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Phone Number Collection Palaver.

I consider myself to be a very social guy, I go out a lot and I meet different kinds of people on different levels and walking different paths. Most times when I hang out I refrain from joining in conversations, but when i do, I notice I get a lot of attention because my views are always considered queer and I voice them out with a lot of authority.
At times, when am lucky enough, I meet other people who marshal good arguments and drive home fantastic points and i find myself naturally gravitating towards these people. Sometimes the person is a male, sometimes a female. We end up having fantastic conversations and a jolly time. Just 2 or more random strangers having good conversations over drinks.
At the end of the day, just to be polite, or because I think it might be useful to keep in touch, I ask for the person’s phone number. Doesn’t matter if the person is male or female, I just collect the number out of courtesy.
Some weeks back while out on one of my social ventures, I met a lady called Titi: she had a nice smile, was polite, friendly and spoke really well. After our random enjoyable conversation we exchanged numbers at my request. Because I have so many random useless numbers on my phone i decided to distinguish hers by saving it as “Titi nice smile”
Two (2) weeks after we met, Titi calls me at 10 pm wanting to invite me for an event. Unfortunately I was away from my phone at that moment and my inquisitive Iyawo glances at the ringing phone and sees the caller ID read “Titi nice smile”. I walk back into the living room to meet a very pissed-off wife.
Really, Titi nice smile Iyawo asks…. It takes me a minute to gather myself and in that minute judgement was passed. Iyawo went on to accuse me of all sorts. I try to get a word in and my explanation that Titi is just a lady I met at a social spot does not help calm Iyawo’s anger. She flies off the handle and asks in a sarcastic tone “ehh, as a married man should you be collecting or giving numbers?”
At that point I become confused, for I had initially thought it was just the “nice girl” description that got Iyawo pissed off. Summoning my ‘omo boy courage” I ask boldly “if u go out and you meet somebody that might be useful to you in future and the person asks for your number just to keep in touch, will you not give him?”
Iyawo smiles and asks “somebody or a man?”… I see the trap but can’t help but fall into it. “A man” I clarify. Iyawo shakes her head and replies vehemently “as a married woman i do not give men my phone number”.
At that point, I start to wonder if marriage is not a prison. How can I justify not making new friends because I am married? What part of the marriage constitution forbids friendship and number collecting?
My momentary silence gives Iyawo additional ammunition to continue firing me “to add insult to injury you even stored her name as Titi-nice-smile…” Quickly she collects my erring phone and checks out her own number. What pops up is Wifey. She chuckles evilly and says “so you can’t describe your wife with an adjective, but you can describe Titi abi… nonsense, why can’t you store my name as “wifey love of my life” or “wifey, my all”.
See me see palavar. Just because I collected a phone number!
Please I need your views on all I have been accused on:
  1. Collecting contact details of someone who you feel might be a useful contact in future
  2. Storing the contact details using an adjective
  3. Receiving a call from a female friend at 10 pm
  4. Being friendly with members of the opposite sex
Your comments will be highly appreciated. Iyawo reads this blog as well so don’t hesitate to tell her the truth. Lol
Mr X

 Source/Credit -  Lifetitudes blog. T'was the first post I commented on. I had words for Mr X! LOL.


  1. Hehe. That iyawo reads the blog may imply that you're looking for a perfect outlet to the situation. I'm not implying anything but getting confused for a few moments when confronted with your relationship with Titi-nice-smile; Titi of 2 weeks ago, would look fishy to any lady, let alone your wife.

    1. Collecting contact details of people you might feel may be useful isn't a bad idea but you collect too many numbers and can't keep track of who or where you met them as you've demonstrated. Imagine Jeff-coconut-head calls and you can't place where you last met him, how do you think he'll feel about you?

    2. Storing numbers with adjectives is ok but you could use Titi-1 or Titi-2 or Titi-galleria. They don't create the kind of tension as flirty adjectives do. Even when I saw Titi-nice-smile I would've sworn you were single.

    3. Rejecting a call from a female friend by 10pm. Man, come on...with your wife at home? Now how would you feel if a guy calls your wife at 10pm? Just think this through...

