I didn’t want to make a promise I wouldn’t keep. I try to avoid that kind of thing whenever possible. Some people just don’t give you any choice though.
I was walking home from the grocery store and a guy came up behind me and asked me if there was a school in the area. I named a couple of schools and none of those were the ones he was looking for (he never did specify what school he was looking for or why) but he did take the time to compliment me on my voice. He then proceeded to tell me I was very pretty and obviously smart and he asked me if I would go out for coffee with him. I told him I wasn’t interested but he kept pushing, saying it wouldn’t hurt anything for me to go out with him for a drink or something. I told him that I have a boyfriend and he said, “Hey, we can just hang out as friends, right?” After several minutes of the back and forth exchange of me telling him I didn’t want to go out with him and him insisting that I should go out with him anyway I finally told him I would call him as he thrust his phone number into my hand.
When I came home I threw his phone number in the trash. Why in the world did this guy insist on me taking his information? Why wouldn’t he just walk away when I told him no? Now he is going to be sitting around waiting for me to call him and here in about 3 or 4 days he is going to be bitching to his friends about how he keeps meeting women and thinking that they are interested and how they never call him like they say they will. Guys, would you want to go out with a woman that you had to badger into taking your phone number? How big of a hint do you need to know that a woman isn’t interested?