Or have I just read this wrong?
I think I read that Djokovic made a total of £1.88 million to add to his already large fortune by beating Federer in the Wimbledon final yesterday. I also think I read that some people paid as much as
£44,000 for a ticket to watch the match.
Watching film of babies being pulled ashore from boats in the Mediterranean, people from sub-Saharan Africa desperate to get into Europe for a 'better life' I cannot help but ask myself the question. 'Are we giving folk the wrong message by bandying about these enormous figures, by paying such enormous sums that a great number of people are now getting so rich that it is impossible for the rest of us to even imagine the sums involved?'
I am a retired teacher and I manage nicely on my teacher's pension and my old age pension - but I cannot even imagine what having a million pounds is like. And what is more, I have absolutely no desire to find out.