The text message sparked outrage (stock photo) (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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A tweet about a text message sent to a tradesman caused a stir on social media, for all the wrong reasons.
The post was shared on Twitter by a young woman, who wrote: "Loooll??? But what in the name of customer service have I just experienced."
Alongside this she shared a screenshot of the conversation she had with a carpet fitter – which has since been deleted.
The whole thing started after the woman sent the man a seemingly innocent message asking for a quote.
However her text was sent after midnight and it seems the man wasn't too happy about her timing.
He replied: "Yes! Here's a quote!! Who the f**k asks for carpets at 12:15am???"
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More than 172,000 people liked the post before it was removed, with over 13,000 retweeting it.
As the tweet gained so much attention, the woman then created a poll asking people to vote on who was in the wrong – the tradesman for his harsh reply, or her for sending a text so late.
Many people were quick to side with the carpet fitter, saying they'd be "p****d" if they'd received a text that late as it wasn't an emergency and she could have simply waited until the next day.
One person said: "Who texts a business at midnight lol."
Another wrote: "The notification most likely woke him up? I’d be p****d as hell if someone texted me at that hour about work and it’s not an emergency."
She was shocked by his reply (stock photo)
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A third posted: "Like if you emailed or sent an online query – grand – but you texted him."
Someone else added that they thought it was "rude" to text after midnight.
However not everyone thought the woman was in the wrong, as some pointed out that the man didn't have to reply to the message.
"He’s in the wrong. He didn’t have to reply at 12.15am. He could have waited until what he deemed a reasonable hour," a different user replied.
A second proclaimed: "He acting like you came up and rang his doorbell. He can chill the f**k out, it’s a simple text. Get an email address or something if it’s that stressful."
"If your phone wakes you up on the middle of the night, that’s your fault. Use do not disturb to make sure you don’t get woken up if you need to," added another.
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