Woman slams man who mistakenly text her as ‘sexist’ and ‘creepy’ for hitting on her


‘I’m expecting you will be getting in with me’: Woman slams ‘sexist and creepy’ hot tub delivery man who told her she looked ‘gorgeous’ during text exchange

  • Tracey Binnie received a text from a stranger asking about a hot tub delivery
  • But he swiftly apologised and explaining the message was for someone else
  • Tracey, of East Lothian, jokingly said he could still deliver the hot tub to her
  • But the man appeared to mistake the humour as an invitation and said he would be expecting Tracey to jump in with him

A woman has slammed a man who mistakenly text her about the delivery of a hot tub as ‘sexist and creepy’ after hitting on her. 

Tracey Binnie, of Tranent, East Lothian, received a text ‘out of the blue’ from a stranger asking when they could drop the spa device off but he swiftly followed with an apology explaining the message was for someone else.

The Girl Guides leader, 40, made a light-hearted joke of the bizarre situation by suggesting the unknown man could still ‘bring the hot tub round if he wanted’.

But the stranger landed himself in hot water when he appeared to mistake the humour as an invitation, and joked he would be expecting Tracey to jump in with him.

When she didn’t reply straight away, the man apologised and said it was just a ‘compliment’ as he thought she was ‘gorgeous’ – but Tracey quickly told him he was being ‘creepy’ before posting his texts on Twitter, where she declared it was ‘not OK’.

Tracey Binnie (pictured), of Tranent, East Lothian, received a text ‘out of the blue’ from a stranger asking when they could drop the spa device off but he swiftly followed with an apology explaining the message was for someone else

Tracey made a joke of the situation by suggesting the man could still 'bring the hot tub round if he wanted'. But the stranger landed himself in hot water when he appeared to mistake the humour as an invitation, and joked he would be expecting Tracey to jump in with him. Pictured, the messages shared between the pair

Tracey made a joke of the situation by suggesting the man could still ‘bring the hot tub round if he wanted’. But the stranger landed himself in hot water when he appeared to mistake the humour as an invitation, and joked he would be expecting Tracey to jump in with him. Pictured, the messages shared between the pair

The ‘shocked’ mother-of-one began to wonder if ‘she had come on to him’ – but her husband quickly told her that it was a clear joke on her part.

Voiceover artist and engineer Tracey said she posted a screenshot of the conversation in a bid to raise awareness of the sexism that women experience on a daily basis.

Tracey said: ‘It was completely unexpected and a complete shock to get a message like that, but also just the nerve of the guy to turn around and say that.

‘I’m assuming he was selling his hot tub as the first text was along the lines of “alright mate, when’s a good time to drop the hot tub off?” – it was just a completely normal text.

‘As a joke I texted him back and was like “wrong number, but you can send around the hot tub anyway if you want”, and that’s when it started to get a little bit creepy.

When she didn't reply straight away, the man apologised and said it was just a 'compliment' as he thought she was 'gorgeous' - but Tracey quickly told him he was being 'creepy' before posting his texts on Twitter (above), where she declared it was 'not OK'

When she didn’t reply straight away, the man apologised and said it was just a ‘compliment’ as he thought she was ‘gorgeous’ – but Tracey quickly told him he was being ‘creepy’ before posting his texts on Twitter (above), where she declared it was ‘not OK’

‘I half expected him to reply and say “oh, sorry about that” and just have a bit of a giggle about it, which is fair enough.

‘I didn’t expect to have a response like that, but in hindsight I wonder if it was crosswires but no my take on it was that it was a joke, but he turned it into something ever so slightly different.’

The voiceover artist had coincidentally received unsolicited messages on Instagram too last month, but believes this incident to be a ‘one off’ and that the guy genuinely had the wrong number.

Tracey said: ‘Normally when I get unsolicited calls or texts I play with them and string the insurance scammers along, because if you wind them up they tend not to phone you back.

The 'shocked' mother-of-one (pictured) began to wonder if 'she had come on to him' - but her husband quickly told her that it was a clear joke on her part

The ‘shocked’ mother-of-one (pictured) began to wonder if ‘she had come on to him’ – but her husband quickly told her that it was a clear joke on her part

‘I thought maybe if he ever does text back and I’m in a better mood, I might just wind the guy up and give him a taste of his own medicine.

‘I don’t know if I started overthinking and thinking “did I come onto him?”, and my husband was like “no you didn’t, anybody would say it was a joke, it was clear it was a joke”.

‘You can’t help yourself because I think women face it all the time – we’re always being second guessed “are you sure you didn’t lead him on?” and things like that.

‘I tweeted because I just wanted to show people that it can happen to absolutely anyone, for no reason at all, and to raise awareness that these things happen to women on quite a regular basis.’ 

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