Alright, so I was messaging a girl on facebook, and she was giving me big positive responses. However, there was one problem: my internet was terrible. I kept phasing in and out of the conversation. I decided that the situation could serve as a good way to Number Close. When my internet came back to, I messaged her "hey, sorry for phasing in and out of the conversation, my internet is terrible". I didn't get a number from her, but the conversation didn't die after that.

After I closed the conversation, however, I got to thinking. Would it have been better for me to take advantage of the lagging internet by delaying my responses? I still think I can number close later, but should I even have attempted by using the lagging internet as a viable excuse?

Could I get some inputs on this?