A woman in China is currently facing trial after causing the death of a 42 year old shopkeeper. Apparently they were arguing because she had parked her bike outside his shop and he objected; a heated argument ensued during which she clutched hold of his testicles and squeezed so hard that his body went into shock and he died.
I can think of more pleasant ways of passing on. As a bloke I have a fair understanding just how much pain he must have been in, even an accidental kick in the jewels can be staggeringly painful, he probably wanted to die to get away from the agony.
Normally I have a reasonable tolerance of pain; I remember carving through my thumb with a Stanley knife and simply wrapping it up in a tea towel and driving myself to casualty however it was a different story when I had a bout of kidney stone pain a few years ago!
Asda is not the place to have acute kidney stone pain, believe me, suddenly the trolley became a makeshift Zimmer frame as I barely hobbled to the check out, anyone who has suffered kidney stone pain knows that the pain comes in waves, when the stone actually moves around, well it eased up and I made it home.
An hour later, after a nice cup of tea it came back and I quite literally tried to climb the wall, the missus thought I was being over dramatic and I had to scream at her to call an ambulance, they turned up shortly after and thankfully the pain had eased up.
I spent a night in hospital, peed the stone out and that was that. Giving birth must be a walk in the park compared to the pain of a kidney stone, my reasoning being that I would never want that pain again but there are loads of ladies with more than one child!
The tolerance of pain both physical and mental is subjective; some cope others don’t, we see similar reactions from directors when they have company tax problems and a HMRC Winding up Petition.
Some people see a winding up petition as a way of ‘getting rid’ of a company with debt problems and are happy to see the demise of it, this is a dangerous game to play though, no one wants an extended interview under oath with the Official Receivers Office.
Others see company tax problems, and usually other creditor pressure, as an opportunity to sort out the business with a Company Voluntary Arrangement; don’t keep putting yourself through the pain of debt, talk to TaxGone about a Company Voluntary Arrangement and hang onto your jewels!