Thursday, July 20, 2006

Angry old men

I'm off to the beach. It's just too noisy here to think as they're drilling from 7am to 3pm every day. A new apartment is being built, which means they're digging foundations through 5m of bedrock, hence the incessent pounding.

If they were not enough the neigbourhood bigot/human megaphone has taken it upon himself to hold court every evening on what ails Greece (basically, all these bloody foreigners, according to him). He is however, an equal opportunity racist which means that everyone is inferior to Greeks, regardless of creed, race or origin. Though he does have a particularly venomous hatred of Albanians and Americans.

Now this may sound a little quaint but after a four hour rant (the guy has only two modes of communication; shouting and ranting) it gets very annoying. I finally lost my rag with him last night and told that he could shove his racist crap up his a## and give the rest a break from his endless foul - mouthed meanderings. A little later there was a knock on the door. It was some of the other people in the building (Greek, by the way) who wanted to thank me for saying something to the idiot.

Anyway I'm out here later on today, I'll take the Vespa and set up my tent with some friends by the sea in Halkidiki.


melusina said...

But did the old man shut up after you said that? Luckily, our street doesn't have any such people, at least on our end of the street.

Nice trip. We might go to Nikiti in August, but I will probably stay here while my husband goes, so I heard on my thesis.

Lesley said...

Looks idyllic: have a great time!

teacher dude said...

This is my second attempt at replying to these comments, sorry about the delay.

Mel, The guy did eventually quieten down, and has remained reasonably quiet since, though I don't expect this to last long.

Lesley, It was a great place, the photo doesn't do it justice.