My perpetrator also falls into the ‘hugely self-important’ category.
They run a business that sells wireless headphones. Yes, you heard that right - wireless headphones! Wow, what are wireless headphones? Never heard of that concept before. I love living in the future.
Of course, my reply far exceeded the one sentence I quoted myself as saying - it was actually a three paragraph, blow-by-blow guide on how to express your ideas clearly, written in such a way so that it comes across as generally nice and helpful, but was covertly delivered wrapped in an invisible, sardonic cloaking material. I also quoted their original message, confirming that no mention was made of VO sync. It made me feel better, anyway.
I did the work, delivered with a pleasant message, offered a ‘life line’ in case there is a problem and waved it off from the shoreline.
Of course, all that needed to be said in that instance from the buyer was ideally, “Hey Jon, sorry about that, I should’ve clarified. I’ve accepted the offer. Thanks!” Something along those lines and then there wouldn’t be this awkward atmosphere, but no; saltiness must prevail.
And I couldn’t have really ignored the message, as it was a direct question. It warranted a reply and I’m always keen to provide that quick, efficient, customer service. I was just being a good “doer”.