I decided to remove a contact from my circles and somehow from my chat list. I didn't wish to block this person. I just wanted their name to be gone because we have a history and "out of sight, out of mind" was looking good.
I removed this person, and the next morning when I signed into my Gmail, I had an invitation from this person that said "_____ would like to be able to chat with you. Do you accept?" I hit yes. And now this person is on my list again.
My question is: did this person actually send me a chat invitation? Is it possible that I was removed from their list because they were removed from mine? Is it possible to get an automatic invite because we've chatted previously?
I asked this person if they sent me a chat invite, and they denied it. But they could be lying. So I'm trying to make sense of this.