Michael's Blog

Stupid, funny things.

03 August 2004

Who is this?

You know how when you call someone for the first time, you always wonder if they are going to remember you or not. I do. Especially when I am calling a girl for the first time. If you have just met them and they remember you then it is a good sign right? Well, many times I have played this game where I would call someone and act like we have been long time friends. It is a given that they will ask "Who is this?". I will then say "Don't you know. Guess." You hope that they will say you, but in my case, they usually will go on and on naming other possible bo's until I finally just tell them. Then they usually give an "oh" in a disippointed tone. Under this circumstance, it is really hard to ask a girl out.

So the other day I call this girl for the first time to ask her out. I met her at a softball game and I had her number just because she was nice enough to call my phone so that I could find it. Before I called her I thought that instead of making her guess who it is or play any sort of game, I was instead going to tell her who I was strait out so that there would be no possible way to misunderstand who I am. So when she asks me who I was I said "Michael from softball." Could I have been any clearer? So the conversation starts and she is tellimg me she is with a bunch of people that she acts like I should know and I don't. Finally I ask her if these people are her family and she says "Wait a minute, who is this?" I told her once again and she apoligizes because she thought that she was on the phone with one of her uncles. "That's why I asked if you have a cold." she said. My voice has been mistaken many times for a person who has a cold. I do have a nasal voice so I wasn't too surprised when she asked if I had a cold. I wouldn't ever be able to be a radio talk show host.

It wasn't a bid deal at all that she mistook me for someone else. She apoligized for it more than once. It isn't a big deal at all. The thing that is interesting about the situation is that I made point to make it clear who I was. It would have been one thing if I just said "This is Michael" and she mistook me for another person, but that wasn't the case.

Now what can I do? I feel so helpless. Is it inevitable that we are all bound to be mistaken for someone else?