Retail businessman, drives a four wheel drive, child goes to private school, lives in Balwyn, dines in find restaurants, would not be seen dead on public transport, employed three staff, one of whom was a friend of mine.
Woman on a bicycle, shopping stacked in the basket and on the back. What made me notice her the first time was that she was probably in her sixties and was cycling without a helmet. A closer look and I realised that her quite decent hair style just would not cope with a helmet. Hmmm, she has a dress on too, an expensive looking dress.
I have seen her a few times now and I now know she lives in a VERY expensive and exclusive apartment in Malvern.
Then there is the slightly eccentric and oldish resident in our building who was the chief complainent about famous bearded media person smoking chiminere. She lived next door to him and suffered the smoke in her apartment. I know she is seriously wealthy, but she also rides around on a bike for exercise and shopping. Although she does have a BMW for when the weather is inclement and to carry her golf clubs. She is also frequently seen on public transport.
Ah, back to the retail businessman, he had to sell the business to cover debts, sell his 4wd, rent a cheap flat, take the kid out of private school and is now a low income wage earner. Remember that survey of 4wd drivers? The survey about their social attitudes? He was the model. It couldn't have happened to a nicer person.