Strange times these. The rich have the audacity to apply and then find prime locations at Bahrain’s trade fair that the government has so thoughtfully organised to help small traders who suffered heavy losses after the recent unrest in Bahrain.

How can well-to-do businessmen compete with small traders and exhibit wares at an event meant to help the smaller, independent traders?

Not only that, they end up with a huge attitude; throw their weight around and browbeat the organisers into getting prime locations for themselves at the event.

This happened at the Bab Al Bahrain trade fair and again I saw it happen at the Muharraq fair.

Perhaps, it is time these high-fliers should be grounded – or rather, brought down to Earth!!