I have a friend I have known since I was a kid. We recently reconnected on facebook and have had fun chatting and playing Words With Friends. He gets flirtatious once in awhile , but I don't think anything of it. I see him as an older brother. In the past year or so he has been asking to talk on the phone instead of chatting in email or on WWF. I have explained to him many times that I don't care for chatting on the phone. Today though, I feel he really crossed a line.
We were chatting in the WWF chat and playing the game when he made a joke about something (what it was is not important to the story). I replied back something like , "lol I'll take your word for it
". He then replied , " You haven't a choice in the matter. You are a HERMIT who RARELY goes out or calls anyone let alone friends or me. I'm the one who enjoys life in every meaning of the word, who explores the outer world and travels about freely...makes calls and LOVES PEOPLE. So you see my dear friend ,your voice and opinion is moot til you step up and join the rest of us on earth.
" "dear". yes he used a smiley face and called me 'dear'.
I replied "lol I am not a hermit , I go out quite a bit. I just simply do not enjoy talking on the phone." "And I enjoy life very much."
He replied ," You should really talk to someone . You need to seek help for that phobia of yours. It's not right/ It makes you out to be antisocial my friend"
I replied " I don't have a phobia " He then replied " Your behavior says something else. " I replied " well you are entitled to your opinion" . He replied " I don't know what else to say except weird attracts weird , like peanut butter and jelly , milk and cookies. I think it's weird not to talk on the phone" I replied ok.
Do you think he was out of line and/or insulting or am I being sensitive? I think I followed proper etiquette in my responses. I am not sure how I feel about even talking to him again at this point .