Year 2, week 5: ManTrap

So I was chatting through the BigMouth case with my friend Claire on Saturday evening and it caused a little disruption when she heard that TheVamp was also instructed in the same case. 

‘What?  The same woman who was prepared to sleep with you as part of a settlement deal?’

Being a simple -minded soul I did not spot this commenty-type question for what it was: a huge gaping ManTrap ready to strike.  I was soon to find out after I replied with,

‘Well, I wouldn’t want to put it in quite such crude terms.  And anyway, maybe she just used the settlement as an excuse.’ 

At which point the ManTrap closed around me and I spent the rest of the evening trying to escape its barbs in the form of sarcastic remarks about myself, men in general, their egos and now and again, their lack of scruples.  It was only tempered when I managed to get her back to being rude about TheBigFatTramp as she now calls her, a description which is far from accurate though not something I was in the mood by that point for challenging further.   Okay, so Claire doesn’t like TheVamp and to be fair it hasn’t been helped by TheVamp herself being utterly patronising every time they meet.  Comments such as ‘Oh, this is your little pupillage friend’ or ‘Oh, you’re the JustGoodFriendsClaire’ don’t seem to help.  It’s at times like those just as it was on Saturday night that I know that I am totally and utterly out of my depth.

I just hope they are never against each other in court. 

October 29, 2007 · Tim Kevan · 4 Comments
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4 Responses

  1. Peter Jameson - October 30, 2007

    “I just hope they are never against each other in court. ”
    Brillant – what a fabulous plot set-up!!!

  2. verity1981 - October 30, 2007

    Me thinks Claire would like to be more than just good friends! Can’t wait for the tussle between her and the Vamp!

  3. Anonymous - October 30, 2007

    My money’s on Claire to win !!!!

  4. Sarah - October 31, 2007

    I think TheVamp and Claire will soon be in the boxing ring