    4. Being friends with the opposite sex. I see no problem with that but this seems like a digression to me. I don't believe iyawo has a problem with that either.

    Bottom line, you should cut down on random numbers and improve on your adjectives, then make sure your new friends know the appropriate time to call, especially if it's just business. You guys should kiss and make up ;-)

  2. How about finding a number on the wife's phone, peter- cute face, john- yummy chest etc.

    The fact is that any woman who gives a darn about her hubby n marriage will be concerned. What is sacrosanct however is that the woman approaches the issue in a nice manner especially when you know your man is "responsible n decent"

    A lady calling you at 10pm will do so for several reasons. She either feels you are available (not married) or she feels it's okay to call at anytime because boundaries were not defined.

    I know that I can't call a married man once it is past 7pm unless it's urgent business (and I have the "OK" to call or a life threatening issue)

    There is noting wrong with having associations with the opposite sex, but you need to go the extra mile to define boundaries with the aim to protect ur marriage and the security of your loved ones.

    The little things we do matter, even when our thoughts are innocent. You do owe wifey an apology Mr. X

    1. LOL John yummy chest
      those types of adj. are for singles, not even dating and 10pm is an unholy time to take calls from the opposite sex, there has to be a super important reason + the number saving system should me made as professional as possible. apologize.

      and just to trash out everything, save iyawo's number with 'sweet wifey love of my life'

  3. No be only titi nice smile! Mr Social prefect keep going around collecting numbers!

  4. I can imagine iyawo reading comments and nodding her head saying...'you see,and you think am the crazy one'....Mr social prefect like chocolate said,it's not nice at all,slow down at the number collection... Chai,you must have a lot of time on your hands oh....Iyawo,ma binu..... TNHW

  5. Use proffesional adjectives
    Nothing wrong with being friends with the opposite sex just not evryone you mean
    Nothing wrong with getting someone's number you feel will be able to help one way or another
    Calling a married man that late is not cool except its a matter of life and death
    Mr X you should apologise to MRs X o

  6. Even if its just 'titi' calling @ 10pm I'll be suspicious, talk more 'titi nice smile'. Like Memphis said, from the beginning of the narrative, I thought he was a single guy I was quite shocked when I saw "iyawo". Guy arrange yourself jare wifey has got every reason to be suspicious and angry.

  7. Lols,married men always justifying themselves since BC...

  8. You could have been describing me......that is until you got to the collecting number part! Well, bros, I feel your pain but you have to draw the line somewhere. I surmise that your wife knows you are that kind of person who can strike up a friendship with a total stranger in a jiffy and has accepted you for that.
    I have just 2 questions - 1. Did Titi nice smile not know you were married? 2. If she did, why was she calling you by 10pm?

  9. LOlz this is soooo me n boo. pls id have reacted same way as iyawo did. why d adjective? to say mine is simply wifey... not nice! any female call before 8am and past 9pm raises suspicion as far as am concerned. why exchange nos with females all d time? do you make them realize u r married or in a serious r/ship when you do? or you flash your teeth n act like a mr good company nice guy. pls Mr X all those am a social person is not always necessary, it hurts we women we like our men to our selves and we over react sometimes when we really love you. its not like we dont trust you, we bliv you might not have ulterior motive but miss nice smile could. #dazall

  10. In addition to all said above, please try to chip in the fact in a subtle way that you are married to a lady you intend to collect her number e.g my wife will love your sandals(message passed). I'm sure if you did she would not called by 10pm to invite you for an event.

    There is nothing wrong in making friends with the opposite sex even if you are married but you must use your sense and set well defined boundries.J

  11. For crying out loud Mr, y would a girl call you by 10pm simply to invite you for an event? U probably didn't let her know you are married or may be the impression u gave was * feel free to call me anytime* pls cut down your phone number collections. really, single girls ain't smiling at all.

  12. Couldn't stop laughing after reading the story. Especially the "wifey parts'. I luv your wife already and I like the relationship/understanding between you both.

    So Mr X, use your tongue to count your teeth. Follow the advise of these lovely TTBs and reduce all those number collecting and social blabla.

    God bless your union continually.

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