Friday, October 24, 2008

The WORST Caller

I was in my “Do Not Disturb Me” mode, staying in my small abode doing some serious writing. My cellphone rang. The number was not registered in my directory. I answered it, thinking that it was another invite for me to go to a school event or something connected to a project I was concocting.

The guy knows my first name. He said it confidently. He spoke fluent English just like any university graduate who was into his mid-30s or early 40s. In my mind, I was thinking that this phone call might be the project I was waiting for (have a lot of unexpected pending projects kasi).

He was talking alien to me, giving details that made me really clueless. I was waiting for the right cue---film, screening, project---words that I knew I could comprehend but they were not coming out from his mouth. He then confirmed a price: P3,500. What?! Then he blurted out: Escort service. One night only. I was jolted. Me?! He suddenly felt that I was the wrong person. He then checked my name again. I said, “Yes, that’s correct.”

He suddenly became apologetic, saying that he saw my name and my cellphone listed at this escort service website. I even have a picture on it. He said the date I joined the network, etc. I was getting pissed with his explanations. I told him I was not familiar with the website and I don’t give my cellphone to people (that’s why my blog name has the word, PRIVATE because I love my privacy!)

At that moment, he was shrinking daw from embarrassment (Aside from his ego, I was hoping his p_n_s shrank permanently!) He is not like that daw. He was feeling really small with the way "things" were happening between us. But he was still confident that "we could be real friends." “Let’s start from the beginning. Let me introduce myself, blah blah…” He sounded desperate---really, really desperate to have a friend. How can I be friends with someone who seems to treat human beings so lowly? 3.5K is way too cheap for my company, haha.

How sad for this person to “pay” someone for company or for some quick casual sex. The word “relationship” is meaningless. There is no love. There is no joy or fulfillment in everyday existence. Life is empty. I would have wanted to enlighten him that life shouldn’t be that way. Life is so much fun especially when you are with the people you love! But on second thoughts, I remembered my parents’ reminder when I was kid: Don’t talk to strangers. Haha. Besides this was really a bad joke to my "me time" day.

With a kind rejection, I told him I am not the person he was looking for. There was a long silence. You can feel he was losing his battle. I said the kindest, “Bye,” hoping he wouldn’t get traumatize by my rejection. If this guy is willing to shed out thousands of money to have a female escort then his self-esteem must be down to the lowest level! What an unhappy, bleakful existence in this wonderful world. I have never "paid" anyone to be my friend. And I am so lucky I have the truest friends in this world who have been staying in my circle through thick or thin :)

I have lost my cellphone three times but I have always retained my old number. But in case the WORST caller rings me again, or new “customers” contact me for “bookings,” I have no choice but to change my number! And that number has been with me for more than a decade. Tsk, tsk, tsk…all because of this newfound “job” in escort service! LOL!



3.5K is way too cheap for this legs! I deserve a better deal. HAHA

10 comments:

BC said...

Ha-ha-ha! Don't ever, ever change your number! You never know, baka prince charming mo na 'yan, and you simply didn't give fate a chance! This is one perfect material for your movies :)

Twin said...

bc, you're a hopeless romantic, haha. i can turn this "event" into one of the best rom-com box office hit film but i know a deranged man when i see/hear one. this one is definitely a lunatic :)

JMI said...

Such jerk! DON'T ever succumbed! (i.e. change your number). Play it next time and get all info. Then get a law enforcement with you and have him caught - teach him a lesson. It's CRIMINAL! (My favorite line lately).

Mike said...

hindi ko kinaya ang powers ng ganda mo! hehehe!

Twin said...

Jmi: police force in the phils have other priorities. relax, wag masyado ma high blood. believe in the law of karma. good thing a friend taught me how to delete info on the web. the "escort service" site hacks detail info from friendly networking sites. she reasons the guy must have seen it there but i really don't publish my cellphone in public.

mike: ganun pala yon, i was not taking this seriously but you feel violated afterwards. the mere fact he assumed i was into escort business, everything was not consensual between us but he still made kulit to meet me, sana i didnt hear his voice na lang. gives me creeps imagining if ever i see him in person, i would recognize his voice, nakakapraning.

monster said...

in fairness, damn great legs you have!

tr3nta said...

Very... very interesting shot...

Twin said...

monster & tr3nta: thank you for dropping by :)

Apple said...

paano napunta yung number mo sa website na yon?

Meg said...

naks ang legs ha, baka naman prank lang yan... pero nga baka prince charming mo rin yan...di mo nga binigyan ng chance