Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Fucking Wonderland

So I know it's rather ambitious of me to expect anything from a country that can't even make a proper cocktail, but am I crazy to be annoyed at the guy who beeped at me this morning?

Because the thing is, I was walking on a sidewalk (or what passes for a sidewalk here - which is another blog entry entirely), a sidewalk he was trying to DRIVE ON. And apparently I was in his way, walking in the designated pedestrian area RIGHT NEXT TO A PERFECTLY USABLE - AND AVAILABLE - STREET.

And the beep was not just any, "Hey, I'm behind you so watch out, beep beep." It was one of those annoyed beeps, the ones that last just a second longer than necessary, telling you the person feels that you have violated their right of way.

Sadly, today is not the first time this has happened. You would think that after having lived here for a year, I would have gotten used to those little nuances that make a place "special," but I haven't had a proper martini in a year either and I'm in no mood to be generous. My middle finger did feel very generous though, and came out to play. In a friendly salute to the jackass DRIVING on the sidewalk. I may be losing my mind, but at least I haven't lost my manners.

15 comments:

running42k said...

Can you not just make a martini on your own?

Hannah said...

No cocktails? Back to civilisation with you - not the cradle of: the actual place.

They're not making you drink retsina, are they?

carrotpenis said...

Does the middle finger convey the same message in Greece as it does in say New York. Or are you inviting someone to watch porn with it?

carrotpenis said...

Were you killed by a Greecian serial killer or perhaps did you get a job with a Greek law firm that has a huge billable quota and there's no time for writing?

JT said...

You do realize that the one finger salute is the most appropriate response in most situations? Hear, hear, enjoy doing it more often, and for pete's sake find somewhere to get that damn martini from!

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Cookiemouse said...

The last time I had a decent martini was in the sixties.

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I had a smile reading this post. Keep blogging! I hope you have a martini soon!

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