Παρασκευή, 29 Οκτωβρίου 2010

Why am I proud to be Greek?



  • Because we buy whole watermelons and not in slices



  • Because we buy whole lambs and not in pieces



  • Because when we buy feta we buy at least a kilo and not 150 gr.



  • Because nights in Greece finish in the morning



  • Because we take our coffee slowly and not in 'shots"



  • Because flirting is our national hobby



  • Because we are world champions in sex



  • Because we always moan about the public sector and everyone seeks to get a job in it



  • Because we go out almost every night even if we are penniless



  • Because we respect our Grandmothers more than our wives


  • Because we know how to spend better than we know how to save



  • Because although we look like we are of Middle Eastern descent we are
not



  • Because we never visit others empty-handed



  • Because there is no way to explain to foreigners what "kapsoοra" is.
(burning desire for someone)



  • Because we do not share the cost of petrol with those we take in our
cars



  • Because we always make it, albeit in the last moment



  • Because for the sake of a woman we would wage war for 10 years (Trojan
war)



  • Because we are everywhere around the planet



  • Because we love and hate with passion



  • Because the word "filotimo" (a synonym of honor, helping someone
because it is the right thing to do) doesn't exist in any other language


  • Because whenever foreigners cannot find a word, they bloody steal one
of ours



  • Because we spend our bad and low times with our friends and family, not
with therapists and counselors



  • Because Socrates, Pluto, and Aristotle were Hellenic and we still quote
from them



  • Because we gave birth to Democracy



  • Because we discovered logic



  • Because we jumpstarted science



  • Because we are proud of our culture, not of our wars



  • Because when others were discovering meat, we already had cholesterol



  • Because when we were building the Parthenon, the others were still
sleeping under trees



  • Because when others created wars, we created Games to stop wars



  • Because we have a distinction between Eros (falling in love) & Agapi
(innocent love), while we feel both passionately



  • Because we don't use ketchup or mayonnaise with our food it tastes damn
good anyway!



  • Because we tossed our ancient alphabet to the Romans and our medieval
alphabet to the slavs



  • Because we get angry quickly but forget all about it even quicker



  • Because we are not ashamed to cry



  • Because we dance when we are sad and party when we are happy



  • Because we work to live and we do not live to work



  • Because 97% of the stars' names are Hellenic



  • Because we always talk about getting in a diet after we had our meal



  • Because a woman with a big arse is just as sexy as the woman with the
small one



  • Because when you shout "brother" in the streets, everyone turns around


  • Because "Greeks do not fight like heroes, heroes fight like Greeks"
(Winston Churchill, 1941)

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