to have set up a false date with this idiot of a man??

(1003 Posts)
RumourOfAHurricane Wed 08-Apr-09 15:29:04

Have namechanged for this one ...

I have been seeing this guy for around 3 or so months.Fairly casual but definitely ' exclusive ' at his request after we had been or around 5 dates.

Anyway.. I got a new mobile number this week and last night set about texting it to my friends. I sent him a text saying ' Hi you, how are ya?' but forgot to put my name on the end of it. He responded with ' Hello! I'm Joe, think you have the wrong number but it's brightened up my night! Who are you?'

I thought ' God, that's a bit of an effusive response to what he believes is a wrong number ', so I sent back ' Hi, I'm Jane ( which I'm not ), sorry , texted you in error'

I shant bore you with the back and forth, but he was full of ' are you single/ how old/ where do you live etc etc'. He also said he was single.

So, I said I lived approximately 40 miles from where he does. He then suggested we meet half way on Friday at 2pm. I have agreed, suggested we meet outside the penguin sanctuary there because that seemed quite funny and he ended the textathon with ' Great! Cant wait to meet you. This is going to be good!

Obviously, I wont turn up, but he will. I also can not let him have my new number now, but that's fine.

AIBU? An idiot? Childish? Should I still paly along as he is bound to text me between now and Friday. Incidentally, he texted me to my old number last night inbetween his texts to ' Jane ' asking if I had had a good day!!!

lou33 Wed 08-Apr-09 16:01:38

i would be inclined to turn up and ask him to explain himself

then bin him

RumourOfAHurricane Wed 08-Apr-09 16:04:18

I am definitely not going to cancel ' Jane's date ' as he only has to drive 20 miles to meet her - and I have picked a nice part of the Cotswolds for their penguin fun.

Just not sure whether to out myself to him or if that will just make me look very, very odd ..

foxytocin Wed 08-Apr-09 16:05:07

VT beat me to it. Do it do it do it.

I was going to suggest attempting to make a date for Friday PM with him, then go to the penguin place and say hi, i thought you said you were off to visit your mum (or whatever lie he cooked up) then out him!

PringlePopper Wed 08-Apr-09 16:06:07

grin not UR at all!

I would buy a penguin sized Tshirt with the name 'Jane' on it and slip the penguin attendant a fiver to slip it on his most prettiest penguin grin

DSM Wed 08-Apr-09 16:07:12

I would call him, and ask him if he is free on Friday, and see what he says.

DON'T get 'Jane' to cancel, oh no.

Is there any chance you could happen to be waling past the penguin place on Friday, and 'randomly' bump into him? Assuming he has made an excuse that he is busy, might make him squirm.

Then get rid.

DSM Wed 08-Apr-09 16:07:57

Pringle - that would be amazing! grin

RumourOfAHurricane Wed 08-Apr-09 16:10:15

Am crying now ....with laughter.

Problem is, I really cannot be there as it's too far for me with two kids in the car!!!

Need another plan ..

Have you got a male friend who would go for you and say in a very camp voice 'hi im Jane, but only at weekends' grin

RumourOfAHurricane Wed 08-Apr-09 16:16:26

Am thinking, as I can't be there in person at 2pm Friday, of calling him from ' Jane's mobile ' at 2pm, just to say Hello ....

Nekabu Wed 08-Apr-09 16:21:05

If you can't be there (loved Vinegar's idea!) then the phone call at 2pm sounds the next best ... ;)

Beetroot Wed 08-Apr-09 16:21:19

could you play games with him
call from text form Janes mb - where are you
and if he is there you can then tell him so is 'Jane' and keep it going so he gets totally confused

Take the kids to the pengiun sanc for a nice day out?

PringlePopper Wed 08-Apr-09 16:23:24

You know, you could have some real fun with this, you could keep it going for weeks! grin'Jane' could be anyone you wanted her to be wink

'Jane' could ring him and tell him to wear a red carnation and carry a fruit shoot in a Gregs paper bag, then we could have a mass MN meetup at the penguin enclosure grin

PringlePopper Wed 08-Apr-09 16:24:41

You could call him at 2pm and tell him you are running late and will be there at 2.30pm. Call him at 2.30pm and tell him you will be there at 3pm. Keep it going until he gets kicked out at closing time! grin

RumourOfAHurricane Wed 08-Apr-09 16:25:45

Yes,did consider trip out there for a lovely easter treat, but my 10 year old would know for sure that something was up!! Plus, I don't want to devote any more time to fuckhead loser boy that I already have.

Do think the penguin sanctuary plan was rather inspired though.. he is bound to txt ' Jane ' tonight to say ' Hi ' and check it's still on ...

Oh, it will be ..

RumourOfAHurricane Wed 08-Apr-09 16:27:51

Pringle... yes yes yes... I'll tell him Jane will be carrying an apple and blackcurrant fruit shoot..

PringlePopper Wed 08-Apr-09 16:27:55

It gives a whole new meaning to the 'pppppp pick up a penguin' phrase doesn't it grin

I think you should send him a pack of penguins when you have had your fun, see if he gets that the joke was on him!

PringlePopper Wed 08-Apr-09 16:29:11

grin and a copy of the Daily Mail!

StayFrosty Wed 08-Apr-09 16:29:19

Class, yanbu grin love the idea of him being greeted by a slutty penguin.

MadreInglese Wed 08-Apr-09 16:30:05

Can you mention in your next conversation what a funny day 'your friend Jane' has had and tell him all about it? grin

Seriously though, what a sod!

Simplysally Wed 08-Apr-09 16:30:13

I'd go and wait to see him squirm waiting for 'Jane' grin.

PringlePopper Wed 08-Apr-09 16:30:33

ake sure you ring him Friday night and tell him about your cousin 'Jane' who had a date with a guy at the penguin enclosure. Tell him you must ring her to see how they got on...grin

TheCreamEggOfSeptimusQuench Wed 08-Apr-09 16:34:26

Oh hilarious!

Good work!

RumourOfAHurricane Wed 08-Apr-09 16:36:47

I've got it...

I will totally mess him around on Friday, with texts saying I'm running late etc etc...

BUT tomorrow I will pop a Penguin biscuit in an envelope and post it to him. Should be there on Saturday.

That'll confuse him

RumourOfAHurricane Wed 08-Apr-09 16:37:59

With a note attached saying ..

' What a shame you failed to p-p-p-pick up a penguin! '

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