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KellyAssauer
01-05-2012, 02:28 PM
So the other day I complained to my SO that I should have called so-in-so before we left and they toss me their cell phone and say "Here, use my phone. Their number is in my contacts."

So I need a minute to try to figure out how to use the darn thing and sure enough I find the contacts menu... only to find a "contact" name and number that my SO promised me they would no longer contact. Grrr. Grrr.

I also found the 'edit' menu... (evil grin).

So... now I need suggestions. Since I do have access to this phone every now and then... do I delete the unwanted contact number entirely? Or just 'edit' the number so that it calls my phone (hee hee) or change it to call their mother... or? or?

What would you do?

Silent Rob
01-05-2012, 02:50 PM
I think, if it were me, that I'd just leave it alone.

But you should definitely put a contract out on the contact! Problem solved!

DL Hegel
01-05-2012, 03:41 PM
If it is something you consider important, I'd ask about it. "When I used your phone the other day I noticed you had such and suchs number. I thought we agreed on no communication with this person." It might be something as simple as they just didn't delete the number. I have numbers in my phone I haven't called since I put them in.

If you are wanting something evil, I use to work with a really annoying guy who often got personal messages or messages for his side business. One time, fed up with it, I gave him the name Mr. Moody (the number was a mental health hotline)

Thump
01-05-2012, 03:53 PM
Just talk to him and tell him you're upset that clearly though you two agreed the number would go, he didn't do it. He should know that you're upset because if you start down the revenge road things are likely to go south.

And you know what's south, don't you?

That's right, Mordor.

Cliff Face
01-05-2012, 04:04 PM
Aha! The number was Sauron's private cell!

...

Ahem. Umm, I personally wouldn't do anything about it, but then I'm a wimp who tries to avoid confrontation even if it's the smart thing to go through.

Logically I'd say just talking to your SO about it would be the first step. If I had guts, here's how I'd approach it:

Check SO's phone for recently-called numbers. This is to guage a plan of attack.

If that number hasn't been called, calmly say something about having noticed the number, and how you could delete it for them if they're having trouble letting go.

If the number has been called, it'd be pretty much the same conversation, but with a good reason to call bullshit if SO lies at any point.

KellyAssauer
01-05-2012, 06:04 PM
You guys are no fun at all. ;) There's a really good chance that he just never bothered to erase it, or doesn't even know how to erase it!

--but just for fun, I could reprogram it to dial who? A divorce attorney's office? Dial-a-prayer? The local adult book store?

Oh there must be funnier choices...

Silent Rob
01-05-2012, 06:20 PM
His mother.

Amadan
01-05-2012, 06:26 PM
Well, I was going to give a serious response, but I guess you're kidding and just want evil suggestions. So I would reprogram it to dial the local women's penitentiary. Or a massage parlor. Or a brothel in Nevada. Something like that.

Ambrosia
01-05-2012, 06:26 PM
I am assuming this is a "just for fun scheme of revenge" and not actually what you will do, Kelly. Cause you know the right thing to do and breaking trust isn't it.

With that said, reprogram the number to dial a (insert the store here which you want to receive a gift from as an apology for dialing that number.)

fireluxlou
01-05-2012, 06:27 PM
Well I would bring it up. And talk about it. It's not like I wouldn't have seen his contacts whilst trying to find another name. And he would know I've seen his other contacts anyway by trying to find another name.

thethinker42
01-05-2012, 07:15 PM
His mother.

I was going to suggest her (the forbidden contact's) mother. :D

iRock
01-05-2012, 07:34 PM
Take the number and write it on public restroom walls. Preferably in the filthiest truck stops you can find. Couple it with promises of bizarre sexual acts.

Change the person's name to something more fitting. Like "Fat Psycho Puker." Or "Public Buttscratcher." Or "Puppy Kicker."

Send vaguely ominous texts from your SO's phone. Escalate as necessary. It won't be long before they file a restraining order, thus - voila! - solving your problem.

Not that I would ever seriously condone such behavior, you understand.

thethinker42
01-05-2012, 07:38 PM
Come to think of it, I would probably change the name to "Ithoughtyoudeletedthisperson Weneedtotalk."

KellyAssauer
01-06-2012, 02:51 AM
With that said, reprogram the number to dial a (insert the store here which you want to receive a gift from as an apology for dialing that number.)

The book store!!!!

Brilliant! Just bloody brilliant. :D

Cliff Face
01-06-2012, 01:53 PM
Is there an "Insult Hotline" where if you ring them up, they answer the phone with something like, "You're a prick!"

Maybe I should start one of those hotlines...

Button
01-06-2012, 05:43 PM
Change the number enough to a voice mail box that suggests the winning lottery numbers will be... or the aliens will land in so many days... or says a personal secret about said guy, making him all creeped out. :)

Oh the voice mail box could be used for all sorts of awesome.

sailor
01-06-2012, 10:25 PM
There are several possibilities to change the number:
- a religous cult. with caller id, he would never get off their calling list until he changed his number.
- Dial-a-Chant, where he can get his daily mantra for the day.
- telemarketing service.
- an escort agency that caters to submissive men.

BeatrixKiddo
01-07-2012, 03:31 AM
Kelly, ya ever read the book or see the movie "He's Just Not That Into You"?

When a guy keeps a number, that he said he would delete or contact (I speak from personal experience here), that means it's a number he doesn't really want you to know that he really doesn't want to delete.

How long have you been with this guy? I'm assuming this number is an ex of his?

KellyAssauer
01-07-2012, 03:49 AM
...
that means it's a number he doesn't really want you to know that he really doesn't want to delete. How long have you been with this guy? I'm assuming this number is an ex of his?

It's not an Ex. Just a very blatantly forward person whose motives are completely transparent. They are active in one of the local grass roots organizations with my SO, and slithered their way into having dinner with my SO when I was out of town.

I put an end to that, and yes *blushes* I check the call history every now and then. My SO has remained true to their word. I just can't stand seeing that name...

Paul
01-07-2012, 04:02 AM
It's not an Ex. Just a very blatantly forward person whose motives are completely transparent. They are active in one of the local grass roots organizations with my SO, and slithered their way into having dinner with my SO when I was out of town.

I put an end to that, and yes *blushes* I check the call history every now and then. My SO has remained true to their word. I just can't stand seeing that name...
oh. just delete it so.


for a moment i thought you were avoiding a very necessary conversation

BeatrixKiddo
01-12-2012, 02:23 AM
It's not an Ex. Just a very blatantly forward person whose motives are completely transparent. They are active in one of the local grass roots organizations with my SO, and slithered their way into having dinner with my SO when I was out of town.

I put an end to that, and yes *blushes* I check the call history every now and then. My SO has remained true to their word. I just can't stand seeing that name...


I even repped you about this.

Um....your SO did know he had the option to say "no"...., yes?

Ahem.