While I was tearfully dealing with the emails and calls outside the supermarket, a young man approached me, offered to park my car and even get me a coffee.
He could see I was having a tough time — and yes, my looks had helped me out again.
God forbid that he was just a nice person who tries to help people in obvious distress, eh?
I'm starting to side with Malcolm very strongly. She can't be for real, surely.
Yeah, she's definitely taking the piss. "Whilst I was tearfully dealing with my e-mails and calls outside the supermarket"? If this is for real, I can only surmise that some kind soul saw the sight of a woman attempting to answer e-mails on her Blackberry and park her car at the same time, and stepped in to prevent other cars getting scraped. But more likely this is bullshit.
And yeah, nice reinforcement of archaic gender stereotypes there. Bullshit or not, this is all pretty poor. Oh thank you kind soul for offering to park my car, for I am but a feeble woman and cannot manage this challenging task for myself (cue eyelash flutter). I know about knitting, and kittens...
EDIT: It's worth noting that comments (nasty or otherwise) were appearing exceptionally quickly yesterday on what purported to be a moderated thread, which suggests to me that Malcolm is right, and I would even suggest that this was all carefully orchestrated. Does the DM's comment moderating team usually keep on top of moderated stories with comments flying in by the thousand? Normally it takes them up to an hour to approve just a few comments on a Littlejohn article.