So I think we get those sellers every now and then who expects us to reply right away.
In some cases we just can’t do that for different reasons; like time differences ( yes, we DO sleep!), you were at work, or you had something else you need to do that was more important, etc.
I got a message from a buyer, he wanted me to work on a translation file which was OK, but it was very big and I had to really think about it and check my other work schedule. I did message him, but I guess I wasn’t doing it quickly enough.
Long story short, he accused me of ignoring him.
He also said that he saw me online (I guess he saw the green dot), and me not replying right away came across as ignoring him.
I tried to be nice and told him I WAS online, but was in a situation where I couldn’t reply right away. Well, I was at work. I thought I could reply to him during my lunch break, but that was not until several hours later…
and by the time I finished lunch and got back to him he was very angry I guess. I got replies like
“So being online doesn’t mean you can answer right? So what you were doing? Scrolling? Please.”
“You just didn’t feel like answering at that moment. technically ignoring me. Next time just be honest about it, don’t try to give me that mature answer bs”
Uhhhh, I’m at my workplace teaching ya know, and I can’t type a reply within my 5 minute break.
I COULD have simply replied using 3 or 4 words, but I personally don’y like those types of replies.
I won’t be working on the project of course, and yeah, the “bs” did p*ss me off a bit, so I went ahead and blocked him. Good luck to him though, I hope the translator he hired replies to all of his messages within 5 minutes…