Thursday, September 06, 2007

Miscommunications.

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.

17 comments:

colonel eggroll said...

Guess he's lucky that he didn't have to see the bitch hat in action for the wrong reason. :P

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Laughing is good....even if you were going to tear him a new one. :)

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Communications can get so screwed up so easily. Wars have been fought over such screw ups!

Glad you straightened that one out.

Kelly said...

There's no real point to this story. It was funny when it happened


LMAO!! hahahaha

mutleythedog said...

Keep smiling Ms PR - what the hell is meant by the phrase 'tear him a new one'? Is that tear as in crying? Like you would weep or something...

Kitty said...

why don't you ask him out??? i used to do that all the time, men absolutely love it.

fingers said...

Thank fuck there was no point to that story. I thought I'd gone stupid overnight...

Betty Boob Hug said...

text messages and miscommunication will be the end of me. I swear I hate those damm things. How many troubles hae I got myself into via a text that was taken the wrong way?! ugh.

Jenny! said...

Communications errors can either end badly...or be very entertaining!

jali said...

Um...



Oh...

Cazzie!!! said...

I oncew sent a text to a GF of mine that read, "Hey there gorgeous, did you get there alright or what?" Thing is, I send it to my brother in law who is a strapping 20 something year old.... I had to call him as soon as I realised my mistake. He laughed and said he didn't think it was for him.

Josh said...

I had a similar but less fun text exchange after breaking up with a GF.

Earlier that day I had sent a message along the lines of "where are you? need to see you.."

Long story short, she got the message after the argument where I broke it off, she then rang me up and called me a psycho....funny now but took a while to figure out what was going on.

phishez_rule said...

Col - He's pretty cool. I think he'd have been a bit snarky, but he would have gotten to the bottom of it, the same as I wanted to.

Stacy - Laughing is better than tearing.

Nick - Me too!

Kelly - glad you enjoyed.

Mutley - tear as in rip. I would have torn him a new one.

Kitty - I have. Ages ago.

Fingers - you'd never notice the difference if you did.

Betty - I can feel a blog post coming on.

Jenny! - it was a close call.

Jali - *waves*

Cazzie - He sounds like a smart one.

Josh - she didn't think to check the time?

Obesio said...

I'm feeling really, really old. I've never sent a text and wouldn't even know how to do so.

yrautca said...

I think you should really say to him, 'when the fuck are you going to get your arse into gear and ask me out?'

phishez_rule said...

Obesio - they're so not worth the effort sometimes!

Y - I should, shouldn't I?

unique_stephen said...

I do hate texting - just ring me and leave a message - if your too skint to do that I'll pay the difference between the text and the call.