I WAS waiting for an eye appointment on Tuesday and picked up the National Geographic magazine, which showed a photo of the Pope getting out of his Ford Focus.
Yes, his car.
I could not help but think of the difference between the Pope and our Mayor with his new Mercedes.
I am not religious but here is a man who is surrounded by great wealth (the Pope) and our Stirling mayor who should be looking after his ratepayers.
I do not accept his account of why he chose the Mercedes over a cheaper car: running costs, resale value and so forth.
It is all about prestige. The Pope shows humility and our mayor shows arrogance.
Maybe our mayor may need a Popemobile to keep angry ratepayers away from him.