Ant estate agents
Sunday, 26 April 2009
That is what I have written about for the Observer this week. Ant estate agents. I thought it would make a change from writing stern serious things about adoption laws and anti-feminist historians. What I find amazing is that even when I write about ANT ESTATE AGENTS, people on the Guardian website find reasons to write nasty comments underneath it. I swear, there is a weird agenda on that website. I grip on to my increasingly tenuous confidence that readers of the actual folding-papery Observer are broadly nicer / smarter / more liberal than readers of some other papers, which is why I want to write for them. (And also because I think their opinions will be, broadly, more like mine than those of other papers’ readers.) But some of those who post on the website can do bad things to your faith in human nature. They’ll find the tiniest, most irrelevant reasons to be nasty. I mean, ANT ESTATE AGENTS, for crying out loud.