A British site is soon to offer a service that will find the cellphone number of anyone you like, and then text you the number at a cost of £1.
But you can choose to go ex-directory, so avoiding the irritation of people hunting you down and bending your ear.
The site, 118800.co.uk, says “We do NOT give out mobile phone numbers, we simply connect people”.
So if you want to make sure that your worst enemy can’t track you down and bop you on the nose, go to the site, here, and go ex-directory. I sure as heck have.