Toronto Sun | 31Jul2010 | Orest Slepokura

Lives of the super-rich

Re “Oil giant changes face” (July 26, 2010): Tony Hayward’s golden corporate parachute is worth millions of British pounds. BP’s outgoing CEO will get back what he’s been yearning for since last April 20, the fateful day BP’s ecological nightmare in the Gulf of Mexico began — his privileged old life. A quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby about the aristocratic aloofness of the super-rich: “They were careless people ... they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness ... and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”

Orest Slepokura, Strathmore, Alta.

(You expected him out in the Gulf scrubbing?)