Yesterday at the gym I ran into a certain "guy" (read my post from June 19, "Attempted pick up (?) at the gym") which I have almost successfully been avoiding since then. Only thing that happened after his attempted pick up (?) at the gym is that we met at Starbucks and he convinced me to give him my mobile number. After a lot of excuses I ended up giving him an old Shanghai number (I considered giving a phony number but since we hang out at the same spots I knew that wouldn't work. Also, seeing that he knows that I have a bf I figured that maybe he simply just wants to be friends afterall...), and soon after that I went on a holiday, so I never had to deal with the rest.
Yesterday, however, he 'caught' me, and I had to talk to him.
-Hey, have u moved to Shanghai? he asked (hm.. seeing that we were standing at a gym at 7pm in Suzhou I couldn't help but feeling that this question was a bit stupid?!)
-Nope. Still here. (In flesh and blood as u can see, I almost added).
-Well I tried to call you but your phone was off?
-I've been on a holiday overseas.
-But the number you gave me is a Shanghai number.
-Yes, I have 2 numbers since I often work in Shanghai.
-So you should give me your Suzhou number.
-Ehum... nah, I don't think that is necessary.
(WHY NOT?! Geeez... not getting it, are we?!) -Well, I still use the Shanghai number so that should be enough.
-But come on, give me your Suzhou number (by this time we were in the middle of the gym and he had taken out his phone, ready to get my number. I felt like a complete fool as a smaller audience -including my trainer friends- were watching).
-Ehum, u can just use the Shanghai number... I said (probably looking like a tomato by that time). I better go now!
-But last time I tried it it didn't work?
-Well that is because the phone was turned off?! I have been abroad!
-Ok then... well I thought we could go for coffee!?
-Eh, I am late for my class, BYE!!! And so I escaped to the changing rooms.
Holy crap. I am having big regrets of convincing myself that giving him my number -as a FRIEND- was OK (although I know this was a terrible mistake. I should stop being so damn nice all the time and just say: NO!). If he still calls I don't know what to say to be more obvious? Or, is this just some sort of gym-behavior he's doing, walking around with his phone and collecting phone numbers so that he can look cool to the guys and like a dickhead to the girls? Anyways, I know I won't be picking up my Shanghai phone for a while.