I was maybe a junior in college. I was kinda seeing, kinda dating but mostly just wanting to be friends with this guy who I will call Thomas.
I really liked Thomas. He was a kind, smart, shy, poetic stoner with twinkly brown eyes and some of the most awesome, sexy hair. I think he had gone to my school but maybe dropped out, partly due to his extra curriculars but mostly due to finances.
Thinking back, and this could be a complete fabrication at this point, he was a mix between Jim Morrison and Seth Rogen.
The hair was Seth, only a lot longer. The eyes, definitely Jim.
Thomas also made one of the best omelettes I had ever eaten. To this day, I add a little bit of water to my eggs in his honor. Makes the omelette light and fluffy. He might have been wifty but he made an amazing omelette.
Back to the phone story. Thomas hung around my apartment a lot. It was one of those Saturday mornings where he was acting a little too comfortable, like he might just stay around for
life the whole weekend. But I had other plans. I was trying to figure out a way to ditch him kindly get him to go home.
What I came up with was
I had my roommate knock and tell me that so-and-so had called while I was out and asked that I call her back.
This was in prehistoric times, by the way, before answering machines, let alone cell phones. (Really, though? How did we manage to date without answering machines and cell phones? I'll tell you how. We
stupid stupid women sat at home by the phone. And it really really sucked.)
So I picked up the phone but pressed on the disconnect button and pretended to have a conversation with so-and-so. Where the gist was, "Oh hey, that's right, so-and-so. I forgot we were going to go there this afternoo----"
At this very moment the phone chose to ring. The phone I was holding in my hand and having a pretend conversation, rang.
Thomas was lying on the floor, I remember, watching me the whole time. Because that's what he did, mostly.
I quickly released the button then hung up on the true caller. I tried to play it off. Badly. To Thomas I said,
"Huh? What just happened? That was weird. Wasn't it?!"
With an ever growing confused look on his face he tilted his head as if to say, Huh is right?
"I guess we got disconnected somehow while I was ... uh ... you know ... talking to her."
I don't remember too much after that. I do remember then, and now, being grateful, that he was a stoner. Thinking he might have just thought, "That was weird, dude." Nothing more. Feelings spared. But I doubt even he was that clueless.
Any embarrassing dating phone moments out there?