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Friday, March 19, 2004

Rejection From A Fool Is Cruel

Just when I thought I'd heard it all. . . .
People at work are all talking about the Rejection Hotline. How they give the number out to creeps that hit on them in clubs, and whatnot.
Never heard of it?
In a nutshell, the Rejection Hotline is a number you can give out to somebody who asks for your phone number if you just don't want to give out your real number.
When they call the number, they hear a humorous Rejection Hotline recording and they are not-so-subtly informed of your non-interest.

When people call they hear this message:

"The person who gave you this number obviously did not want you to have their real number.
Maybe you're just not this person's type....
This could mean short, fat, ugly, dumb, annoying, arrogant or just a general loser.
Maybe you suffer from bad breath, body odor or even both.
Maybe you just give off that creepy, overbearing, psycho-stalker vibe.
Maybe the idea of going out with you just seems as appealing as playing leapfrog with unicorns."
The number for the Baltimore area is (410) 347-1488, but there are numbers for other cities.

If you ask me, it just smacks of lack of courage on the part of the person giving out the Rejection Hotline number.
How difficult is it to say "I'm not interested"? Then at least your "admirer" knows their being rejected and doesn't get their hopes up.

Giving someone a phony number, especially with a message like that one, is just cruel.