10 Things That Made Me Accept My Country (Greece) By Some Degree

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It’s not the best country where I live at (Greece), but I realize I must deal with what I have, and be thankful because I might have been born in some Central African country where life standards are way worse.

(In alphabetical order)

1) "Black Market" is not illegal

10 Things That Made Me Accept My Country (Greece)  By Some Degree

It might be illegal on the papers indeed, although there's a certain area in the capital, where you can sell your old stuff illegally.

2) Client service isn't so faceless

10 Things That Made Me Accept My Country (Greece)  By Some Degree

Although there are stores (usually the big ones) that provide this robotic client service (well you know what I mean), most don't. Never been a fan of when you're viewed as a number.

3) Good public transit

10 Things That Made Me Accept My Country (Greece)  By Some Degree

I’m glad that I don’t need to drive, because I can go anywhere by using the bus, the metro or the train.

4) Great climate in the summer.

10 Things That Made Me Accept My Country (Greece)  By Some Degree

One thing I always appreciated and I never complained about it. I really enjoy the 35+ (and sometimes 40) degrees in summertime. And every time summer is over, I feel really bitter because of it.

5) I can hit on girls here better.

10 Things That Made Me Accept My Country (Greece)  By Some Degree

It's easier to hit on a girl in person, if the girl speaks your mother language as well. The reason is because you understand the local slang better. If you hit on an English speaker for example, even if you speak English fluently, they might throw some slangish word you might not know, and then you'll wonder What did she say?

Also, another case is, if you try to hit on a non-English speaker from another country (let's say Japanese for example) and the other person happens to have a lack of knowledge in English, then you are in a dead end.

6) Lack of terrorist attacks.

10 Things That Made Me Accept My Country (Greece)  By Some Degree

Judging from what’s going on many European countries lately, I should say I feel lucky that nothing happened here so far.

7) Lots of beaches

10 Things That Made Me Accept My Country (Greece)  By Some Degree

No pun intended. But yeah that’s a good thing, unlike countries like Austria or Switzerland where there’s no beach available at all.

8. Nobody will blame you if you don’t have a job.

10 Things That Made Me Accept My Country (Greece)  By Some Degree

Maybe last decade it would happen, but not at the present decade. Actually they don’t expect you to have a job anyway if they ask you, and if you have then they might even consider you privileged especially if you are under 30. So you have no fear of being branded as a lazy person.

9) Not so loyal to the laws.

10 Things That Made Me Accept My Country (Greece)  By Some Degree

I believe you have to take some advantage of it. Of course this applies only for non-serious crimes. Like for example, legal age of drinking here is 18. They can turn a blind-eye if you are 16-17 and you want a drink. Also they never ask you for your ID card whether you look younger or older. Obviously they won’t give you if you look like 12 (unless you show them your ID if in case you're above 18 and look 12), but 16-17 it would be OK. I wouldn’t like the kind of You are 17 and 364 days old. You are not allowed to be served, come back tomorrow. policy.

10) Prostitution is legal and organized

10 Things That Made Me Accept My Country (Greece)  By Some Degree

Surprisingly there’s a good variety here for a small country. There are various brothels scattered around the country (not only in capital, still most of them are located there) and many escorts from all around Europe (and sometimes outside of Europe), do city tours here.

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  • DooMguy
    https://i.imgur.com/TcaaEcM.jpg?1

    Pay debt schnell !

    Overall Greece sounds good to me, so can you get guns on the black market?

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    Is this still revelant?
    • Anonymous

      Guns are available at a certain region of Greece almost legally, in fact.

    • DooMguy

      nice, you learn something new every day as they say. What guns do you have?

    • Anonymous

      I don't live in that region, but most guns there are remains from WWII, and they still use them.

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