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For the love of god, how do you block numbers on the iPhone?

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So this guy who was my brother's friend's brother when I was in fucking MIDDLE SCHOOL friended me a few years ago, back when I made the mistake of having my number on my profile. He's the SCARY type—lots of selfies of himself with katanas, lots of quasi-suicidal posts, and hella-awful obsessive/posessive posts whenever his relationships end—fuck it, just absolutely the kind of person I expect to see shooting up a theater or driving across the country in a diaper to murder the woman who says "Don't text me again."

ANYWAYSSSS. He texts me reliably like once every three months. "Hey." And I forget the number, so I'm like "Who's this?" and he's like "[Fuckwit]", and I'm like NOPE. And I don't respond. I just do not want to deal with him, but I also don't want to acknowledge his ass long enough to save his number in my phone. Today I finally responded as if my number was new, and was like, "[Fuckwit] who? Oh, hey dude! This is [male name]. Sorry, new number." So hopefully that's that. But I still have a few people (all pervy males—surprise!) who I would just like to wall my phone against. So I could do one of two things . . .

Ask you fine folks how you've managed to block numbers on your iPhones. Apps, etc. (there is no way to do it using iPhone's normal settings), or . . .

Come up with increasingly ridiculous ways to respond to these fuckers. Starting with responding to [Fuckwit] right now, telling him how much this imaginary bro misses him.

ETA: Success! I just responded to his silence with "been a long time man. how u been?" and just got "wrong number, my bad." Dragon SLAYED.

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