You can talk about money without ever having to make any. When you get drunk, you can tell everyone that you are researching the law of diminishing marginal utility. You can’t be wrong; only subject to an unexpected asymmetric shock. “How much did you get for them?” I asked excitedly. “One hundred and fifty rand each.” “Who bought them?” “I did!” Before my son could start going on job interviews, he needed to dress the part. That, he decided, required a R5 000 suit.
“What!?” I answered, gagging at the price tag. “I’ve bought cars for R5 000!”
“That’s why I want the R5 000 suit,” he said. “So I don’t have to drive R5 000 cars.”