Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Fake Number Bites Back...

(This one goes out to Jamie. She shared a similar story with me.)

In high school a friend of mine thought it would be funny to encourage this guy to ask me for my number. I had no interest in him whatsoever. I was unaware that she told him to ask me, but it happened. Standing at my locker, a million things were running through my head. And when I say 'things', I mean excuses. I honestly debated giving him a number that started with 555... but he wasn't too bright, and I knew he wouldn't get the hint.

Instead, I quickly came up with a solution. I gave him the number, and smiled as I did so. He was happy. I was snickering. My friend caught up with me that day, and laughed hysterically as I told her what she caused.

"You actually gave it to him?", she asked.
"Kind of," I said. "I gave him A number to my house..."
"What do you mean?"
"Well, I gave him the number to my internet phoneline. That way, it will actually dial, but it will always have a busy signal," I smirked. "By the way, thanks," I said to her.

Luckily, this happened on a Friday, so it wasn't like I had to run into the guy the next day. About a week passed, when we crossed paths in the hall. I said 'hey' and tried to keep walking. He stopped, indicating he had something more to say. I slowly stopped.

"Hey, I've been trying to call you for a while, the number is always busy," he said.
"I know, I have two sisters, and we're always on the phone," I lied. I was happy with my answer.
He looked at me, frowning. "I know you gave me your internet line."
"What?" I asked, playing dumb.
"Yeah, I heard through the grapevine..."

It soon escalated into a long, awkward silence, where I had no idea what to say. "Uhhhhhh....sorry?" I replied. He just walked away, and that was that. In the beginning, I thought it was a genius idea. I didn't think that it would come back in my face, but I soon came to the realization that I WAS in high school...

Awkward. Can you relate?

On a similar note: I found this the other day. Of course, an iPhone app sounds like the answer to getting out of an awkward situation, for sure. I am a proud owner of the iPhone, and I'm considering purchasing this. BRILLIANT.


  1. Only you Katie. That's a fabulous story and an even more fabulous application to suit your story. Well done my friend. You are the queen of awkward.

  2. I liked this one. When this happens to me now, I give them my ex's number. It's funny knowing that a bunch of guys are calling him asking for me.

  3. That's the problem with high school. Every one tells one person. But that's all it takes for the tidbit of information to get back to the person you don't want it too. Endless provider of awkward situations!

  4. Hey Katie,

    You absolutely need to get the fake calls application! It's dope!!!! lol
    And ps. the internet land line phone number was a genius idea! It's too bad the grapevine rated you out!

  5. Lol that is absolutely hilarious. I have definitely learned my lesson with giving out numbers and had a similar prank played on me. My friend was approached by a male and was asked for her number and being the great friend that she was, she gave him my number!!