How to catch a scheming Ogre.
1. Promise him the sun, moon and stars
2. Don’t give him a straight answer just imply you will do everything he requests.
3. Never mention money,
4. Always smile and sympathise – even if you think he is the world’s best twat.
5. Minions (mine is called Ellie) come in handy for not only carrying out soon to be forgotten promises but also for taking the blame.