Getting the number was the easy part


August 9, 2006 7:43 PM
My Nokia 6280

Getting the phone number is the easy part. That’s nothing. Making that first call – now that’s nerve-wracking. What was the rule regarding the first call again? Wait a week? Call at least 2 days before the planned first date? Stuff it. I’m just gonna call. You can’t make a first date using text-messaging. That’s just so high school.

Afterall, I wasn’t expecting what happened on Saturday to happen anyway. Even if I don’t get a date from it, I haven’t lost anything. Nothing to lose and a hot chick to gain. Woo yeah.

Ok ok, I’m gonna call. No wait. I’m too jittery. Mouth is dry, heart is jumping and fingers are twitchy. Let’s work out a bit. That will burn off the nervous energy. Yeah, good idea.

*15 minutes later*

Crap, I’m still nervous. Why does this keep happening man!? You had a great conversation with her on Saturday. This is *nothing*! Ok ok, let’s make a cheat sheet. A flowchart of conversation. Fire up Notepad, jot down some points. Yeah boyyyy! You da man.

Still jumpy. Let’s take a couple of swigs of whiskey. *gulp gulp*

Done. Ready? Set, go. Dial the number. Ring, ring, ring …. “Hi, this is XXX. I’m not available right now. Leave a message and I’ll get back to you.” *beep*

Wah lau. Potong stim loh. (anti-climatic)

I hung up without leaving a message. I decided to leave an SMS rather than a voice-mail. “Hi, it’s Marcus. Free for drinks Saturday night?”

And now, I wait. What was the rule again about not getting her on the phone the first time, and then sending a text message? That’s right, don’t call or message again. If she doesn’t return the call or message, then so be it. If she’s genuine, she’ll return the message. If she likes me, it shouldn’t be difficult.

And if I don’t hear back from her? Ah, I haven’t lost anything. 😉

[tags]dating, single life[/tags]

15 thoughts on “Getting the number was the easy part

  1. mooiness Post author

    Brief update – no return call/message yet. Thanks for the well-wishes guys! 🙂

    Sourrain: Friday it is – the limit that is.

    jktdo: yes I know what you mean, but I have to at least try when the opportunity presents itself. It’s not everyday a girl gives me her number on her own accord. 😉

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  2. themole

    You know the experience sounds very similar to waiting for the result of a job interview?!?!

    -You’re given the name card during interview. Whole thing went darn smooth. Very optimistic. Before leaving the interview, they said they would call in a week or so. But you know what some people say about being proactive or initiative or rather crudely – desperate. After ‘a week or so’, you’d call up to check the result. Then the whole process would be exactly like what mooiness was talking about in the blog!!!

    Life is crazy, isn’t it?

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  3. Rob

    I reckon try calling again. an sms is a bit impersonal. if she’s worth it she’ll appreciate the effort. even if she says no, at least you have certainty and don’t end up wondering ‘is she, isn’t she’ all weekend.

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