Lyla: Okay, here's a hypothetical. You ask a girl for her number, but wait two weeks to call her. What gives?
George: Well, that depends. Why?
Lyla: Well, I met this guy two weeks ago at a party. We spent the entire evening talking and I thought we really hit it off. We had a lot of chemistry and we had a ton of things in common. He asked for my number and he said he'd call me the next day. And then, I didn't hear hide nor hair of him until yesterday, 10 days after we met. How come?
George: What did he say when he called? What was his pathetic excuse?
Lyla: I didn't talk to him. I wasn't home and he left a voicemail message. I haven't called him back yet.
George: Why don't you just call him and find out?
Lyla: He just called yesterday and I don't want to seem desperate.
George: Oh, come on. He probably just lost your number and found it yesterday.
Lyla: That's possible.
George: Or he had to go out of town and just got back.
Lyla: I suppose.
George: Or maybe he was nervous about calling you and just got up the nerve.
Lyla: Do you really think so?
George: Maybe. Or maybe he's playing hard to get or he's just not that into you.
George: But you won't know if you don't call him back.
Lyla: I guess that's true.