An Apology to Mikey
@mikeybaer is one of my favourite Twitter people, a fine man I both admire and respect. It has just been pointed out to me that I might have unwittingly insulted him a few nights ago.
Just before the Paralympics Closing Ceremony, my Timeline featured four consecutive tweets (none of them from Mikey, and two of them RTs) that more or less ordered people not to make fun of anything during the ceremony, on pain of being unfollowed.
Now “making fun of things” is what I do, but my response, a general one (I thought) to no-one in particular, was idiotically over-belligerent, possibly due to cheap gin, but more likely to my own hubris.
Apparently, Mikey had posted a similar tweet to those I was attacking, and he may have taken my rant as a personal insult. Had I seen his tweet, I would have ameliorated my response considerably, for I’m not in the business of insulting friends. I wouldn’t have changed my point of view, but I would have made my point far more politely and with humour.
So I’m sorry if I hurt you, Mikey. I apologise for being crass and stupid. I love and respect you immensely.
I didn’t even watch the ceremony in the end. Such is life.