Ian O'Doherty: It's not begrudgery – we just don't like it
I've interviewed Brendan O'Carroll on several occasions and he's always an interesting and spiky subject. For example, he once asked me if I knew a particular journalist who had just given his stage show a complete shellacking.
He insisted that he wasn't upset about the bad review – although he obviously was – but was furious when, the next day at the box office, he discovered an envelope with the reviewer's tickets still inside.
Maybe the hack did skip the show and slammed it anyway, which is unethical, unfair and stupid. On the other hand, the reviewer could have simply gone to the show with another hack and didn't need to pick up his own tickets.