Saturday, January 7, 2012

Swimming with loan sharks

'Where's my fuckin' money, Michael?'

'I ... I don't have it, Mr Doyle. I'm sorry ... things haven't worked out as I hoped.'

'I don't give a shite how things have worked out, Michael. I want my one thousand euro back.'

'But I only lent five hundred!'

'At twenty percent interest per week. It's been four weeks.'

'But one thousand euro! That's, that's ...'

'That's capitalism. I provided you with a service, Michael. You needed a loan, I gave you one. You knew the terms.'

'I need more time.'

'Two weeks. Same rate of interest. And next time ... '

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rob - Most definitely the human sharks are at least as dangerous as the other kind. Thanks as ever for a well-written Drabble. I can well imagine what "next time..." will mean...