Thursday, 11 October 2007

No News...

I've given up on British news. I no longer buy a paper - instead I read Greek papers online. I no longer watch the TV - instead I prefer to watch Emilia Kenevezou on Cypriot TV. I have written to her suggesting that she come and read the news here instead, which will make dating me more convenient, but she hasn't yet replied.

Anyway, today someone mentioned the Postal Strike. News of this hasn't yet reached the Mediterranean, so I was surprised to hear that this had been going on for some days. Nevertheless, it explains a few things that had had me puzzled.

Mail I've Not Recieved:

  • Lawyer's Letter: This is concerning a long-lost relative who I don't know, but who has died and left me a fortune.

  • Parcel: I responded to a generous email which offered to sell me some amazing blue pills, and some female-attracting pheremones, and now I know why I've not recieved this, despite my credit card being debited.

  • Invitation: To lunch at Buckingham Palace

  • Bank Letter: Telling me of an "error in my favour". The one I never seem to get when I play Monopoly

  • Apology: From the Post Office for the inconvenience caused by the strike, together with a book of free stamps

  • My Reply: From Emilia Kenevezou.

So now I know. It'll all be a few more days.

I'm curious - is anyone else missing any important mail?


Bee said...


Bee said...

How about you post a picture of this woman you're infatuated with??

Bee said...

I know how you feel since my future husband Brad Pitt still has not respnded to the 1,000,000 letters I've sent him... although there's no strike here... interesting!

Bee said...

BTW, a week ago I got a letter from some guy in Nigeria saying my relative had died and they needed someone with the last name Cordova to claim his inheritance.
I just assumed it was a scam but maybe I should send him the $10,000 for processing fees?

Brian o Vretanos said...

Bee x 4 (!):

Woman who'll be infatuated with me:

Pictures appear to be few and far between, but I'll have a look.

Brad Pitt:

Well, he's a busy man, he probably hasn't got around to replying yet.

Nigerian Legacy:

It would be a shame to miss out when they've gone to all that trouble to locate you. But if you're worried, you could send me the $10,000 and I'll make sure it gets there.

Jean Knee said...

I'm so flustered that I'm on your blog I can't think of any of my usual innane comments.

The Horror!

Do you read those Adrian Mole books?

Jean Knee said...

So where's your photo?

Jean Knee said...

some of that foreign talk looks Greek to me!

sometimes I crack myself up

Jean Knee said...

this is my fourth comment and you havent responded?

Jean Knee said...

Is it my grammer and spelling flaws?

Brian o Vretanos said...

J/K: Welcome!

Time Delay:

Sorry, but I'm busy trawling through the blog options, all of which are in Greek.

Adrian Mole:

No. I did see about one episode on TV. Why? What are you trying to tell me?


There will be photos of some description as soon as I get a camera...

Bee said...

Nigerian Legacy:
Oh, okay I'll wire you the money but I need a processing fee of $1,000.
You can send it to me by certified bank check.

Brian o Vretanos said...

Bee - High Finance:

Will hard currency do (Pounds from the Bank of Monopoly)?

Bee said...

Since it's your blog, do I have to let you have the last word?

Brian o Vretanos said...

First and Last Word Freak:

Well, now that depends on what the rules are, doesn't it? If you really want to put the last comment on each post then I'm not going to stop you.

Bee said...

I'll behave.

Brian o Vretanos said...


Hmmm, not sure that's desirable or likely...

Anyway, make yourself at home ;-)

Bee said...


Bee said...

Είναι Παρασκευή!

Brian o Vretanos said...


καλημέρα! Το ξέρω αυτό. Τι θέλεις να πεις;