this reminds me of that seinfeld episode where elaine gave a fake number out...can't remember what it was to, some restaurant or something. the sad thing is that while you're getting off the hook easier, it kind of stinks for the person getting rejected. here you've led them on by giving them a fake number, building up their hopes, and then the let down seems harsher. how a good old fashioned, "no thanks, i'm not available/not interested/etc."?