Men: if you've ever proffered your number to a girl who seems less than excited at the prospect, let this be a lesson to you.
Women: think there's no harm in sharing a fake number to get out of giving yours? Let this be a lesson to you too.
23-year-old Australian Joey Royle received a message from a total stranger desperately searching for a girl he'd met named Elsie. When the same thing happened again, Joey realised Elsie had been giving out his number as her fake number every time she met someone she wanted to give the slip to.
He posted his exchanges with the rejected suitors and the caption:
'It's the age old riddle. What do you do when a girl in Melbourne is giving out your number as her random fake number when she's rejecting sleazy dudes?
'Do you a) clear up the misunderstanding, or b) #BecomeElsie and organise a date?'
The temptation was too great to resist.
First he pretended to play along with one of their in jokes:
Even arranging to meet in person...
(This poor man.)
Understandably, the meeting didn't go quite to plan...
But he still didn't give up.
Yet another twist in the tale!
So if you happen to be travelling through Australia and meet a girl called Elsie who you take a shine to, please approach any number she gives you with caution.
From: Esquire UK