Saturday, September 09, 2006

She must have been from outer space

I've complained about the lack of elevator etiquette in Greece before, but for the most part, the ill manners have been confined to simply not getting out of the way when people are trying to exit the elevator.

Today, however, a woman charged her way into the elevator before we had exited. Obviously, this woman has no logical function, so she couldn't have been a Vulcan. She must have been a Ferengi.

1 comment:

Scruffy American said...

Mel,

Funny you would compare that lady to a Ferengi because for many years, I often thought Greek business values are similar to Ferengi in that endeavor. For example, here are just a few of the Ferengi rules of acquisition and many seem similar to things I've seen Greeks do:

http://

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_of_Acquisition

First 5 Rules:

1. Once you have their money, never give it back

2. You can't cheat an honest customer, but it never hurts to try

3. Never spend more for an acquisition than you have to

4. Sex and profit are the two things that never last long enough

5. If you can't break a contract, bend it

6. Never let family stand in the way of opportunity

P.S. I'm kidding!!! The Greeks are not that bad!