A HR recruiter of a company(US based) DM-ed me on LinkedIn saying that he liked my profile & wanted to offer me a job. The job is in a field relevant to me. I am happy at my current job.
I Googled the company. It looked like a small to medium company. I replied back thanking him for taking the time out to go through my profile & showing interest in me. I then bluntly asked him about the salary package he would be offering so as to not waste each others time if the package is lower/same as my present job. But he replied "tree fiddy". That's it. At first I though he made a typo, so I waited for him to respond. But he didn't.
I didn't understand what "tree fiddy" meant so googled it. It's a phrase from South Park(TV show), which I haven't seen. Upon searching further, I found that it means "Three Fifty" ($3.50). Some guy asks for "tree fiddy" ie $3.50 in a scene in South Park.
Did he make a joke about $3.50 being the salary package he's offering. I still don't get what the recruiter meant in my situation.
What did the recruiter mean when he said "tree fiddy" to my salary package inquiry. How should I reply to this situation?