So, he paid party membership fees for decades, then when he needed help, they paid for counselling. What a revelation, Hannah! All that training is paying-off.
After a TIA (mini-stroke) the day before my 60th birthday, ten years ago, I started telling colleagues to f**k off. They were all bullies who deserved it so they used the University’s anti-bullying regulations to have me disciplined. Once I reminded them I’d just had a TIA, they sent me to a nice woman in HR who taught me to anchor calm feelings to a knuckle.
It worked. Any time anyone pissed me off, I planted the knuckle firmly into their face. I didn’t. I pressed it and calmed down. It worked. After that, in meetings when colleagues sensed my dander rising, they’d reach across and press it for me. One, older, lonely, woman did it quite a lot so I punched her in the face. I didn’t.
I hadn’t paid the university any fees but still got the therapy free. I’d only worked for them for 37 years. Looking back that should have been investigated.
Today, the Herald headlines a man who texted a 16 year-old boy. Don’t 16 year-old boys specialise in telling everyone, even their mums, to f**k off?
To be fair, I seem to remember the press headlining the serial paedophile, Cyril Smith and at least some of the local press in England did headline two Tory mayors who actually raped children.
Excuse me while I press my knuckle.