MAMPARA OF THE WEEK

Jo­hann Ru­pert

Sunday Times - - Opinion -

How you suf­fered, rich lit­tle rich boy!

Grow­ing up was very, very, very, VERY tough. Papa gave you lots of toys, but never quite enough. You once asked him to buy a place called Ger­many. But the old boy made you set­tle for Italy. Then you wanted a lit­tle French château. He told you to be happy with a man­sion in Bordeaux. There was also the ques­tion of a su­pery­acht. Papa said: that kind of small change I have not got. Papa grew his money from mak­ing peo­ple smoke. Now they want their money back, what a joke! Folks make nasty jokes about your hefty chin. But when you’re very rich, you never need be thin. You met a guy called Biko and you two had a drink. It was then that you told him how he must think. Now these clever blacks buy buck­ets of cham­pagne. Don’t they know lux­ury is the Ru­pert do­main?

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