Sunday, April 5, 2009
JOKE OF THE WEEK
Three Greeks and Three Turks
Three Greeks, Costa, George and Niko as well as three Turks, Melik, Alican and Bora are travelling by train to a conference. At the station, the Turks each buy one ticket and watch as the Greeks buy only a single ticket. "How are three people going to travel on only one ticket?" asks Melik. "Watch and you'll see," answers Costa. They all board the train. The Turks take their respective seats but all three Greeks cram into a restroom and close the door behind them.
Shortly after the train has departed, the conductor comes around collecting tickets. He knocks on the restroom door and says, "Ticket, please." The door opens just a crack and a single arm emerges with a ticket in hand. The conductor takes it and moves on.
The Turks saw this and agreed it was quite a clever idea. So after the conference, the Turks decide to copy the Greeks on the return trip and save some money (being clever with money, and all that). When they get to the station, they buy a single ticket for the return trip. To their astonishment, the Greeks don't buy a ticket at all. "How are you going to travel without a ticket?" says Alican. "Watch and you'll see," answers Niko.
When they board the train the 3 Turks cram into a restroom and the 3 Greeks cram into another one nearby. The train departs. Shortly afterward, one of the Greeks leaves his restroom and walks over to the restroom where the Turks are hiding. He knocks on the door and says, "Ticket, please."
YOU KNOW YOU ARE GREEK IF...
can distinguish between kefalotiri and kefalograviera
you can spell kefalograviera
are an adult and are forced to be with your family at 12 midnight on new years eve
your grandmother/mother/aunt has a miracle cure for everything
your mother or father still feels the need to tell you, "katse kala" in public
you have ever been hit with a pandofla
can dance kalamatiano, tsiamiko, zebetiko without music
at every point in your life were not talking to at least one family member
you must name your children after your in-laws
you have at least 5 Maria's and 9 Dimitri's in your family as a result of the above
you have ever heard the phrase, "Sto leo yia to kalo sou"
you have a bottle of OUZO in your house right now
know what a komboloi is
know how to work a komboloi
you have been threatened to be eaten by the baboola/yero/pontiki when you were little
someone in your family owns any type of restaurant
your family inheritance includes olive trees
you can't understand why McDonald's rejected your idea for the McFeta" sandwich
your entire house is a needlepoint warehouse
Posted by mygreekspirit at 1:14 PM