Monday, September 8, 2008

An Open Letter To Whoever Gives My Number To Other People Without My Permission

Filed under: Anti-Socialized — jungzx @ 3:46 pm
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Dearest Whoever Gives My Number To Other People Without My Permission,

For the second time this year, and only the third time ever, I am going to need to change my cell phone number because of you.

The first time I ever changed my number, it was because my phone had been stolen – by an ex or a stranger, I’m not sure. Either way, it wasn’t my choice.

The next time I changed it was 2 or 3 years later. My number somehow got into the hands of hormone-driven boys too old to actually still be hormone-driven… And their friends. They wouldn’t stop texting, and they actually knew stuff about me (Shit, yeah.), thus the term Creepy Stalker Guys was born. I think I even had a Creepy Stalker Fan Club. Yay?

And as I didn’t want to be the object of obsession of said Creepy Stalker Fan club any longer, I got a new SIM.

This current number I’ve had less than a year.

As I’m sure you know, Whoever Gives My Number, when I give my number out, it’s always with an attached disclaimer that says:

“Please don’t give my phone number to anyone without my permission.” with a little footnote that pretty much sums up to “I’ve had enough of Creepy Stalker Guys. Please help me avoid them. Kthx.”

Maybe I wasn’t as specific as I should have been? You think? Do we need fine print? Or did you misread that to say something more along the lines of “I need more textmates! Give my number to anyone you come across please!”? Because, outside of the usual “May sasabihin ako sa’yong importante, call me or send me P100 load.” text that’s easy to ignore, I still get texts from numbers not in my phonebook.

Some texts, I was only a little bit relieved to know were people I actually knew. But the fact that I didn’t know they had my number means you, Whoever Gives My Number, did not understand my rules. I am the only one allowed to give my own phone number. How is that so hard to understand?

(And for the record, I still get texts from Creepy Stalker Guys. Not of the same Fan Club as mentioned above, but Creepy Stalker Guys nonetheless. Somebody save me. Sheesh.)

My cellphone number is called my personal contact number for a reason. It’s PERSONAL. And private.

I’d like to keep it that way.

I wish I knew who you were, Whoever Gives My Phone Number To Other People Without My Permission, so I could just not give you my new number.


Kk. Gtg. TCCIC.

Jewel “I am not amused.” Angeles

And a special shout-out to People Who Keep My Number To Themselves:

I love you all. Expect a text/online message from me within this week… Or whenever I feel like giving my number out again.



  1. I have a Globe Sim I got from BPI and I’m contemplating on using it too because of Creepy Stalker People. Sabay ba tayong magpapalit? :p

    Comment by KC — Monday, September 8, 2008 @ 4:13 pm | Reply

  2. Oh wow. People have also been giving my old numbers way, especially my old SUN #, but it never got as bad as your situation. I feel for you.

    Comment by Ade — Monday, September 8, 2008 @ 4:15 pm | Reply

  3. OOh my. Well then Soul sister, do send me your number so we can kidnap you asap.



    Comment by margaux — Tuesday, September 9, 2008 @ 12:59 am | Reply

  4. @KC: Yesss. MaggGlobe ka na din! I realized I can’t change my sim just yet. I just put load into this, damn it. You can go ahead. Go get Globe na para I can spam you. LOL.

    @Ade: Well, thanks. :) We both learn to be more careful with our numbers. The havoc that Unlimited texting has wreaked is irreversible.

    @Margaux: I’ll let you know ASA I get my new number. Hati tayo sa ransom ha!

    Comment by jungzx — Tuesday, September 9, 2008 @ 9:32 am | Reply

  5. Dang. I also can’t let go of my Smart sim kasi yun ang ginagamit ko for work.

    I have Globe overload. my Dad bought the OFW sim pack and he gave me one of those sim cards. Tae, I’d be having 2 globe numbers…I’m currently looking for a spare phone so I can use one Globe sim na. Let’s spam each other. Lol. I’ll just post my globe number na lang.

    Comment by KC — Wednesday, September 10, 2008 @ 3:13 pm | Reply

  6. i believe Jap attended the Creepy Stalker Fan Convention.

    Oh no, not as a guest.

    She was the speaker.

    Master stalker kaya yang si Jap. Wag ka na mag-alala ju. Si jap lang nangugulo sa’yo. ako bahala. ililigpit ko na sya.

    di ako nakapunta sa happy bday ni mark kasi super tired ako. umuwi ako ng bataan! :( tapos ulan pa ng ulan! :(

    Comment by alphasensei — Thursday, September 11, 2008 @ 6:38 pm | Reply

  7. @KC: The sim I was going to use was from an OFW sim pack too! Haha. The one I bought for Mico naman. ;p

    @alphasensei: *gasp* OMIGOD I knew it. Japs is in love with me! LOL
    re: Mark’s birthday, um, next year? Hehe. Ewan. We’ll have Japs, er, coordinate with you and your schedule. :) BATAAN (!) is a good enough excuse not to go, I guess. ;p

    Comment by jungzx — Thursday, September 11, 2008 @ 7:33 pm | Reply

  8. This one is funny.

    Comment by Aristoteles Ricerra IV — Wednesday, June 11, 2014 @ 1:00 pm | Reply

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