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A Greek bailout!!! (Athens)

Thought you might find this as funny as I did.....

It's a slow day in a little Greek village. The rain is pouring down and the streets are deserted. Everyone is in debt and everyone lives on credit.

On this particular day a rich German tourist is driving through the village, stops at the local hotel and lays a Protected content note on the front desk, telling the owner he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night in. The owner gives him some keys and, as soon as the visitor has walked upstairs, the hotelier grabs the Protected content note and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher............
The butcher takes the Protected content note and runs down the street to pay his debt to the pig farmer..........The pig farmer takes the Protected content note and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel.........The guy at the Farmers Co-op takes the Protected content note and runs to pay his drinks bill at the local taverna.....The publican slips the money along the counter to the local prostitute drinking at the bar who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer him her services 'on credit'.......The hooker then rushes to the hotel to pay off her room bill to the hotel owner with the Protected content note. The hotel proprietor then places the Protected content note back on the counter so the rich traveller will not suspect anything......

At that moment the traveller comes down the stairs, picks up the Protected content note, states that the rooms are not to his liking, pockets the money and leaves town.....

No -one produced anything, no-one earned anything. However the whole village are now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism!!

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how a bailout package works!!!

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