When Strangers Call

4 Nov

So I was minding my own business, having my daily dose of QAF and sending smses at the same time, when I received a phone call from an unknown number.

Me: Hullo?
Him: Hey, how was your exam.
Me: It was good. Errr… who’s this?
Him: #@*&ddy
Me: Sorry?
Him: Maddy
Me: Ohh… heyy!

I glanced at my roomie. Did he notice anything weird? Was I caught talking on the phone with a complete stranger?
The roomie was too occupied. I hopped into my slippers, and ran outside with the phone.

Needless to say, I was caught completely offguard. And I’m not particularly brilliant at handling these situations, particularly as I’m absolutely terrible on the phone… it simply isn’t my thing!

Thus, we spoke for some 10-15 minutes, a period of intense discomfort for me. It was casual chit-chat, mostly things we had already spoken of before but were being repeated for the sake of conversation. I couldn’t wait for the phone conversation to get over, so that I could text him instead, an activity I’m all too comfortable with. Eventually, the ex-roomie passed me in the corridor, and I hung up promptly, gasping for air… okay, that would be overstating it.

I’m wondering now… do we ring each other up? For one, I would be damn puzzled about when to call. He’d surely be busy at almost any hour. Then again, if I don’t ever call and he does so frequently, it would indicate a lack of interest. I suppose it would be best to stick to messaging, even though it may seem miserly (which it is, in fact, not!)

Golly, that’s a lot of thought to put into an equation involving no infatuation, flirtations or any prospect of it!


2 Responses to “When Strangers Call”

  1. Jay November 8, 2008 at 11:10 am #

    “Golly, that’s a lot of thought to put into an equation involving no infatuation, flirtations or any prospect of it!”

    Some call such an ‘equation’ friendship, loser!

  2. unsungpsalm November 8, 2008 at 12:42 pm #

    And who are you, sire, to call me a loser!

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