'To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved" is one of the many aphorisms attributed to Pablo Picasso.
He had better sayings. Sometimes people make it seem very easy.
In fairness, hate may be overstating the response to Edinburgh Airport's bemusing decision to cover up a nude by the Spanish painter in its international arrivals hall, for fear of upsetting passengers. But the airport's managers certainly won't be winning any prizes for diplomacy or timing.
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