“I envy Trump,” sighs W, a senior Onc (see Immortality Club, 8-2-2018, typakmusings.com).
“I thought you despised him,” perks up K, a junior Onc and a Trump supporter.
“That hasn’t changed but I envy all the attention he is getting.”
“But it’s negative attention, the kind that demoralizes and destroys you. It’s like getting dunked in a vat of Clorax, blistering, corrosive. If I got even a scintilla of the kind of criticism he gets all the time from the media and their Pavlovian dogs, I would be a goner by now.”
“No, attention of any kind is better than no attention, which is what we get at our age, no mail, no phone call, no email, a worse toxin. You are submerged and don’t even rise to the surface to take a breath, as when you get dunked in the other vat. Attention is nutrition that refreshes and recharges you.”