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The Greek Bailout


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Too close to the truth to put in the jokes section. :wink:


The Greek bail out and how it works


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 e100 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 e100 note and runs next

door to pay his debt to the butcher. The butcher takes the e100 note and runs

down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer. The pig farmer takes the

e100 note and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel. The

guy at the Farmers' Co-op takes the e100 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 e100 note. The hotel proprietor then

places the e100 note back on the counter so the rich German will not suspect

anything. At that moment the German comes down the stairs, picks up the e100 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 the German has his money back.


And that is how the bailout package works.

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