I’m not grumpy all the time

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I was amused by a comment from a journalist I met at the PAC conference yesterday, who assured me he did not wish to sound offensive but suggested I was wittier, more charming and generally personable in reality than this blog would ever suggest possible.

I did not take offence.

I just pointed out that eight years of facing neoliberal comments has an impact on anyone's blogging style.

And I think most people would agree he's right. I'm really not grumpy all the time; just when I blog.