Posts Tagged ‘Funny’
Some common greetings and responses:
The Greek culture has many superstitions, and although the majority claim to not actually believe them, there is still a lot of evidence around that some are believers. Some of the more common stories are as follows:
It is still very common to spit on the devil during a baptism service! Although, it is never actual spit, it is more of a gesture.
These are only a few of the many but probably the most commonly believed. Sometimes I am surprised at what people believe, other times, I am just really embarrassed for them! Overall, I think it is interesting what superstitions have arisen from various cultures.
I have grown up in church.
When I say church, I literally mean many, many different kinds of churches. For background purposes let me explain a little more. My first memory of being in church was when I was about 5 or 6 years old. I played the lead in Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer. It sounds like a sweet story until I tell you that it was a tap dance performance, and it was my very first one. I must also mention that I am a huge momma’s girl; so much so that I slept by her bed for as long as she would allow, and then I continued to sneak down in the middle of the night and sleep outside of her door.
Pathetic. Endearing. Annoying. Sweet now, not then.
What can I say, except that I have seen more women in Greece with facial hair than men! Almost every woman over the age of 60 (sometimes they even start earlier) have a hairy chin-chin, a mini stache, or BOTH! I pray it is just their genetics and not in the water here. I pretty confident that I could not sport a full-man chew or rather any other kind of unwanted facial hair.
Here is an older woman from a festival…