Well, Mr Sharpe has been competing strongly in the weblog stakes, which his uber geeky series of weblog posts. Sitting outside a council meeting, reporting (almost) live action reports to the world, eh? That’s even more sad than I am.
But this weblog appears to be gaining in readership, as yet another senior member of the Student Union came to me last night to say that he’d stumbled across it, and wanted to talk further about some of the issues raised. Others approached me, wanting to know when I was going to publicly comment on what went on last night. There’s so many things that I want to talk (perhaps rant) about, that I’m going to take it slowly, and address one issue at a time.
On the issue of ranting, I’m glad to say that as my experience of union matters increases, I get significantly less worked up about the whole thing. I felt sorry for another observer at the council meeting, who lost his rag (more on which sometime later); I was less personally involved, and still getting irate. But it only took me a few minutes afterwards for the sheer anger of the situation to pass, which is encouraging – previous incidents have taken days for me to calm down. So in my newly discovered state of calm, I had an unusual experience – listening to someone else ranting to me for hours on end. But I know how it feels, and how important it is that someone will listen to you, so I didn’t mind.