…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
In order to save her (X) any further embarrassment, I shall refrain from publishing the name of a young woman, thought to have been murdered on Tuesday, the 15th May this year in Alice Springs. The Centralian Advocate of 18th May had no such compunctions; in the circumstances, perhaps understandably. The woman (Y) found dead in a house on Lovegrove Drive shared the same name as the one (X) not dead. The name of the victim “somehow” ended up via Northern Territory News on the Facebook and elsewhere, resulting in a flurry of messages to X from her friends and acquaintances.
Ms X said, “I had at least fifteen phone calls straight away.”
One wonders what is the etiquette in such circumstances –
‘are they treating you right, dear?’, ‘not too hot down there?’ ,’ when you have time, could you find an address for …’ or ‘see you soon’?
In any case, the Facebook shares ought to boom.