The insidious shit-talker will employ a tactic whereby the auditor defames a subject, then high tails it fast as agoraphobic deer, before the mark has a chance to retort.
Mesch pulled a Dig and Dash on me, he said my shirt looked clean as a mop in a dump. More out of place than a mosque in Manhattan. Duller than a poet at a rodeo. Charming as a fly-trap in a bathroom. Then he bolted like he was a one-eared alley cat at a dogfight. And dammit I was JUST about to tell him his breath smelled like 3-day-old tadpoles in a sauna.