Wednesday, 20 August 2014

3 - 3 - 3 ...

It's been one of those days ...

Three litres of water in, three litres out through the pores, and three nutters ...

I have met some absolutely lovely people today, including amongst others, the 'SWIF with son' an EN&T doctor from blighty, and a special mention for the lovely Gerry and Norah who are stopping off here on another Aug/Sept Hellenic adventure. No doubt they will read this in October ...

The Skiathian has been run ragged all day. So looking back it's been quite a customer service testing kind of day.You get to meet all types here, and see relationships stretched like piano wire.

This morning whilst surrounded by all and sundry, one lady was giving me the verbal. I listened intently, and focused just over the shoulder at passing traffic. Eventually the pressure cooker run out of steam and "you said's" ...

I looked her in the eye, and said "I am sorry, I do not believe we have met" ...

'You see, I spoke to your husband, you were by all accounts, still in bed. You are not in full receipt of all the facts, but I am sure you will be, when he explains why you are 24 hours early'

'That's not the point' ...

'Well actually it is, that's what we had agreed, and I said, I would call you tomorrow. When we are able to resolve the issue' ...

Later I met a migrating resident, extremely rude, and probably a specialist in colonic issues. That's because that's the location, where their head was firmly located. Most people from that part of the world are charming, however there is always an exception to the rule ...

This evening, I watched as a Brit was executing the slowest manoeuvre known to mankind. Their hire car stuttering along in the wrong gear, stalled on the junction. OK Its not their fault but the gears and everything are in the wrong place. The locals, Greek and probably Italian too, were getting rather musical with the car horns.

Our friend shouted out of the window, at someone. They could not deploy the Hellenic shrug, due to the closenes of the steering wheel, to owners belly, and that they were leaning out of the window, so executed the perfect Hellenic finger instead. Rendering the Liverpudlian type muted in stunned silence ...

Ok it's not as warm as it has been. However it's still getting a tad warm under the collar, out here on the streets.

Crazy August continues unabated, here on the rock ...

Later update:
Happy clapping continues at the taverna, and Zorba was 3 minutes early at 21:27 this evening ...

2 comments:

  1. Never mind Ian it will soon be sensible September when the hunter gatherers arrive stocking up the Skiathian ready for winter.

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    1. Just what I have been doing today ...

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