It’s curious how, as I’m writing an entry about misunderstandings, I find that a friend’s latest post is on just that topic.A certain level of schadenfreude developed around this particular episode, the summation of which appeared here. Now I was not involved with this, but as time wore on I decided that I had some observations of merit to make.
If you read through the whole thread chronologically, which I recommend, you’ll notice that not much gets said apart from in the initial post, until I stick my oar in, at which post thunder! lightning! hailstones!
Well, I’m exaggerating but Boyhitsbus certainly wasn’t behind the door at recasting me in the role of miserable bastard, condescending fuck and up-myself local naysayer. I was completely stunned by his diametric reading of my post, completely stunned. To be honest, I suspect he’s someone who knows or knows of me in real life (perhaps from while I served on the board of NIMIC) and who thought one of the people I referred to or scenarios I described featured them.
I know who I meant and I doubt the people in question would ever bother their arses trying to anonymously big-up themselves on a local band’s message board.
Happily, as you can see from the thread, I switched off my PC after I finished reading and walked away. No stupid retorts, no indignant disclaimers, no I-must-have-the-huffy-last-word. This is a good thing.