Backstory: I do a semi specific task with a system within my medium size company. My job is this task, but I am branching out. Before me, there were a handful of others doing what I did part time (which is not good practice for the most part). When I was hired, it took away those people's access and I am the only one in the company that does that job now.
The incident: One of the past super users (who hasn't needed his elevated abilities in 4-5 months) requested his abilities back. I refused and he came to my desk. The conversation was very spirited, and he mentioned being the controller of the system that cuts paychecks. He also mentioned being one of people who pushed for my position, although I know he/his department did not put in the request.
The Boss: My co-worked told me to document the issue. My boss saw I was frazzled so I told him what happened, not mentioning the money part (at first). He said he didn't have a strong enough grasp on the system, but from my approach I was in the right. My boss is awesome, and even if I was in the wrong and he told me off, I would still think so
The Question: When I told my boss about the money conversation, he said it was an "Orange Comment". I took that as "This could be misunderstood, or something serious, its too early to know". From what I have explained, is that what "Orange Comment" could mean?
Also, the mention of money (when this person had no control over what/when I am paid) rubbed me the wrong way. Am I being overly sensitive?