I think everyone has a story where someone they know receives their comeuppance and think smugly "Ha ha, got the bastard"....well, here's my story - it may be a little long but I have to set the scene..... My brother-in-law is a Neanderthal and a bully - he has been married to G*** for nearly 40 years and frequently made her life a misery with his petty arguments and general shitty attitude. He is an artisan, ask him to build something and he will majik something up far superior to what you wanted originally, but normally speaks in monosyllables or grunts and treats G*** like shit. Doesn't like me 'cos every since he's known me I've been into IT and therefore not a REAL man and below contempt. Over the last couple of years he's had difficulty talking (not that he spoke much anyway) due to nodules appearing on his vocal chords and these have been shaved off when they became too large. However, the ops have ceased because each op further damages the chords. Prior to Christmas he lost his voice again and after a series of exploratory examinations the docs found a lump behind his breastbone which was malignant. He had to undergo chemo over a 4 day period which left him "shattered" and so he took great advantage of this and "malingered". He actually showed Mrs Dave his legs and complained he'd lost so much weight that his legs were like matchsticks and he consequently couldn't walk more than a couple of steps and so G*** waited on him hand and foot. Yesterday he had a meeting with his oncologist in Liverpool. Because of the inclement weather Mrs Dave asked sis if she wanted me to drive. "No, I don't want Dave and him in the same car 'cos Dave will go ballistic if he moans", so sis drove with hubby in the front seat and Mrs Dave in the back - so that she could get a wheelchair whilst G*** parked the car. Got to the hospital and Mrs Dave got the wheelchair. He moaned and groaned and grumbled because she couldn't get the chair close to the car and she had to support him over the short distance to the wheelchair. At the oncologist waiting area Mrs Dave & G*** could only park him up against a wall in a walkway - cue BIL pushing the chair into the walkway area and when told he was obstructing people said "Bugger them, I'm more important than they are". Cue Mrs Dave & G***s mouth dropping about 20 feet. When called into the oncologist office G*** told him to stay in the chair as the oncologist had to see the pathetic state of him. First words of oncologist "What the hell are you doing in a wheelchair - there's nothing wrong with you that affects you walking". After that BIL actually walked from the office, over the road to the car park and has worked his little socks off. G*** was rightly incandescent to find out he'd been playing up and treating her like a slave. Anyone else got any stories where Karma is realised??