“Where did you get my number?” – Lady loses job opportunity after rudely replying to company message sent to her.

A lady called Mary is trending on social messaging platform Twitter for rudely replying a message sent her on Whatsapp concerning a job she had applied for.

Mary was so quick to question how the person got her contact and described the act as ‘nonsense’ only for her to later realize she was been reached out by the manager of the company she has applied for employment.

Per the conversation shared on social media, Mary first questioned Emmanuel (the manager) when he sent her a simple ‘hi.’ She asked where the man got her number from.

Emmanuel then replied by saying: “Calm down and hear me out.”

Mary who was out of courtesy replied sharply by saying: “What nonsense, don’t tell me to calm down. Who is this.”

Thereafter, she realized she was been reached out by the company she has applied to for employment after Emmanuel introduced himself properly but the chance has already been ruined.

Mary was told that she has lost the job opportunity because of her bad manners. She pleaded and begged for her indiscretion but the chance was far blown away.


This has been received with mixed reactions. While some blame the lady for been rude and exercising poor social media etiquette, others are accusing the manager (Emmanuel) for reaching out to Mary without first introducing himself.

Below are some of the divergent views:

Who uses whatsapp for something work related? What happened to ” Hello Mary good evening, I’m Sam and I’m texting you about your internship opportunity” ? Go straight to the point, her reaction is normal

— 白狼 ? (@jackhoudini__) November 26, 2020

I don’t know why a lot of people under this thread are trying to justify mediocrity.
People with poor “conversational skills” are the worst to have in any business; prospective clients reach out to a firm via any means. Behavior like this is a bad customer-client experience!

— Omo Ure ?? (@iam__temmyy) November 27, 2020

What happened to, “Hi Mary, I am so so and so…, from…., and….” Straight up mention who you are and what you need to inform her about, she also needed to feel comfortable with who she was chatting with from a strange number.

— Funmilayo (@feobaby1) November 26, 2020

I’m sorry but there’s no way I’m employing this character. She will bring that attitude into the team and ruin stuff.

— bassey (@ba55ey) November 26, 2020

First of all, this 100% didn’t happen. But the message there speaks on the act of being Humble cuz you can’t tell who your helper is.

And you people don’t have to use girls to stir this controversy all the time, guys do this too.

— Duke of Ibadan ?️ (@AsiwajuLerry) November 27, 2020

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