Call for a good time
Phone numbers are, in general, very personal things.
Unless it’s a 1-800 or company line, phone numbers represent personal contact. In today’s day and age, our numbers are synonymous with our contact in other people’s phones, so by extension, they represent us as a whole, as well as how people can get in touch with us.
According to a 2015 study by the PEW Research Center, 90% of Americans who own a cell phone “frequently” carry them on their person, and 31% never turn their phone off. Chances are you’re reading this on your phone right now.
Would you want any stranger calling your phone in the middle of the day or night? Do you enjoy sales calls or other robotic recordings? Probably not.
And that’s why seeing someone’s phone number written in public, say, inside a bathroom stall, is so weird. It’s a joke that’s been around for decades, usually given along with some innuendo, and it might even be the perfect way to prank a friend.
But while you might see a number like this in public and ignore it, these people actually called. These are their stories.
When I was younger, someone wrote “for a good time call” and my number on the playground slide. People would call a couple times a week, laugh and then hang up. It started to get annoying so I went to the playground to cover it up. Someone saw me doing it and called the cops saying I was vandalizing the playground. I had to explain to the cop that I was just removing my number so people would stop calling me. (yoshi_1226)
I was playing Jenga at a local bar with some friends, all the blocks had peoples numbers on it, so we made a rule that you had to txt any number you pulled out. The first person i txtd sent me a picture of a pile of coffee beans labelled “Find the Kanye” There was a tiny Kanye face on a bean in the bottom left corner. (annehog19)
About 10 years ago somebody wrote “call XXX-XXXX for a good time” on the sidewalk. So I saved the number for shits thinking I would call the number and at least let them know how I got it but I never did… just kept the number saved as “???”
Well the other day I was on snapchat and saw “???” pop up in suggested friends or whatever so i added her… she added me back.
she’s a babe and i have no idea what to say to her but I wanna tell her how I got her number and not seem weird
edit – Alright… I did it. Allow me to embarrass myself for your entertainment. Had to crop it so you wouldn’t see her username because I don’t wanna get banned
edit 2 – still hasn’t opened it… also people pls stop asking me for her snapchat/number (FoxyGrampa)