1. I had to go deal with the public sector today… what a pleasant experience!
There isn’t enough space in all the newspapers in the world to document how hellish dealing with Greek public sector employees is. Homer’s Odyssey probably comes close.
Here’s one small example of Greek public sector fun and games. Several years ago, while trying to get together the paperwork for our wedding, my husband visited a public office to get a few official copies of some of our papers made. The woman at the desk stared intently at her monitor, darted her mouse around furiously, and insisted she was busy and that he would have to wait.