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

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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!!!

thumbbunny Fri 10-Apr-09 16:37:47

well done Shiney! grin
Are you going to
a) change your number again
b) block his number?

There is a reasonable chance he will be thinking about it for some time to come and will try and catch you out at a later date - are you prepared for him to find out it was you?

kerryy Fri 10-Apr-09 16:29:39

I'm from south australia and my eyes are hanging out of my head waiting for TIGER to report back.

Good on ya SHINY teach the ass a lesson, wish I could see him though lol

lou33 Fri 10-Apr-09 16:26:14

haha @ are you real

juneybean Fri 10-Apr-09 16:26:13
goingplaces Fri 10-Apr-09 16:25:48

Face it, Shiney, the two of you were just not penguin suit(ed)...

Biscuits4cheese Fri 10-Apr-09 16:25:42

I've had so much fun reading this!! grin
shiny have you heard from tiger? I'm guessing you were in touch in case of any last min changes from chik tik boy?

Nancy66 Fri 10-Apr-09 16:24:52

He'll start sniffing back around you now Shine - because 'jane' rejected him and he'll need an ego boost.

juneybean Fri 10-Apr-09 16:24:03

ROFL Yank I actually googled to see if there was a plan for penguins blush there's a dolphin one though...more water friendly...

YanknbeforetheCockcrows Fri 10-Apr-09 16:23:07

Orange has a Canary plan. . .maybe they have one for penguins?

BottySpottom Fri 10-Apr-09 16:21:56

'Are you a real person ' - f*ck me, he really does think you're a penguin

JeanPoole Fri 10-Apr-09 16:21:54

sings on the wings of love

chickaleggjac Fri 10-Apr-09 16:21:27

lol at "are you a real person?"
ha ha

screamingabdab Fri 10-Apr-09 16:20:49

I agree. Less is more

YanknbeforetheCockcrows Fri 10-Apr-09 16:20:25

<snort> well of course you're a 'real person'. How would a penguin text? For that matter, how would a penguin pay for a mobile phone?

goingplaces Fri 10-Apr-09 16:20:18

a penguin with sistas, wing to wing...

chickaleggjac Fri 10-Apr-09 16:19:29

It doesn't matter if he doesn't connect dots. He'll see that he fell into a trap and he'll be burning with embarrassment in front of everyone now. He'll be suspicious of everyone. That's revenge enough. Don't let him know it was you shiney, please.

milkysallgone Fri 10-Apr-09 16:19:02

Flight - you are seriously worrying me!! Do you have a thing for total nobheads??

Calyx Fri 10-Apr-09 16:18:57

I've been lurking since my sister sent me a link to the thread.... way to go shineon and I can't wait for part two with tiger

Shineon - you were karma's weapon for his fibs and it wasn't a lettdown at all!

RumourOfAHurricane Fri 10-Apr-09 16:18:28

I have not sent the email. I quite like just leaving it hanging.. like a few have just said, less is more and I got in a fair few Penguin quips on my texts to him.

Ah.. another phone call and a text ' Come on , I'm waiting. Are you a real person ???'

Well no, seeing as you ask. I'm a penguin.

flightattendant19 Fri 10-Apr-09 16:18:27

Yes I know but OTOH you have to know when to stop, iyswim! It worked a treat, there's no need to do anything else imo smile

YanknbeforetheCockcrows Fri 10-Apr-09 16:18:02

Have you sent the email from 'Jane'?

juneybean Fri 10-Apr-09 16:17:47
DuffyFluckling Fri 10-Apr-09 16:16:23

Flight - seriously?

This is a guy who wanted 'exclusivity' and then went out of his way to go on a blind date. He's a cheatin' lowlife.

RumourOfAHurricane Fri 10-Apr-09 16:15:03

I can't do links! I can barely send an email - how do I do it?

I can't see him again - as me that is! I will just go quiet. He is so daft that I think there is every chance he will never put two and two together. I wanted to teach him just a small lesson and I think that was accomplished. Yes, I know he came out of his way and stood in the rain for a while, but he really is very near to the sanctuary and I think Mr liar liar got his come uppance for telling big fat fibs

screamingabdab Fri 10-Apr-09 16:14:50

Riallytoofattoflounce (and anyone else). Here's the link to my thread on 8 year old's handwriting.

Thanks -old-with

<hijacks again>

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