So morbid irony exists indeed, because attention isn't expensive as much as it can be very vicious and cruel. If only I could be right about fretting over things 'probably not worth all that trouble', because things have taken a very nasty turn and are troubling me more than ever. Never would I have expected to find a friend caught in the midst of a virtual witch-hunt, possibly by people who are clamouring for free phones that TNP gives away for news scoops. It was utterly disgusting when I followed the forum threads, there's even a fella who is trying to hack into his email account. Clearly, taking the piss too far is not a clever thing to do in the blogosphere, but knowing the person that he is, I am truly saddened and sorry when I heard that strain in his usually chirpy voice. A lesson to each and every one of us with our little soapboxes in this very public domain, I suppose.
But I try to take care
and be gentle to them.
Words and eggs must be handled with care.
Once broken they are impossible
things to repair.