“That’s an understatement.”
“He rang you?”
“Said he’d dig up the dirt.”
“Who’d listen to him, only a go between. I wouldn’t worry.”
“What’s happening at your end?”
“It’s not pretty. ”
“Bet there’s a few running for cover.”
“No one’s making eye contact, if you know what I mean.”
“Nothing. We put a muzzle on it. Keep your head down and your mouth shut. It’ll blow over.”
“They’ve no teeth. Just say nothin.”
“But the media…”
“Like I said, head down, mouth shut. Their hands are tied.”
“Who tied them?”
“That’d be telling!”
“Jeez you’re a fair man!”
“No flies on me, and if there are, they’re paying rent.”
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