I'm feeling a little sheepish about my extreme reaction to the shoe incident. Sure, I might have started noticing when a guy wears unpressed shirts, but at least, at least I still don't notice crab grass.
I thought about commenting on Tom's first post about his tragic decline, but in the end, I let the incident pass unremarked. Didn't want to get involved. But now I wonder ... could I have helped to prevent his further slide? Should I have called a blogger intervention?