night. I don't even think she knew I hung up on her.

5 comments:

charlie said...

how old was this chick? sounds like a 16 yr old.

isaac said...

total dibshit.

rebecca said...

Wow, Marc, hate to say it, but it seems like if you didn't have bad luck with JDate, you wouldn't have any luck at all! Thought you were going to take a JBreak?

Marc F. said...

I still have some numbers I've amassed over the course of the membership so I'm still going through those. Membership is officially over this weekend, though. That's when I can longer email/IM and be ignored for $39.99 a month.

rebecca said...

Aw, Marc. :-(