I am feeling increasingly isolated from society, in large part because of its twin obsession with sexuality and political correctness, and I am sick of watching films in which Englishmen burst into tears and we are all supposed to be moved.
Please, oh please, society, stop making films in which the English weep. The English have been weeping since the death of Princess Diana (or the films of Mike Leigh) , and it is no longer moving. It is just embarrassing.
Thank heavens I still know the proper, emotionally continent, stiff-upper-lip kind of Englishman admired by Continentals. Even if he hasn't acknowledged my last letter, the young wretch.