Re: Stupid Rule or Some Truth?
I see where you are coming from. As a man myself, I think that in the first place he should keep his word and call you on the promised date and hour, even if he - like everyone else on earth - has the right to play hard to get. If he can't keep what he says about a simple telephone call, what are you to expect about a more serious commitment? Well, maybe I am exaggerating, but if it really bothers you, I think you should talk to him about it. You are not asking him to call every day, but on the day and at the time he has mentioned. What is wrong about that?
As for your calling him yourself, I see no problem here, but as a rather conventional man, I would say you shouldn't overdo it and try ever to call him more frequently than he calls you. Anyway, I think it is you for try it once at least and see what kind of reaction he has.
If you feel that he doesn't approve of it, maybe this is again another issue for you to discuss with each other. It is important for you to check it now, to break this pattern as early as possible, so that you can feel you have freedom to come and go in this relationship and you don't have to take on a passive role altogether.