Aug 11, 2012

Nikos Deja Vu - 90+1 Answers on "Why Do We Love Being Greek"

A good friend of mine, Toula, replied to one of my comments at her page with a list! A long one! (that listyou see below). Some sentences are funny some are not, but I agree to all and I guarantee you that is 100% truth!

- Also I added 4 more: The first 3 sentences and the last one ...of course! All the rest are her words.

I really enjoyed it, so I like to share it with you all.
So, read carefully:

Why Do We Love Being Greek?

  1. Because we are European Champions in Soccer.
  2. Because we are European Champions in Basketball.
  3. Because Paparizou (singer) made us Eurovision Champions.
  4. Because we buy whole watermelons and not in slices.
  5. Because we buy whole lambs and not in pieces.
  6. Because nights in Greece finish in the morning.
  7. Because we take our coffee slowly, while smoking and not in "shots".
  8. Because flirting is our national hobby.
  9. Because sex is our national sport.
  10. Because we always moan about the public sector and everyone seeks to get a job in it.
  11. Because we are not puritans.
  12. Because we are not racists.
  13. Because we cheat openly, without trying to hide it.
  14. Because we go out almost every night even if we are penniless.
  15. Because we know how to spend better that we know how to save.
  16. Because we never visit others empty handed.
  17. Because there is no way to explain to foreigners what is "kapsoura" (burning desire for someone).
  18. Because in Greece family is still something valuable.
  19. Because we do not share the petrol with those we take in our cars.
  20. Because we always make it, albeit in the last moment.
  21. Because we were "slaves" (Greece was occupied  by the Ottomans for 400 years) yet never bring that up as an excuse for our current state.
  22. Because for the sake of a woman we made war for 10 years (Trojan war).
  23. Because we are everywhere around the planet.
  24. Because we love and hate with passion.
  25. Because "filotimo" (friend of honor, helping someone because it is a shame not to) does not exist in any other language.
  26. Because whenever foreigners cannot find a word, they use one of ours.
  27. Because we spend our bad and low times with our friends and family, not with shrinks.
  28. Because Socrates, Plato and Aristotle were Greek.
  29. Because we invented theatre.
  30. Because we gave birth to Democracy.
  31. Because we discovered logic.
  32. Because we jumpstarted science.
  33. Because we are proud of our culture, not of our wars.
  34. Because when others were discovering meat, we already had cholesterol.
  35. Because when we were building the Parthenon, the others were still sleeping in trees.
  36. Because we gave the light to all these leaders who are "striving" for peace by making wars.
  37. Because we can give anything up just to make love.
  38. Because Hundreds of women travel to Greece every summer just to get laid.
  39. Because we have a distinction between Eros (falling in love) and Agapi (innocent love), while we feel both of them passionately.
  40. Because Eros was a Greek God.
  41. Because when others used to be clothed with wolf skin were weaving see-through linen.
  42. Because "Greeks do not fight as heroes, heroes fight like Greeks" (Winston Churchill, 1941).
  43. Because we don't use ketchup with our food - it tastes good anyway.
  44. Because we gave our ancient alphabet to the Romans and our Medieval alphabet to the Slavs.
  45. Because we converted all of eastern Europe into Christians.
  46. Because we get angry quickly but we forget all about it even quicker.
  47. Because we are not ashamed to cry.
  48. Because we dance when we are sad.
  49. Because we work to live and we do not live to work.
  50. Because 97% of the stars' names are Greek.
  51. Because although we know danger well, we dare.
  52. Because when you shout "brother" in the streets everyone turns around.
  53. Because we always talk about getting in a diet after we had our meal.
  54. Because we speak loudly and laugh even louder.
  55. Because we do not know what anxiety is.
  56. Because, although we smoke more than anyone in the world and eat the most red meat in Europe we live the longest in Europe.
  57. Because we are starting with "just a coffee" early afternoon and end up off our heads in the morning.
  58. Because we walk in the streets at 2:00 in the morning and there are traffic jams.
  59. Because we walk in the streets at 4:00 in the morning and there are traffic jams.
  60. Because girls are not scared to walk alone in the streets at 2:00 or 4:00 o'clock in the morning.
  61. Because the inside of all our churches are not dark, but full of light.
  62. Because we are direct.
  63. Because we know how to cheat.
  64. Because we never report people who cheat.
  65. Because we always have a solution to problems, even if usually indirect or illegal.
  66. Because we have tendencies to extremity.
  67. Because our parents do not forget that we exist when we reach 18.
  68. Because when we want to sunbathe, we go to the beach, we don't crawl on grass or jump into fountains.
  69. Because we confront every difficulty with humor.
  70. Because the Olympic games were born here.
  71. Because, with our (Olympic) light, we unite the world and pass the message of peace.
  72. Because we live permanently in the country that foreigners dream to visit for a week.
  73. Because our sky is blue, not gray.
  74. Because we have the cleanest seas on the planet.
  75. Because 40% of Oxford dictionary is made up with Greek words.
  76. Because we are a poor country with very rich citizens.
  77. Because we know what "Kefi" (propensity to fun) means.
  78. Because we like to spend money and eat fish while they are still fresh.
  79. Because Homer wrote Iliad 3500 years ago and Hollywood turned it into a movie just recently.
  80. Because in Greece nobody is hungry.
  81. Because in Greece nobody is homeless.
  82. Because we speak foreign languages - who learns Greek?.
  83. Because Tsikoudia from Crete is the strongest drink in Europe (85% alcohol).
  84. Because we grow hallucinogenic weed without biological engineering!!.
  85. Because our "model for life" has many curves.
  86. Because we wear sandals without socks.
  87. Because we gave the oath "freedom or death".
  88. Because we are European Champions in football.
  89. Because we have a small, poor country full of people with big hearts.
  90. Because, only in Greece, the guy who prepares the souvlaki asks the young lady:
    "What shall I put in?" And she happily replies "Please, everything!".

And because Greece is such a beautiful country!
...of course!!!

Nikos Deja Vu

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