Someone called Stephen Painter wrote me an abusive email letter about my recent update re the wooden building. I don’t know this wanker but I’ll offer 10 to 1 his is a life of non-accomplishment.
He’s a classic keyboard warrior although keyboard coward is a more accurate description of these types.
This reminds me of an incident in Britain 3 or 4 years ago.
A popular footballer nearing retirement, like so many sportsmen, expressed a desire to box. As an aside this has always puzzled me but some examples of this passion include the splendid Jesse Ryder who sadly wasted his great batting talent, my favourite male tennis player Andy Murray who I’m glad never acted on this urge and England’s former cricket captain Andrew Flintoff who unfortunately did.
Anyway, our hero duly went into training and was fed easy undercard bouts in which he displayed no special talent. This drew an avalanche of sustained anonymous website abuse from the same source.
Noting this a computer ace offered to trace the culprit, which in due course he did. He turned out to be a sad Painter-like failure of a man, living in a Council flat and with a life of non-accomplishment under his belt.
So, accompanied by a bevy of journalists and television cameras our hero turned up at the address and knocked on the door. The Stephen Painter character opened it to find the footballer facing him and to the delight of the media, literally fell to his knees and grovelled apologies. This incident was heavily reported in the press and on television news, hopefully deterring other such Painter-like fleas.