So I got the number of this chick through a friend. Now that I'm sort of off JDate, I'm doing the old fashioned set up thing. I'm not a huge fan of truly blind dates, but I figured what the hell? Can't be much worse than online dating. Plus, my friend and I have similar tastes in terms of what we're attracted to physically so when he said she was cute, I knew he wouldn't steer me wrong that way. The rest I'd have to figure out on my own on the first phone call.
I called the woman in question last night. We spoke for less than ten minutes before she told me she had to go to meet a friend. She assured me though, that she'd call me later when she got back. I said, "No problem. Let me give you my number." "Oh, I have it on the caller ID," she said, at which point, I internally sighed, immediately tore up her number, and was ready to do the same to the anus of the friend who gave it to me to begin with. You see, my number comes up as restricted. Unless her phone has some anti-call restriction feature, which allows her to actually see my number, this chick never saw my number. In fact, I don't think she even paid attention when I told her my name at the beginning of the call.
If she's not interested in being set up, fine. But why for the love of all that is holy is she allowing people to give out her number to random guys? The conversation was so short there was nothing I could've possibly said to offend her. In fact, for the 7 and half minutes or so that we spoke, she was laughing for maybe 4 of them...and not AT me, WITH me. I'm one of a dying breed of daters out there who actually knows how to be charming and interesting on the phone.
So does this chick not realize that I know that my own number is restricted, and that I know she was full of shit when she said she saw it on the caller ID? Have people become so lazy or socially inept nowadays that they can't even make a proper effort when blowing you off? What ever happened to pretending to write a person's number down, and then never calling back?
We're living in a society, people!
Anyway, I now have one more friend who is banned from ever setting me up again.