Aw c’mon, said Joe. Ye’ve got to be kidding me, it was years ago. We had a deal. Ye never said anything at the time.
Yeah but Joe that’s just it: I never did say anything. You’ve just assumed something. I never promised anything.
Joe shook his head:
But Ian, ye just, I mean I just… it was all accepted.
But it wasn’t Joe. I accepted nothing. You owe me: I want it back.
Joe turned away. It had been a done deal. He couldn’t even remember how much it was. And now when times were bad, times were bad…