Well yesterday was a fun news cycle, wasn't it? What with Nadine Dorries deciding that young girls (only ever girls, apparently) are sexually abused because they just don't know how to say 'no'. *mouthretch*
And, it seems, that DSK appears to have past form but has been pandered to for years. One complainant's mother persuaded her not to press charges because DSK was a friend of the family and an important figure in French politics. *double mouth retch*
A triggery day indeed.
So my twitter feed was mainly full of Dorries rage as I bashed out retweet after retweet about the first story. I was feeling angry and heartsick and a little like I was turning into a cartoon screaming harpy.
Then I saw a tweet from the hugely talented Graham Linehan about the DSK story and I replied with a link to the Guardian piece (linked above) which he retweeted with outraged capslock.
I woke this morning to two replies from @Glinner:
To which @Glinner replied saying, "Yes but I wouldn't yell at someone in a pub either..."
At which point my heart sank. I'm so sorry, Graham. In the unlikely event that you ever read this I want to say that you seem like a thoroughly thoughtful and civilised person. I never thought you were shouting at me (despite the way I phrased it) and I'm sorry if yet another conversation with a random on Twitter has left you feeling a bit deflated with the state of the human race. Please never, ever, ever stop showing your outrage at outrageous things. And keep making the splendid telly.