Sunday, 13 July 2014

League of Nations ...

High summer is here ...

Ferries are discouraging their contents every few hours, on to this 12x8 rock in the Aegean. The main road now resembles a Grand Prix circuit. The taxi drivers fighting for pole position, even overtaking, an overtaking vehicle yesterday.

Plenty of fresh rubber being put down, on sun glazed tarmac that is making tyres, squeal even in normal conditions.

This morning, as a representative of a founder member of the League of Nations, I was called in to intervene in a parking dispute. Greece v Romania, battered van v luxury skoda (looked like a top end BMW)

Battered van man, had boxed in luxury Skoda man, as the twin luxury Skodas from Romania, had taken the van man's, time honoured parking space.

Where were the owners, demanded the guys from Romania, the writing on the van quite a clue. Why have they done this in quite a rant. I suggested, perhaps he had parked in someone's spot, making it difficult for the owner of the van. Seemed fairly obvious to me, and just about everyone else.

The neighbours were now asking why the Romanians were shouting, about something that was their own fault. I looked at the car and the gaps, 'Look if you can't get out of there, and take your lovely ladies to the beach - then you stay here, and I will instead' I said ...

A few minutes later and the Romanian girls were in the car, and heading to the beach. Not before grumpy driver said, I had to speak to the van owner about what he, had done.

Fight your own battles my response, as the electronic window closed, and the supercharged aircon took over.

A moderate success for shuttle car diplomacy ...

PS: Hello to Sue and Tommy (subu57) friends of the blog, and TA who successfully intercepted the Skiathian in town last night ...

Janet and John the cheddar hit the spot :) Cape Town'ers Junior loved the gift, thank you - Lots of fun ...

Later update: Romania declined to approach Greece over the territorial dispute ...


2 comments:

  1. Hi Ian. It was nice to meet you,sorry if I made you jump . I've left the parcel where you suggested ;)

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    1. Very kind of you, much appreciated especially by Junior ...

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