Mark A. Kellner

Online Content Editor

​The Quality of Mercy

A young businesswoman recently did a very dumb thing, sending a Twitter message—or “tweet,” as they’re called—that was exponentially removed from good taste, decorum, or common sense. She did this before flying from London to South Africa.

Because she held a reasonably high-level communication job for a public company, someone saw the “tweet,” and made an issue of it online. By the time the young adult landed, she was not only out of work but also globally shamed.

Well, you might say, people shouldn’t do stupid things in public forums, or else they should be ready to suffer the consequences. And you would be right.

I have no way …

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