Myth or reality: What could you buy with a penny in your pocket?
Drachmas: Today one thousand drachmas is equal to 2.93 euros .. What did you buy then in Greece with one thousand drachmas? Is it true that you made a living as a hen when you went out?
You say it even today and it fills your mouth. ΧΙ-ΛΙΑ-ΡΙ-ΚΟ. Like when your pocket was full of real drachmas and you thought they would “run” to your feet…
Andreas’ gatherings. Arianara every Thursday. Angela, Lepa and all the babies on the track. Atari, double dragon and wooden football. The Greek has many reasons to be nostalgic. But nothing as much as a bunch of drachmas, imprinted on a goose.
With two or three of these in your pocket, you knew your day would be too cool. But even one was not of the fly. Did you want Ufadika? It took you out until… morning. Did you want pizza and beer? You had it tiled. Did you want to do your nonsense at the neighborhood patisserie? They were enough for you not to get up from the pelvis all night (either face or back).
One thousand gentlemen. It is equal to today with 2.93 euros. Do you know the other one with Toto? With 2.93 you do not get a paste from “Despina” today. The fare, and be your friend, should throw you to the next bus stop (and this from the bus lane). For sitting coffee, only espresso or only Greek. And this in “selected” stores. The thousandth of course was not the same in the 80s and 90s. Wages followed a steady upward trajectory, as did product prices. The patent for the decline in wages with the parallel increase in the cost of living is exclusively a Greek “fruit” of the last seven years.
If we go back to the late 80’s we risk not going back to the όγ psychologist. Because then with a thousand we could do the following:
The morning visit to the kiosk for cigarettes and newspaper did not cost even 200 ari, as the package (depending on the brand) had from 100 to 120 drachmas and the newspaper 30 (if it was sports) or 40 (politics).
You continued with your frapedaki in the neighborhood cafe, giving about another 100 ariko and in the afternoon you ran out another 250 or 300 (we repeat drachmas) to see Thrylara or Panatha live on the field! We have reached 550 to 600 and of course after the ball you had to wet your dry throat from the screams. Of course they were enough for you, not of course to wake it up at the bar, but for an “honest” appearance as a guest star.
Skewers before the movie or after? This was your only meaning on the day you chose the cinema and not if the francs would take you out, if you even had a brown banknote in your pocket.
Even if the movie was an Oscar, the ticket did not cost more than 600 drachmas. The souvlaki “played” at 100-120, so you ate three meraklidika (plain, only with bread) and kept a wine cellar for a Coca-Cola.
Today, with an old thousand you get what you imagined. Ή alternatively papara the bread in Coca-Cola…
If you entered the neighborhood Ufadiko with a thousand, you may feel like a potential victim of gold poachers who bathed your fake, shiny tooth.
If you intended to eat them all there and “twist” basically into Pacman, Arcanoid or Tetris, your mother would hardly declare your disappearance to Hardavellas. And if you had found a trick to play two games with a 20, then he plays and found you fossilized with the lever in his hand. Hardavellas…
I’ll take you a little later, in the mid-90s. You had the appetite to drink two cigars, to eat to shit, to be left to the rhythms of rock and to kiss the babies at the bar. Yes, but you only had one 1000.
No problem: Kibubu! The bar – myth of Galatsi did not “let” you go, if you had not eaten the agleura in pineliki, sausages, canapes and carrot-cucumbers (the nuts there no one recalled). No, the indefatigable waiters did not refill the table at every new drink order, but every time they emptied the plates they had brought you the last time. Even if this time it was 10 minutes ago.
While you were hungry, you ate at Kibubu. And as long as you remember it, you can not forget that the myth of the thousandth is completely out of life…
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