|Happy endings when I say so|
Other times, though, the big guys are implacable - and patient.
Amid calls for "happy endings", it seems our champion has taken up the can-kicking challenge once more, and given the Greeks another toe-poke along the road. The next bit of wedge in return for the first of the big reforms: a simple formula.
And since the Greeks' calendar of repayment dates is a lot longer than the list of reforms, we can see where this one might be going.
That's the trouble with the EC types: they just don't go away, and they reckon history is on their side. They may be as wrong about that as the Soviets were: but Tsipras won't be able to hold his breath long enough to find out.
Happy ending? We may have to wait a bit to find out. Ah, but can she kick the can out beyond 2017 ..?