Ok I will try to make this short. I was texting a guy I am seeing like we do every day, nothing unusual. Then somehow we got to talking about work, and he made a comment saying "I know what you mean, I only make $600 a week." To which I said "hey any money is better than no money! and that's not bad at all when you don't have to pay rent and sh!t, its all pure income :D". To which he replied "Kinda made me sound like a freeloader lol." I suddenly felt really bad, because that is not at all what I meant, I feel terrible now and tried to explain to him that all I meant was that I wish I could live with my parents now so that I could save up money for my future etc., but I don't think he believed my explanation (even though it really is true) and he stopped replying. I think I hurt his ego a bit, and I really was not trying to. It's just that sometimes over text it is so hard to express what you really mean, but we have to resort to that because we are currently in a long-distance thing for at least a few more months. Do you think what I said was so terrible? Or is he being too sensitive? How do I fix this (and note I won't see him in person any time soon)? I feel like the biggest a$s :((((
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I know what you meant, but I see how he could have taken that way.
It's good that you explained yourself but if he still chooses to take offense to it then there really is not much you can do. You tried your best to let him see what you meant, and that's all you can do.
Don't feel bad he interpreted the wrong way.1