When someone uses the past tense, it means they’re talking about something that previously happened and is already finished. That’s why this text message is so cringe-worthy. When the OP received a text message from a random number, they decided to play around and send a photo of Venom, with a creepy smile, with perfect teeth. Truthfully, if you’re searching for a job and receive a text or call from a random number, it’s always a good idea to be professional. You never know who it could be. Jonathan learned an important lesson about playing around with random numbers when his potential job offer spoke to him in the past tense. They were looking for him but saw his true colors. At least it was one of those moments that didn’t happen in person, and he had the chance to hide from the cringe behind his phone screen (via Excellent Town).