This evening I perused the Daily Mail website’s ‘sidebar of shame’. There were the usual stories: Miley Cyrus is getting married for the ‘promise’, not the presents. I predict they last three months. Some celebrities dared to wear bikinis – an outrageous show of flesh which opened them up to a torrent of abuse from whichever bitter beast was sat behind the newspaper’s keyboard that night. And Imogen Thomas, who is famous for reasons I will never understand, is expecting a baby. Her mother guessed she was pregnant when ‘she cried at a christening’. Although, and this is a direct quote, she ‘was very drunk on gin at the time, which always makes her emotional’.
I’m not going to lie. My faith in the human race wavered at this point.
But then I saw this. And I thought: “Maybe the human race isn’t so bad. Yes, they get blotto on gin BEFORE an infant’s christening (no judgement) – an incident made worse by their ridiculously relaxed attitude towards contraception. But if they are capable of this, then there must still be some goodness left in the world.”
No need to thank me.