Thursday, July 1, 2010

Question of the Day: Why do people ask for a phone number and then not call?

One time I was in a bar talking to a really pretty bartender.  I commented on her beauty and suggested that she must get hit on all the time by patrons.  She said that she's now at the point where when a man asks for her number she refuses to give it to him, no matter how much she's interested.  I asked her why and she said, "Because I'm sick of giving out my number, getting my hopes up and then never getting a call.  I figure, if he's that interested, he knows where I work and he'll figure out how to get a hold of me!"

Wow!  I was totally shocked that someone so attractive experiences rejection on any level.  It begs the question, "Why take a phone number if you have no intention of calling?"  My first inclination is to say probably because they're involved with someone else and, while the liquor was flowing, it seemed like a good idea at the time.  But then once sober and in the light of day, realized they'd made a mistake.  Or perhaps her beauty was intimidating to these men?  Beats me, but I hear about this complaint often from both genders.  I just don't get it!  Why ask for someone's business card if you have no inclination of using it?

1 comment:

  1. I offer my number and never get called. I sometimes wonder why I bother. But I keep offering my number for two reasons. The woman is sometimes reluctant to give hers. And I don't want to miss an opportunity where I have a chance to meet THE ONE.