The Missing Digit

New Edition Mr. Telephone Man single

If someone gives you a phone number and leaves off the last digit, that’s a bad sign, right? How many of you ladies have ever done that on purpose to some guy you met? As a man, I don’t think my pride or lack of patience would allow me to dial ten different numbers like,

Hello, can I speak to (insert name here) please?

There’s no one here by that name? Oh, OK.”

*hanging up phone*


Not only would it be pretty pathetic, it is also a waste of time. Any woman in her right mind who got a call from someone diligent enough to figure out which number was the right one probably SHOULD lie and claim it’s not her. That much detective effort for a relative stranger is a pretty good sign that this fellow may have stalker tendencies. In reality, the only acceptable action for a man in this situation is to walk away with your dignity intact.

That is, unless you actually see the lady you thought you booked again. Then, you can walk on over to her, take her by the hand, lock eyes with her, move in closely and say “What are you? A simpleton? Phone numbers have SEVEN digits! SEVEN!!! Put your number in my phone the RIGHT WAY this time, and DON’T MAKE ME have to walk back over here again!

Just playing. Say something nicer than that, for God’s sake! Also, since I put the single up here, I may as well post the song too.

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4 Responses to “The Missing Digit”

  1. Jacob 22. Feb, 2011 at 7:44 am #

    Ill comment, cause i am not patient and the lack of a digit was prob my fault for trying to get the number in my phone, game on her, and move on to the next activity, all while thinking about how dope I was for getting the number in the first place……with that said:

    I have both, seen the woman again, re approached and re gamed the number from her- twas a great date…and i have called trying to figure out the missing digit- it wasnt a great look on me and i dont reccomend it to anyone …hahahhaha

  2. Cap'n Janeway 22. Feb, 2011 at 11:57 pm #

    This is why I just politely say no from jump. I get progressively meaner with each unwanted phone call or text message. However, if a woman “mistakenly” gives you six digits, she will approach you later and correct that mistake.

  3. Andi 23. Feb, 2011 at 2:22 am #

    the one time I gave the wrong number to a guy, I actually wanted dude to have it. I was at Republic, we were both slightly lit. He misheard my name then my number several times and then I took his phone to type it in and I knew when I handed it back it was probably wrong but my ride was texting like b*ch I will leave you. At that point I cut my loses. It wasn’t meant to be lol. If I don’t want someone to call me, I just politely say no and if the guy persists I walk away. No point in a fake number because folks will call it immediately while you stand there.

  4. Wonderlove 24. Feb, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    She’s a luck woman to get a call from you, Leon!

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