02 April 2006

Being Talked About

The Fifty of us got an abusive email today from someone signing themselves - well actually I won't put their (presumably) made-up name on here. The fact they chose to send it on All Fools Day is curious also. If it was meant as a joke, which I doubt, it was far from side-splitting. It's disconcerting. We're all of us adults but some are younger than others, and it would be understandable if the abuse, dismissible as it is as crudely puerile, had some effect on their confidence, however temporary. I sincerely hope not and if any of you lot are reading this, keep the faith and don't let it get to you. As the man says, there's only one thing worse than being talked about...

A fun moment from today - cradling Buzz I opened the sitting room window to let in some of the nice spring air, and was immediately hit by an enormous ROAR, the sound of the Arsenal crowd acclaiming Thierry Henry's 46th minute goal. It was a peach, too - saw it on Match of the Day this evening.

5 comments:

spindleshanks said...

crikey - hate mail! am now intrigued and of course want to read it. please don't say you just deleted it straight away..we could do guess the grammar to try and work out who it was.
aahh spring. and haven't arsenal put on a late sprint to the finish. about bally time.

spindleshanks said...

hasn't of course. hasn't. must remember to get my singular tenses right if ever i send you hate mail or you'll guess immediately

sbs said...

You were right first time. I guess in Oz they use the singular for a team, like they do in the States. It's the convention to use the plural over here. As in, have Chelsea lost the plot?
As for the mail, well I'll forward it but don't expect a masteriece of vitriol, it's quite pathetic really.

Glyn said...

equally intrigued... how did they get all of your emails to accomplish this though?

sbs said...

I know. That's actually the weird part, that this person got access. Or has access as part of their job? Or maybe it's one of us... It's not me, honest injun!