image: Luxembourg

There’s a condition on the sale of a property a friend is trying to buy, I gather. The owner must give a healthy pig to the local lord of the manor once a year. The problem starts because the local lord lives in Shanghai. The problem got out of hand when he became an astronaut. He’s soon to fly to the Chinese space station for a year.

There’s an argument over who pays for the delivery of the pig this time. The resolution is that my friends have to email a drawing of a pig at the relevant time, and give a healthy pig to the local Oxfam. The delay was because their solicitor wanted to find a way to resolve the problem that involved sending the pig in flight, mostly because he has a warped sense of humour.