On the Greek TV news the other night, they were interviewing people in the street and asking them if they knew any jokes about the current financial crisis and the austerity measures, trying to find out if people are able to see the funny side. Here are a couple of jokes from Joe (or should that be Spiro?) Public...
A Man wakes up in the middle of the night to see a shadowy figure in his room, going through the cupboards and drawers. The man is shocked, turns on the bedside lamp and asks the burglar:
"What are you looking for?"
The intruder replies, "Money!"
To which the householder replies, "Hold on, I'll join you!"
What's the difference between a Pizza and a Greek worker? The pizza can feed a family of four.
Just had an enjoyable evening at the poolside bar at the Summer Memories Apartments in Pefkos with our good friend Bob Potts. Bob lives in Cumbria and was telling us what a wet summer it has been. Now 82 and still most certainly vital, Bob has been visiting Pefkos since 1993 and is well know to a lot of the locals. Whilst here, he usually takes a trip on Gianni's Glass Bottom Boat. Quite often while aboard he sits right behind Gianni as he drives and carries on a conversation with him. This past week, during one such conversation, Giannis asked Bob why he keeps coming back, to which Bob replied, quick as a flash...
"I like to support the Greek economy!"
Straight away Giannis whipped out a cold beer, handed it to Bob and announced to the other passengers, "That's for his support of the Greek economy!"