Single girls and boys (and if I know the main Gothamist audience, there aren't many of you, so I guess I'm representing), check out the Rejection Line, a phone number for you to distribute to the overly persistent people who ask you for your phone number. Memorize it and have it at the ready when you're cornered - and don't let them strong arm you into divulging your cell number with "Oh, just call my cell with your cell so I get it." Say you use your cell like a walkie talkie and prefer the comforts of the lan line - it's more personal. Avoid embarrassing situations, like when Elaine gave out the OTB's and later bagel shop's phone numbers with the Rejection Line.

Also from the clever Peretti siblings: Black People Love Us
An ABC News piece about Black People Love Us