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Greek shoppers run up tabs in Edirne
1.       tunci
7149 posts
 10 Jul 2011 Sun 03:27 pm

Greek shoppers run up tabs in Edirne

2.       barba_mama
1629 posts
 10 Jul 2011 Sun 04:58 pm

I think it will be a long time before Greece recovers. I always thought that Turkey and Greece was almost the same... like two brothers, not twins. But after spending some time recently in Greece, I really saw some big difference. The first was in the aditude of the students. The Turkish students I met were very busy studying, sometimes missing a part of social critique. The Greek students were only busy with rallying, protesting and having critique against everything. They didn´t study at all!

The second difference I noticed was a different work ethic. Turkish people seem to be more willing to work. I notice the difference in the shops. Enter a Turkish shop and you will be helped right away, and feel like the shop owner is happy to have a client. In Athens you get stared at, like you are interrupting the shop owners day long break.

Ofcourse I´m talking very general right now. But there is an attitude in Athens that is very dangerous. I don´t know if that´s all over the country, but I found the same attitude on Samos and Rhodos. You have to work hard to get out of a crisis, and make sacrifices. I don´t see that happening in Greece.

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3.       tunci
7149 posts
 10 Jul 2011 Sun 06:47 pm

 

Quoting barba_mama

I think it will be a long time before Greece recovers. I always thought that Turkey and Greece was almost the same... like two brothers, not twins. But after spending some time recently in Greece, I really saw some big difference. The first was in the aditude of the students. The Turkish students I met were very busy studying, sometimes missing a part of social critique. The Greek students were only busy with rallying, protesting and having critique against everything. They didn´t study at all!

The second difference I noticed was a different work ethic. Turkish people seem to be more willing to work. I notice the difference in the shops. Enter a Turkish shop and you will be helped right away, and feel like the shop owner is happy to have a client. In Athens you get stared at, like you are interrupting the shop owners day long break.

Ofcourse I´m talking very general right now. But there is an attitude in Athens that is very dangerous. I don´t know if that´s all over the country, but I found the same attitude on Samos and Rhodos. You have to work hard to get out of a crisis, and make sacrifices. I don´t see that happening in Greece.

 

I agree, alot of money flowed into Greece by EU since they went into EU and the amount of money gave them the feeling of comfort and easy life. I dont blame Greece for that, I blame EU.  I dont think anybody would say " NO " if somebody give you alot of money whether as a debt or not.

so the money formed their life-style naturally, having new roads, ultra modern subways, working less , taking things easy, having things that they have never had..etc..

so when the dream is over the money-tap is cut and facing a wake up call like hell..

as a result of this , Greeks had to react the circumstance they are going through. The students got on the streets protesting goverment, the strikes started all over the country and the promises has been given by politicians. All and all one of the first class passanger of the EU CRUISE happened to be degraded into second class passanger.

" If you put a frog into a pan on the hob and turn the gas on, you will see the frog enjoying the warmth of the pan. But when the pan gets heated more the frog will feel uncomfortable as it gets hot. and finally the frog will want to get out of the pan as it burns his body. "  this is just a parable. The message is ; we find the easy money is so warm in the begining, but when the money gets more and more then you lose control and cant pay them back . and the burden of  uncontrollable money burns your lives.

We Turks feel sorry for our Neigbour because what are they going through. We have so many common things in our culture, foods, traditions, etc.. We are always ready to give them a hand.

 

 

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