Ever wondered what a Greek person’s new year resolutions include? No, probably not.
Nevertheless I have decided to share some with you anyway. Below are several new years resolutions that I have collected from various Greek sources.
Mine are not included…but one involves getting more control of the TV remote!
A Greek Man’s Resolutions:
- Go to church more…or at least once a year
- Buy a real bouzouki – the tiny child’s replica Yiayia bought just doesn’t cut it
- Learn to play the bouzouki
- Stop skiving off of mum and dad
- Move out from mum and dad’s
- Start using real shampoo instead of olive oil
- Trim the chest hair daily
- Stop having bread, feta cheese, olives, hummus, tzatziki, taramasalata and ouzo with every meal, including breakfast
- Spend more time with the family instead of the car
- Get round to finishing all those DIY projects from years ago
A Greek Woman’s Resolutions:
- Be more conservative at Church – it’s not a fashion show/nightclub…even though they do serve alcohol
- Stop gossiping at Church – especially when the Priest is talking
- Take Yiayia out more – watching Jeremy Kyle on repeat cannot be good for her
- Cook healthier meals with smaller portions – feta cheese does not have to be served with every meal
- Start speaking again to certain relatives
- Learn to forgive (but never forget)
- Stop boasting about how much little Nikos can eat
- Tone down the nagging / start speaking up for oneself (depending
- Learn to ignore the Red Ape when he is in Hulk Mode (see this post for more details: http://ekaterinabotziou.com/2013/01/21/hell-hath-no-fury-like-a-greek-man-scorned/)
- Learn to read the future from Greek coffee cups – it will most definitely come in handy when pre-empting visits from the mother-in-law…
ANY MANY MANY MORE! OPA!