My best friend Anna never ceases to amuse and astound. Apparently she has gone on a few dates with a young man, and of course he pissed her off. She phoned the young man to chat and shoot the shit, you know pass time while she was trapped in a cube. During the conversation Anna felt he didn't show enough enthusiasm to hang out with her at some point this week. That's when she devised what she thought was the most brilliant plan ever--at the very least a good time for spending the rest of her evening.
The scheme was set Anna would wait for her latest victim...err...latest romantic prospect to call and then ignore the call. Then she would spend the rest of the night and perhaps the next day not calling him back. She was sure he would call as he was good about calling. I know. I know, most women spend their whole lives looking for a guy who is good about calling, but when Anna feels she has been wronged there is no seeing the silver lining. So the boy called and as planned Anna hit the ignore button on her phone. The young man left a message in her voice mail. And then everything went to shit.
His message: "Hey honey, sorry I missed your call, but I'm calling you back. OK."
Anna went mad. She didn't call him today. He didn't miss her call. How can he miss a call she never made. Now he's walking around thinking he isn't being ignored. He's walking around not questioning what the hell is going on with this relationship. He's walking around thinking she tried to get in touch with him. Oh how cruel the dating world can be. It's not like she can call or text him to tell him that she never called. By doing that she would no longer be ignoring him.
We are not sure how this happened. There are two theories we've come up with. One, Anna had called him a few days ago and he missed the call but they wound up hanging out anyway and so he never noticed he missed the call until today. Or two, he's a clever clever man, who saw right through the cold shoulder plan and pretended he was calling her back in hopes of driving an already tetering pyche over the edge. We may never know the truth behind this anti-Christmas miracle.
I guess all Anna can do is go on ignoring him until they're married or no longer dating.