Last week, we had 11 Totally Awkward Bloggers! (Well, 12, counting me.) Now it's your turn to join in on the blogging sensation that's sweeping the nation... and by nation, I mean 11 awesome blogs.
My story this week was actually probably more awkward for the other person involved than it was for me, but that still counts...
A few years ago, I was out to dinner with some friends (two guys and another girl) when I ran into a girl I'd known in high school who was on a double date. We exchanged the typical "It's so good to see you! How have you been?" pleasantries, and then did the whole "We need to get together sometime!" thing that girls always do when they see each other accidentally and have no intention of doing it again on purpose. I wrote down my phone number, handed it to her, and then walked away knowing that I'd probably never hear from her again.
The next night, I was on my home phone with Mr. Darling (whom I was dating at the time), and my cell phone rang. For some odd reason, I answered the phone, even though I didn't recognize the number AND I was already on the other phone with Mr. D (which meant that Mr. D could clearly hear my half of the following conversation):
Guy's voice: Hi, is this Tova?
Me: Yes it is. Who's this?
Guy's voice: This is (guy's name). You gave me your phone number last night.
Me: Um... no I didn't.
Guy: Yes you did! Weren't you at (name of restaurant) last night?
Guy: You were there with two guys and another girl, right?
Me: Yeah... but I didn't give you my phone number.
Guy: Yes you did!
Me: I'm pretty sure I would've remembered that...
Guy: I was your waiter, and you left your phone number on the table when you left.
Me: No, I didn't! We were waited on by a woman, and.... oh.
As you may have already figured out, what happened was that the girl I knew from high school had obviously just left my phone number (that I'd helpfully written my name beside) laying on the table when she left. And the waiter apparently assumed that she was leaving her number for him. So I had to explain that, all the while feeling very bad for him because he seemed quite embarrassed. Then I got to explain to Mr. Darling why a strange guy had my phone number.
Now it's your turn! Post a true Totally Awkward story on your blog, link back to me, then comment to let me know you participated.
Then, check out these amazing Totally Awkward Bloggers:
Morgan the Muse at Insert Clever Name Here
Sassy Britches at Well okay, Sassy Britches!
Moi at Going Overboard
Adriana at From KS to PA
Julie at Weekly Jules
Cora at Love Letters by Cora
A. at Snarky Much?
Cassie at Cardigans Cover Crazy
Smalls at Anxiety's Axioms
Kim at The Antisdel Abstract