Word reaches me that Newsnight stalwart and politician's scourge, Jeremy Paxman (for it is he), was happily minding his own business upon exiting the tube a few days back when he was suddenly accosted by a rather irate man who began shouting at him about the BBC's recent controversial decision not to air the DEC appeal.
Unwilling to been seen fleeing the scene but increasingly uncomfortable at the number of people now staring at him as this stranger aired his grievance, all Paxo could think to do was turn around and plead his innocence. "It was nothing to do with me," he meekly remonstrated, but to no avail.
Indeed, so harsh was the attack and so valiantly did Paxo take one on the chin for Auntie that he was approached at the top of the escalator by a sympathetic soul who rounded off the unusual journey with these choice words: "I'm not your biggest fan but even I felt sorry for you."
Seems old Jezza can take it as well as give it.