It is the last weekend in June. Three guys meet at the Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park. They spend the next two days talking, eating and drinking. They veer from The Rag & Famish in North Sydney, to the DoG in Randwick, to the Four-in-Hand in Paddington. They analyse the Five Nations rugby, Apple’s i-Pad, and the head-to-head between the Honda 2000 and the Audi TT Coupe. They are mates.
Eleven years ago they each completed an MBA at ‘New South’ having segued straight into that from a combined undergrad session of Economics and Law. Each had supported his own studies with long shifts at suburban hotels. You guessed it – the above mentioned salubrious establishments. After completing an MBA they secured high paying financial positions. Each married, and each had a daughter.
It may be a commonly accepted maxim that blood is thicker, but water can bind just as strongly.