All of which resulted in the following text message exchange:
Joe: @ the gate, u up?
me: am up, fly safe
Joe: k stay safe from buddy <3
Yes, stay safe from Buddy. Wait, who is Buddy? Whose buddy? Should I know who Buddy is? Why do I need to stay safe from him?
This sets me off on a muddled line of thinking as I try to wake up. Oh no, Joe's already on his flight, he's totally going to crash and die and I'll never know who Buddy is. But now I'll spend the rest of my life looking over my shoulder, scared to death of some dude named Buddy who totally wants to do me harm!
Once Joe's flight landed safely, I was able to get some clarification.
me: who's "buddy"?
me: it was in response to me saying i was awake
"K stay safe from buddy <3"
me: well now i don't feel so bad for not knowing.
Joe: I see it but don't remember typing that
oh, wait - was supposed to be puddy
Mystery solved. Damn auto-correct. He was just making a funny about the evil cats residing in the house and I'm running around afraid of guys named Buddy.
So I'm totally running amok the next couple of days! Party at my place tonight for anyone that