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.