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A mum who received a text from a wrong number branded a hot tub delivery man "creepy" after he asked if she wanted to jump in the water with him.
Girl Guide leader and mum-of-one Tracey Binnie received a text "out of the blue" from a stranger asking where he could drop off a hot tub.
He quickly followed up the text saying he had got the wrong number and apologised but Tracey, 40, made a joke of the situation.
She text the man suggesting he could still "bring the hot tub round if he wanted" and the man took the invitation and invited himself around for a dip.
Failing to see the funny side, Tracey told the man he was "creepy" and went as far as to post the messages on Twitter.
The hot tub man apologised in the texts and told Tracey it was meant as a compliment but she was still dumbfounded.
Tracey even said she began to wonder if she had "come on to him" but her husband told her it was a clear joke on her part and the man took it too far.
She told the Daily Record: "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.
"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."
She went on: "I didn't expect to have a response like that, but in hindsight, I wonder if it was cross wires but no my take on it was that it was a joke, but he turned it into something ever so slightly different."
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Last month, the mum 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.
"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."
She added: "I don't know if I started overthinking and thinking 'did I come onto him?', and my husband was like 'no you blimmin' 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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