Ian O'Doherty: Okay, enough with the fan mail
One of the main problems with writing a column that's adored by so many people is having to wade through the fan mail that arrives to the Indo.
But sometimes this extra effort is worth it when a piece of fan mail comes in from someone who has been genuinely moved by the profound pearls of wisdom to be found in ISpy.
And one superfan, Eoin Fitzpatrick, was gushing in what he wrote: "Could you PLEASE stop writing for the Independent? I like the newspaper but every day I've to look at your grumpy fat head in your stupid column that no one likes. And aren't you a little old to be wearing Converse sneakers?