Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Once again this casual observer has noticed a phenomena that has astounded me.  I cannot understand this. 
PEOPLE HERE LIVE LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW. Constantly eating: meats,fried foods, ice cream, lavish cakes what have you.  
Drinking seems to begin mid day and goes on through the night. People drink bottled beer walking the streets.  Corner stores even open the bottle for you. 
Coming home at eleven pm or so the sidewalk cafés are overflowing with European folk in front of large plates filled with delicious food fork in hand.  Multiple glasses filled with Pilsner.  Causally talking with friends on even on weekdays. Can't imagine having to get up and go to work the next day. 
As for smoking, it appears that no one has heard of lung cancer. Harsh hand rolled unfiltered cigarettes are being consumed by beautiful young people constantly.. During conversations they whip out tobacco pouches and roll away.  Not to mention the middle eastern men sitting in groups attached to their hookah amidst fragrant shisha smoke. 
As for bathing it seems the standard of cleanliness is not the same as what I am used to. 
Maybe I am missing out on something. So just deny what the Doctors tell us.  Eat late and often, drink as much alcohol as you can, smoke em as you got em and stay forever young. 

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