I am not wealthy or well-connected nor am I powerful. Like millions of us, I'm an ordinary English yeoman who labours daily, respects the law, strives not just to avoid evil but to do good and take my social and democratic responsibilities seriously. There is scant reward on Earth, one may think, for us - but this is not quite the case.
Richard North is absolutely spot on. With a hot bath running, a clean ironed shirt and linen to don, the benison of freshly-brewed coffee and the first cigarette of the day at my side, I am fortunate indeed compared to Strauss-Kahn, who right now is lying sweating, unbathed and itchily awake in his piss-stinking Rikers Island cell fearful of the clashing noise, the flourescent glare of the always-on lights and the threats and shouts, screams and sobs of his fellow prisoners.
Lord help me, but the knowledge that one of 'them' is getting his comeuppance fills me with cheer.