4 September 2009
To: Faron Hall
Re: Life Saving Attempt Number 3
Faron. Buddy. I see that you've been at it yet again. This time jumping into the murky river in an attempt to save TWO people from drowning. I, too, feel bad that one of them didn't make it.
You know, for decades we've had this ying and yang relationship going on. You wanted to be left alone and we happily obliged by completely ignoring you. Well, aside from the snide remarks of some passers-by and surely being the butt of the odd 'drunken injin' joke.
That relationship got skewed the first time you saved someone's life.
The blogging community, including myself, blogged about it. The mayor had probably as many press conferences for you as he has had for the $500m rapid transit scheme. You got Goldeye season tickets and a nifty jacket. Suburbanite newspaper columnists tracked you down like a stray dog, praised you and shat on you at the same time. The national media was abuzz.
Now that you've gone and done it again, well, you're just making the rest of us look bad.
Risking one's life in an attempt to save another is pretty much a sacred act. Most countries reserve their highest honours - whether in peacetime or war - to recognize it. You can't just be going around willy-nilly doing this. You're rewriting this relationship again.
I'm not sure what exacly we can do this time ? You could really ask anything of us yet you seem to have all you want. We can probably get you tickets for next year's Goldeyes season ? We don't have a comic book aboriginal superhero, that I know of, maybe you can hang out with Captain Canuck for a while ?
I'm sure you'll let us know what we can do, if anything.
But seriosly, cut out this superhero stuff for a while.