Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: West Coast of New England (VT)
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
So, it's 1980. I've got a boat in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, and it's Cup season. I'm hanging around "Christies" which was the (un)official watering hole of the Auzzie boat, and I elbowed my way in, briefly, whilst Alan Bond (self-made guy who sponsored the boat) was holding court.
Some years later, I read where he's off to the hoosegow (jail, in case that dowsn't translate) for, what, income tax evasion? I get to thinking: Gee here's a guy who had it all, and phfffft..it's gone. Then I got to thinking more deeply, and I knocked myself in the head, silently saying: y'know, in a few months/years, he's going to be out, and a ziollionaire again...and I'm still going to be Joe Bag-a-donuts.
I think that's exactly what happened, at least the latter part.