Well, I for one am glad that you have kissed and made up. We have
learned something about beauraucracy and will all be the better for
it. This medium is all about communication. I experienced a similar
misunderstanding a year or so ago when someone responded to a posting
of mine with a request to unsubscribe. I answered with a protest that
it wasn't me. The result was a P.G. Wodehouse mixup with hate mail
and recriminations. I think that the answer is pick up the phone.
Most of us still have them.