Greece is in a world of hurt, financially, that is.
I’ve heard that desperate times create desperate people. And the people in Greece are showing their desperation. We found this out first hand.
Arriving in Athens jet-lagged and exhausted, we trudged through the airport toward the train station. Boarding the train to the city, I kept thinking that something was going to go wrong….
Massive amounts of passengers boarded, until it was completely full, with people touching you in places you’d rather remain private.
Approaching our stop, I made my way to the door, while Mr. Wanderlust, my husband, went to get the bags. As the train slowed, I was in front of the door, waiting for it to open. I felt someone behind me, pushing to get off the train.
What’s the hurry? Stop pushing! I thought, irritated.
And then I turned…
Standing behind me was a young guy, tall and dark headed, wearing an expensive sweater. He was beautiful.
This Adonis-like guy was clearly eager to get off the train. No longer aggravated at being shoved, I figured he was late for work, perhaps curing the woes of the downtrodden of Athens.
When the doors finally opened, I walked out onto the platform with the guy close behind. He ran off, getting lost in the crowd.
Mr. Wanderlust caught up with me, shaking his head and buttoning his back pocket.
“When I was getting the bags, I felt something touch me. I put my hand on my pocket, and there was a guys’ hand back there, trying to grab my wallet. He didn’t get it. But, he couldn’t get out of the train fast enough; once he knew he’d been caught,” Wanderlust explained.
Now I knew why the good-looking, snazzy dressed guy wanted off the train. He was caught red-handed trying to pick-pocket Mr. Wanderlust!
At that moment I realized, you can’t judge a crook by his sweater or his good-looking face. I wondered how many times I had been fooled by an attractive person, when really, I should be guarding my stuff! That guy fooled me, and he almost fooled Mr. Wanderlust.
Now, we hide our money…but, I’d rather not say where…