My husband and I have been fans of the series "Downton Abbey" since season one. I've always especially liked the character of Mr. Bates, played by actor Brendan Coyle. He make me have impure thoughts. This is why:
At least once per episode, I usually tell my husband, "I think he's attractive". I do this to annoy my husband and also because it's the truth. Brendan Coyle is the first person I followed on Twitter when I created my account. Yesterday I happened to be on Twitter when Mr. Coyle posted a tweet that referred to himself in the third person. I immediately thought of those old Saturday Night Live skits where they made fun of Bob Dole; "Bob Dole likes pizza". I thought I would reply with a funny comment. Things didn't turn out as I expected:
The horror! I swear this is the truth, but I had to google the word "eejit" to make sure it meant idiot. I was hopeful there might be a kinder, gentler slang meaning that I wasn't aware of. Nope. The explanation I found was: "Irish and Scottish form of idiot". Wonderful. Not only have I offended my TV boyfriend, he thinks I'm a dick. I quickly replied back:
So hopefully I smoothed things over with Mr. Coyle and he won't block me from following him. I made good on my promise and donated to the Hospice fundraiser that he mentions. But then I got this email alert:
Awesome. My credit card is probably frozen now. You know that saying, "No good deed goes unpunished?" This may be an example. I don't mind though. I know that any Hospice organization anywhere in the world is a worthy charity, so if I have to suffer a minor inconvenience to help dying people live comfortably in their final days, I'm OK with that.
UPDATE: There are two more updates to this story which you can read here:
I'm the worst kind of asshole-- I think I'm funny.
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