Yesterday I was talking to one Green Eyes co-workers about a supply problem. I said I was supplying about 40% of what was there. Which means that 60% of the stock was unsuitable for them. About half an hour later I got a text from him saying something along the lines of 'Rubbish. Only seen crap.'
At first I had no idea what it related to. I thought it was a mis-sent text. Then I thought it was about the stock quality. And I started stewing on it. I let it sit, trying to see if I would calm down before confronting him. And I did calm down a bit.
After lunch I discovered someone else's careless mistake that could have absolutely screwed me. And I was ropeable. I refused to find out who it was. I know it would not have ended well for anybody. I ended up fixing the mistake and making my way to the phone.
I had to call yet another of his coworkers and he answered. I asked him what the text was about.
Turns out he's a bit slow at replying to his texts. About a week ago I zipped a text across to Green Eyes. He's been house hunting and I asked him how he was going (read: 'when the fuck are you going to get your arse into gear and ask me out?'). And he chose an inopportune time to send a response.
We had a good laugh at it. He was defensive, saying he'd never send a text like that. And I told him that I knew it was out of character, and that was why I was so upset about it. Then I told him that he was really close to having me tear him a new one. And we laughed at that too.
There's no real point to this story. It was funny when it happened.