If you were dating in the early 2000s, you probably remember the Rejection Hotline: a wonderful invention that helped countless women dodge skeevy weirdos who wouldn’t take no for an answer. If some creep asked for your number — and, per the Creep Code, would not take no for an answer — you’d give them the Rejection Hotline instead of your own digits, and when they called later, they’d get this glorious message:
However, as technology advanced beyond your sleek-looking Razer flip phone and the fuckboys got smarter, the Rejection Hotline became less of a viable options. Nobody actually gives you a “call” anymore — not even drunk assholes — and most Hotline-style work-arounds relied on the prerecorded-message system to do their job.
Enter the Mary Sue Rejection Hotline, created (if you couldn’t tell) by the blog the Mary Sue.
Give a guy TMS Rejection Hotline’s number (646-926-6614), and when he inevitably texts you “wat up?” at 2:30 a.m. later that night, he’ll get this lovely message in response:
Oh hello there. If you’re hearing this message, you’ve made a woman feel unsafe and/or disrespected. Please learn to take no for an answer and respect women’s emotional and physical autonomy. K THANKKS.
Thankfully, the message only sends an hour after the dude texts the Hotline, so you don’t have to worry about any sort of angry “How Could You Give Me a Fake Number, You Bitch”–style confrontations.