A dishonest response given by one party designed to avoid the need --or courage-- to tell the other party that they have no intention
of ever re-contacting them. (especially in a case where a telephone number or other contact
information has been
In short, when
someone lies their intention
back or otherwise
(By the way, the Hollywood Blowoff can be easily avoided simply by using the honest phrase: "Sorry, I don't give my number out", or "I'd prefer to contact
you if I'm interested")
The most famous
example of the Hollywood Blowoff is: "Don't call me .. I'll call YOU".
ALVIN: May I have your
-or- "Can I call you"
-or- "Do you have a card?"
-or- "When will it be ready"
-or- "When will I know the results of the audition?" etc.
SNOTTY AGNES: Don't worry darling, I have your
card (when, in fact, Average
Al either has no card or never gave it to Agnes).... I'll call you... Honest.
-or- "You'll be hearing from us/me"
-or "I'll/We'll let you know as soon as I/we
ALVIN: Why Agnes, you hideous, loathesome, stinking bitch from hell....You're giving me the Hollywood Blowoff, AREN'T you?! Jeez, I'm SO sorry I came to this book signing and wasted both my time
and money on you.. Here, please keep your
sorry little book and read it.. That way you'll have a better idea of yourself than I now do, you pitiful, pathetic asshole, you. If you ever
, ever walk
through MY neighborhood. you'd better look