Greek Crisis Secrets Revealed


I received this in a e/mail this morning I thought it funny . So I share it with you.

It is a slow day in a little Greek Village. The rain is beating down and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.

On this particular day a rich German tourist is driving through the village, stops at the local hotel and lays a €100 note on the desk, telling the hotel owner he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.

The owner gives him some keys and, as soon as the visitor has walked upstairs, the hotelier grabs the €100 note and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher. The butcher takes the €100 note and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer. The pig farmer takes the €100 note and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel.

The guy at the Farmers’ Co-op takes the €100 note and runs to pay his drinks bill at the taverna. The publican slips the money along to the local prostitute drinking at the bar, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer him “services” on credit. The hooker then rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill to the hotel owner with the €100 note.

The hotel proprietor then places the €100 note back on the counter so the rich traveller will not suspect anything. At that moment the traveller comes down the stairs, picks up the €100 note, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and leaves town. No one produced anything. No one earned anything.

However, the whole village is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism. And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is how the bailout package works!!


Transplant update.

The Doctors told me that the first year after a transplant , is the most difficult.

They were NOT wrong.

It has been , in a word !    Hell .

I shall spare you the details, just to say that at times I have been so low I have wept.

But lately my emotions have become easier to deal with, I have more good days than bad now.

Hopefully the first ever depression I have experienced in my life, is lifting.

Yes some days have been diamonds some were dust, but I am beginning to feel more like my old self than I have for a long time. I must have spent 2/3rd of the summer in bed.

I have recently had a biopsy on my liver at the Freemans  Hospital. I shall here the result of said biopsy on the 5th of December. ( My late Mothers birthday )  Seems like that is all I have been doing all year, “waiting for results” The biopsy was the first one I have had in my life, so I did not know what to expect. But it turned out to be a piece of cake, or should I say “a piece of Liver”  🙂

Cherno update

Cherno is doing great eating and drinking well, he is fully recovered from the nasty virus that nearly killed him. But I know there must be some kind of internal damage, this could cause him more trouble  later in life  😦 

Well that is it for now , I shall be visiting you just as soon as I can. I have missed the banter we have shared.


PS.  I won the Lottery last week. The first time this year. So perhaps my luck is changing, hopefully the tables are turning !!!


18 responses to “Greek Crisis Secrets Revealed

  1. Hi Kenny, how lovely to see you back and bloggin’ and for the visit to let me know that you were alive and well, I must say I just thought that you had gone the way of so many,,, that is over to FB.
    Surely now a New year will bring you New Luck and things will take a turn for the better, God knows it will be about time. There’s nothing worse than feeling poorly and under the weather, but things are looking good.
    Loved the tale of the debt crisis, I suggest you go public with it and maybe these guys in Government will take note. You take good care now and come back visiting. Hugs from Tango and Ruby


    • Hi Arlene.
      Yes I am on f/b but as you know that is not the reason why I was not so active on here. I am back now and in time I shall be visiting everyone to catch up. lovely to see you here 🙂


  2. Hi Kenny,
    it’s great to see you back old matey, a bit of cheer in what has been a terrible year.
    Good luck with your biopsy ( not long now) fingers crossed for you again!
    depression is a dark enemy, it comes upon you when you least expect it, any big operation has got a risk of depression, at last thought as you say,there is some light at the end of the tunne.. Hurrah!
    Keep safe and well dude 🙂


    • Hi Nick.
      Good to see you again matey hope things are well with you. Yes it has been a terrible year, wouldn’t wish that on anyone. But Things are going well now and already I am looking forward to the Spring. Yes I see light at the end of the tunnel, just hope it’s not an oncoming train lol
      Take care Matey shall visit you soon.


  3. Hi there Kenny my dear friend! So great to see you blogging again. Great to read about the Greek Village and how the system works, that should get us all out of trouble.

    Great to hear you and Cherno are feeling better, I am sure that 2012 will bring you both lots of love and happiness you deserve it after your year of challenges.

    Take care my lovely friend

    Suki xxxxxx


    • Hello Suki
      Great to see the Gray nomad here once again. I noticed you and Pete have been on your travels round this fair isle once again this summer. Don’t know if you have heard yet, but the new tunnel under the tyne has opened. So that will make the drive up north much easier for you 🙂
      Be well Suki. xxx


  4. This is the best of news to light my journey this day. Good to see you my kind friend. Stay warm and breathe Love all your days xox


    • Hi Raven.
      Lovely to have you flap in to my humble page. I know I have not been so active of late. But I am sure with your great wisdom you understand. Hope all is well with you.
      I shall be heading your way soon, so lookout for me.
      be well my lovely friend x


  5. All I can say is – Thank God! SO GOOD to hear from you. Someone is knocking on my door, so I will have to check back. But I got the drift – a rough year, indeed, but you’re still a contender. And so is Cherno. Can’t wait to get the whole picture. Very good wishes, Monica


  6. Kenny! You are back! Hugs from Timid one 🙂
    Thank you for the giggle re the Greek Vill’, cheered along a cold evening
    Hope all goes well with the biopsy results…1st time I had one all I could think of was AUTopsy’s!!! Touch worrying!! You deserve a yearful of ‘diamond days’ in 2012 so I do hope you get them…but for now, congrat’s on the lottery win 🙂 A wolfie nuzzle to Cherno…tell him, now he is happily fit and well 🙂 that he owes Timid one a visit to ye olde oak tree!! My paws have grown roots whilst I have waited!! And I have frostbite of the tail!!
    Wishing you diamond days ahead…Timid one 🙂


    • Hi Timid one.
      Yes 2012 must be better than this year, it can’t be any worse for sure. fingers crossed.
      I shall be visiting everyone in time and do some catching up !
      take care Timid one.


  7. Greetings from Africa,
    loved your bit about the Greek village. More importantly I am pleased it brought me back here. I hope all goes well health wise and that you have many more good days than bad.
    I send you warm hugs and kisses,


  8. Glad to know you are coming through the end of your tunnel Kenny and hope all is well with the Results… And nice to know Cherno is doing well also my friend.. Sue~Dreamwalker


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