Saturday, 28 June 2014

The naked ape...

The trouble with offering cheap holidays to Skiathos, is that some people come here - who clearly should not be allowed out, without a release note from Matron ...

The 'great sage' Townboy speaks fondly of the time, he spent a week in the mosquito lands at Kolios for £90. His neighbour a suspected gentleman of the road, complete with a bottle of cider type refreshment. This concealed in a brown bag.

Despite the outdoor life, he found the May climate too warm, spending his DHSS sponsored week in his room, just popping out for bottled supplies ...

This morning I was faced by two new arrivals ...

'Dooooooooo Yooooouuuuu Spppeeeaaakkk Ennnngggllliiisssshhhh' ?

"Yes fairly well" i replied - worried at their apparent speech impediment ...

They looked at each other, then back at me, and said nothing at all. It was like being in the monkey cage, at London Zoo, looking out on humanity.

Then they argued together, about what they wanted, then went off to 'think about it' in the time honoured British fashion. This involved getting on a bus. Presumably they made the ferry connection, and are now contemplating their next step, at the monastery at Kyra Panagia ...

This folowed by a Welsh version of the above and a 'we will be back after thinking about it' He who hesitates is lost - Its a cruel world ...

Later the immortal words were spoken, for the first time this week. "Look we are here on a budget - what can you do for us" my response, "find you another island perhaps?" Hit them amidships ...

Quick lesson, don't play hardball wearing an expensive watch, likewise lots of rings and nice perfume, tend to give the game away ...

I am no fashion'ista, but the big belly, tattoos and football shirt slung over the shoulder look is as popular as ever, for the budget traveller to the rock this summer.

However this last week, a young lady has passed me each night on her way to the bus. Its been a long while since I have seen such an impressive wardrobe. Whoever she was, she was immaculate, classy and looked a million dollars.

The silver snakeskin dress, must have caused broken glasses, everywhere she went on Wednesday night. A perfect jaw dropping 10 ...

She was as charming as she was classy, talking to people and sharing experiences at the bus stop. Sadly evenings are not the same, now she has departed ...

This evening I met an idiot, probably a British one, driving a white Suzuki Alto hire car rounding the bend below the hill at Achladies outside the bakery.

Wrong side of the road no traffic, and at speed nearly went straight into the front of me. Five in their car would not have been good, had we met head to head - as we so nearly did ...

When in Greece drive on the right, Remember - 'my wife is on the right - she is always right' - if that is too difficult, probably best to save some money, and either stay at home, or just use the bus.

Crazy days and people combined - one of those days ...

2 comments:

  1. sounds like another intresting day,
    I have noticed the football shirt look is becoming standard issue !!, I often wonder what the locals make of our apparent attire.

    Keep the updates coming, your tweets always bring me here for a entertaining read..
    rgds phil the brush man

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    1. Hi Phil

      I know another Phil who is handy with a brush from Reading. Thanks for the feedback, its great to know you are enjoying the blog ...

      Have a great weekend ...

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