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I knelt at Larry Ellison’s feet

DOWN THE Rose & Crown yesterday evening and was reminiscing with a chap about Larry Ellison – he from Oracle.

In Paris, back in the 1990s, I once attended a press conference with Larry on the dais. I was a little hungover,  but my eyes were at the level of his shoes.  They were wondrously crafted shoes. My eyes gradually moved up from his shoes to his socks to his trousers to his jacket and I realised that the value of his shoes alone were more than all the money I had ever spent on clothes on my life.

A chap at the R&C said he was in a Park Lane posh car sale room years back when Larry took a shine to an expensive car.

He paid for it with his Amex card.

That’s a green Amex card, by the way. ♥