They called him names. And often, they were unsavory. But he didn’t seem to mind. I can still remember the sunny, refreshing smile he would greet me with every time we arrived for classes.
Brain dumping is something most writers do. Some make it a part of their daily routines. Others do it when there's so much going on and they need to unload various unrelated thoughts. For others, it's akin to an hors d'oeuvre, a prelude to the primary creative activity for the day.