I posted the Proust-lover‘s profile on reddit and he messaged me to say that he had seen it! I felt horrible. The internet makes it too easy to be mean to people, which is genuinely something I try to avoid. Even though I can be difficult and judgmental, I do try to do good. I offered to paypal him $15 for a good glass of whiskey.

Anyway, he actually was a really, really good sport, clearly a class act, and not at all nasty about it.

Maybe it’s because he really doesn’t care about anything other than Proust, including his own ego.