'Are you a gentle and good person?' asked my correspondent. The reply was unequivocal:
'Sometimes I'm gentle and sometimes I'm not. I try to be a good person but I fail frequently. I'm inclined to say that I define imperfection, but that would seem unforgivably self-important. So the short answer to your question is: I've no idea.'
I haven't heard back yet. Some people just can't handle straight talking.