Deleting numbers from my cell phone has always been one of my favorite dating tacTECHS. Maybe it is the superficial closure of clicking “yes” when the screen on my blackberry asks “Are you sure you want to delete eXeXeX from you phone?” or the fast-forward fantasy to the moment when said romanTECH interest eventually texts again and I can respond with – “Hey, who is this?” Ahhh! Sweet revenge!
But a few months ago I deleted a pretty significant romanTECH interest from my phone and the scenario has unfolded in a way that is making me question my strategy. Recently, a mild vibe has emerged again between me and this dude and after an unplanned “encounter” at a bar in my hood I knew I would want to see him later in the night, but was obviously too proud to ask for his digits again. After getting home and hitting romanTECH rock bottom, aka trolling for his # on my Tmobile bill, I resorted to the tackiest of choices: Facebook for blackberry, sending him a simple “?” at about 2:30 a.m. That Monday, I called out my own randomosity, letting him know that I had no other choice after deleting his number from my phone. To which he coyly confessed, “I wanted to text you, but I deleted yours too.”
So this brings us to the text-istential quesion: To Delete or Not Delete? One of my guy friend’s pointed out that he deletes when he doe snot want to be reminded of his old girlfriend every time he scrolls thru his phone – after all the way Dana hovers over his brother Dave on his phone list is almost as annoying as the way she would hover over his friends during college football. Another friend pointed out that deleting never works because he always winds up memorizing the really significant numbers.
So even though we haven’t completely answered the question, there is something we can learn: deleting people out of our phones is the easy part.
What do you think?