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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wait, WHO is this??

Last night, as I was reading the last few pages of the book I was trying to finish, my phone rang. Normally the only person calling me at 930 at night is Matt, but he has his own ring tone, and this was my normal one. I looked at the number, saw a Corpus Christi area code, and answered because I have a ton of family in Corpus and after the epic fail of an attempt to sync my BlackBerry with my gmail, I don't have everyone's number saved in my phone.

Well, that was a bad idea. Turns out it was my ex from before Matt. Who, for some unknown reason, still has my phone number more than 3 years after he broke up with me. He tried to contact me once before, a couple months after we broke up and right after I moved to Atlanta, but nothing since. And honestly, I had no real desire to keep up with the guy. We had a long distance relationship for about 4 months that was a poor idea from the start, and I wasn't all that sad when it ended.

He asked how I was doing and if I still lived in Atlanta, and I responded politely to both, not asking for any information from him, until I finally said that it was a bad time, but thanks for calling, and ended the call. It was probably among the most awkward 53 seconds of my life. In hindsight, I probably should have just said dude, why are you calling me? I don't want to talk to you, so please don't.  I implied as much, but I hope he got the hint.

I need opinions - should I have been the a-hole and just said it straight? What do I do if he tries again?


johndporter said...

I think you did the right thing. If he calls again, then switch to the other script. If he calls a third time, threaten to report his harassing ass, and a fourth time, actually do.

Rebecca said...

Thanks JP - I haven't heard from him again, so I think the message was received :)