Sunday, May 20, 2012

Still Looking for the Hat

The last time I came to Greece--twenty years ago--I knew exactly one person in all of Athens.  I  bumped into him crossing the street.  He was kind enough to take us to lunch out at Piraeus.  In those days I  wore a big old straw hat, but when I got back to the hotel, the hat was not with me.

This year I came back optimistic that I would run into him again crossing the street, and that he would have my hat.  

I have now departed from Athens.  No dice.  But who knows, maybe he will show up in Thessaloniki.


Anonymous said...

I will be in Greece in a couple of weeks for a conference. The financial and now government situation is worrying. What is your sense of the situation on the ground?

John Haskell said...

Next time you are in Cuiaba, see if you don't find a 7 7/8 straw that was bought in San Antonio.

I don't have anything interesting to say about the Brazilian economy either.