Still many questions unanswered. wrote:
Why did he do it? wrote:
First time I met Frank (4 years ago), he managed to weave into our first conversation a humble-brag about how he was a champion marathon runner in his age group. My response? A facsimile of Roderick Powell's compliment that kicked off this thread. "Wow, that's amazing! Kudos for you!" I said, or words to that effect ...
... exactly the same kind of ego-stroking that's been falsely feathered upon Frank for 10+ years, every time he casually mentioned his "accomplishments."
Think you hit the nail on the head there, it was all about the humble-brag.
Now the how and who was involved in the aiding and abetting?
As a geezer who is somewhat computer-challenged, I don't know how to do this, but could one of you geniuses concoct an Imgur pic of FM with a caption as something like a dictionary definition of "Humble-Brag?" (Also would like to know how to embed pic's in a post.)