The last we knew, I had offended my friend Rainbow and made a new acquaintance and then disappeared into my life preoccupied with A(gni)d (whether I was trying to get away from him or I was trying to entice him by acting uninterested is still a question no one will let me answer! :().
If presented with the opportunity to do such a thing again today, I would like to make only one change. I would list some of the aphorisms I mentioned, like, Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative, Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative, Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow, Ambition is the last refuge of the failure, etc etc. This reminds me of Salver (or was it Salvor?!) Hardin from Asimov’s first foundation book, who was famous in later foundation books (particularly the second and the third) for his aphorisms. I think it was Hober Mallow who quotes him thus – Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent!
Rainbow was certainly not incompetent. After elaborate explanations of why my action was equivalent to stabbing him in his back, not that he minded it too much, I have done that a lot to him, and I can tell you that he usually enjoys it, because sometimes it ends up with breakfasts with really pretty girls (not on his bed though, and I know he is going to murder me for this comment if he ever read this blog, because sometimes those girls go on to be serious girlfriends of close friends!), but as I was saying, I agreed that the least I could do was to delete all my scraps. Going by my previous habits, I deleted all my scraps and all her scraps and then apologised for that and promptly disappeared. :)