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Leave the Bastards Behind by Richard Maun

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Let’s face it, life’s a bitch sometimes. Complete with sixinch stilettos, smudged red lipstick and the sort of wild tangled hair that would frighten a mongoose. Dealing with the bitch can mean doing things we dislike, such as paying our taxes or being nice to a big customer who is slow in paying his debts.

A business chum of mine was refused payment by a swine who sold a car on his behalf and then claimed he had no money. Having given him time to pay up, my chum eventually decided to overcome this little hurdle and drove round to his house, armed with a steel-bumpered 4x4. He calmly asked for his cash, but the swine claimed mercy and said ...

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