So I’d been texting this guy I met online –we’ll call him Chris – for the last week or two and I’d missed the window to respond to his message where he hinted that he’d like to talk by phone. The texting was getting a little long because we’re both pretty chatty. I’ve read “He’s Just Not That Into You” and countless articles that suggest ladies should wait for the guy to call, but I figured, what the heck? I should just text him something cute and see what happens. So, I did. I texted Chris the following message: “Hope you’re having a great weekend! Let me know if you want to chat so we don’t get arthritis of the thumbs.” A few minutes later, I got a message back that said, “Sure, I’m around now or later today. Hope you’re having a good weekend!” and included his home phone number. Sounds good, right? Full steam ahead, right? Wrong. See, had I been paying attention, I would’ve realized that there were TWO guys named Chris in my cell phone, one from last winter who I forgot to delete. We’ll call him “Michigan Chris.” This one is “Wisconsin Chris.” So I called “Chris” and started talking to him and didn’t realize it for a good 15 minutes that it was THE WRONG CHRIS. By that point, I was in too deep. I panicked. So I did what I do best – kept up the chatter until it had been a whole 34 minutes. I told him I had to go get my laundry, but it was great speaking with him. He told me he’d call soon. I can’t imagine what was going through his mind when he read my message about “arthritis of the thumbs.”
Helpful Tip: Be sure to designate guys with a common name with their home state, i.e., Chris MI and Chris WI.