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Overreacting at DH giving out his number to a woman

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Raven88 Sun 27-May-18 15:21:14

I noticed DH had a text on his phone from an unknown number and I asked who it was from and he told me it was from a customer, he is taxi driver and they got chatting on a run. He didn't text her back and it was a harmless text.

I feel a little betrayed by this and I told him that it's disrespectful to be giving his number out to women that aren't friends. He promised that he was just being friendly and didn't know how to say no to giving his number out. He didn't realise that she probably thought he was interested in her. We talked it out but I feel guilty for being annoyed at this situation.

BusterGonad Sun 27-May-18 15:27:38

I would be annoyed but you are being unreasonable!

Raven88 Sun 27-May-18 15:29:05

@BusterGonad what did I do that was unreasonable? I genuinely want to know.

teaandtoast Sun 27-May-18 15:36:53

Is he generally naïve?

VogueVVague Sun 27-May-18 15:38:19

I wouldn't like it. Maybe that makes me uncool but i just wouldnt.

Tenpenny Sun 27-May-18 15:40:41

He was out of order and you're right to be annoyed.

sodabreadjam Sun 27-May-18 15:41:31

Giving your number to someone means you are expecting some future contact. Ask him what kind of contact he was expecting. I take it she already had the number of the taxi company for future business and your DH doesn't take bookings on his personal phone.

VogueVVague Sun 27-May-18 15:43:03

Ask him if hes ever given his number to a male client before and if not why not?

SuperSuperSuper Sun 27-May-18 15:44:13

He seems naive.

He also (inadvertently, I'm sure) led on this woman, which was unfair. I am single, and if a man who was not a friend or a colleague gave me his number, I'd assume he wanted to chat/see me again.

BusterGonad Sun 27-May-18 15:44:33

I mean, it's a bit unreasonable to be annoyed that your husband gave his number to a woman, in case she needs a taxi.

agentdaisy Sun 27-May-18 15:45:19

In your place I'd have been beyond pissed off.

It's quite easy to say "sorry, I'm married so don't give my number to random women".

Reverse it for a minute op, would you give your number to a random bloke on a night out just because you didn't know how to say no?

BusterGonad Sun 27-May-18 15:45:30

Just a question is his work number his mobile number?

agentdaisy Sun 27-May-18 15:47:10

buster I'm assuming op's dh works for a taxi company in which case the woman clearly had the correct number with which to book a taxi. I've never known a taxi driver to take bookings on their personal mobile number.

PotteringAlong Sun 27-May-18 15:48:00

He’s a taxi driver. Surely he gives his number out to random women left right and centre in case they want a taxi?!

Puttingthefootdown Sun 27-May-18 15:48:55

I mean, it's a bit unreasonable to be annoyed that your husband gave his number to a woman, in case she needs a taxi.

Erm taxi rank number.

He basically gave his number to a woman for no reason. Yeah you should be annoyed!

MrMeSeeks Sun 27-May-18 15:50:32

Im very easy going but i would be pissed if my dh gave his number to a random woman.

Luisa27 Sun 27-May-18 15:50:50

I’d be really unhappy if it were my husband - don’t think you’re being at all unreasonable OP flowers

ArtBrut Sun 27-May-18 15:51:51

Was it not just that she was a customer who wanted a reliable taxi number, hence asking? I’ve occasionally had individual drivers from companies I use give me their mobile numbers in case I wanted to negotiate a private fare for an airport run or something. Some people do jobs off the books.

I think it’s a giant leap of the imagination to think she was making a pass at him in his taxi!

Nikephorus Sun 27-May-18 15:52:59

It's quite easy to say "sorry, I'm married so don't give my number to random women".
Yes it is, if you're expecting it or used to it. If someone asks you out of the blue you're put on the spot & don't want to appear rude, particularly if you're in a work situation. It wasn't a problem text and he didn't reply. Where's the issue? He now knows not to do it again. End of story.

lifelifelife Sun 27-May-18 15:54:28

That's really odd. YANBU

hildabaker Sun 27-May-18 15:55:39


ArtBrut Sun 27-May-18 15:59:06

Oh, and, thinking about it further, I do know people who like having a taxi driver’s mobile so they can try to circumvent the base and potential long waits at peak times, though that must be more difficult now that the base can presumably see where each car is.

But I still think it’s unlikely that this fare asked him for his number because she fancied him — if she did, it would make more sense to give him hers, and it seems fairly improbable that she was struck by violent attraction in the back of a taxi!

Raven88 Sun 27-May-18 16:02:00

@BusterGonad she has the taxi number. He gave his personal number that isn't used for work.

Raven88 Sun 27-May-18 16:04:49

@PotteringAlong He has a taxi phone and a personal phone.

GreatDuckCookery Sun 27-May-18 16:05:25

What did she say in the text? Sounds a bit odd to me tbh.

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