Relationships Bad Date Escape Service Offered By Aussie Phone Company

Discussion in 'Relationships' started by helenheaven, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. helenheaven

    helenheaven Premium Member

    What do you make of this ? I can't decide whether its a good idea, a nice diplomatic way to break off a disastrous date; or a deceitful ploy.

    "It's every single person's nightmare: You're on a date, it's a disaster but there's no way out.

    With Valentine's Day looming, a mobile phone company in Australia has come to the rescue with a service offering an escape from the date from hell.

    All you have to do is discreetly dial three numbers and then hang up without saying a word.

    "Virgin Mobile will call them back a minute later with a perfect excuse to get them out of there. We'll even talk them through what to say," the company, a joint venture of the Virgin Group and Optus, said in a statement.

    A survey of 402 people by Virgin Mobile found that 53 per cent arrange in advance to have a friend call them mid-date to check they are all right or if they need an excuse to get out.

    The results showed women were twice as likely as men to use the tactic."

  2. Bleys

    Bleys Phoenix Takes Flight Staff Member


    For shame anyone who uses this service. Give that nose picking, crotch scratching, egomaniac the benefit of the doubt and honor the date commitment.


    Because all men are nose picking, etc, etc. most just hide that fact until you get married. There is no escape. :lol:


    [Edited on 2-13-2005 by Bleys]
  3. kiwirobin

    kiwirobin Premium Member

    I can imagine that Ozzy women might need this
    But seriously, come on ladies, if you've had enough just say so, share the bill and grab a taxi.
    If he's got a problem with that then geeeessh.
  4. Icewolf

    Icewolf Premium Member

    Anyone know if theres a UK version of this?
  5. Ape

    Ape Premium Member

    I being such a stud need this service I always get stuck in that situation all the time :smug: :clwndnc::clwndnc: