Hello lovely people! Today was a great day because Manhattan was covered in a sea of white and blue. Every year in April, Manhattan has a Greek Independence Day parade and people from all over New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York come together to celebrate this awesome holiday for the motherland. But just like in any other situation involving Greeks, it was a damn sh*t show! We had people screaming and pushing to get to their spots in line and of course I just sat back a laughed. You could give a Greek a map with detailed instructions and they would still manage to get it wrong do what they believe is better, we call this πεισμα (Peisma- pronounced as PEEZ-MA), which means stubbornness.
In the corner we had Niko and Kosta fighting whether they were on Avenue of Americas or 6th Ave, and here’s how it went down:
Kosta– “We’re on Avenue of Americas and we need to go to 6th”
Niko-“No dude, we need to head towards Ave of Americas”
Kosta– “Niko you idiot, we’re on Avenue of Americas…we need to heads towards 6th”
The whole entire time this is going down, my sister Georgia and I are stuffing pretzels down our mouths so these 2 fools don’t hear us laughing at them. News Flash idiots: Avenue of Americas is 6th Ave, read a damn map! Niko and Kosta are not
even the worst part of it all; Greek grandmas are by far, the craziest. If you ever see a little old lady with a black scarf around her head and a cane make sure to move out of way quickly because she will run you over, whether you’re in crutches or a crawling baby. We also abducted my sister’s best friend Logan and made him march with us in the parade. The best part about being friends with a Greek is that you automatically become Greek by association; you have to march with us, dance with us, eat with us, and especially talk like us (even if it’s just the bad words).
…and these are the reasons why I am so proud to be Greek, because I love that Niko and Kosta had no idea 6th and Avenue of Americas were the same, I love crazy old grandmas who run you over and I love abducting Non-Greek people. ζητω η ελλασ! (pronounced as, Zee-toh EE El-las) Long Live Greece!