Sad news out of Greece has reached Spoof headquarters: Greek parents are abandoning their children because of the financial crisis and parents saying that their kids are too expensive.
In the last few weeks many Greek children have been left alone outside schools, kindergardens, etc, with notes tucked in their pockets stating that their parents cannot afford them anymore.
Parallel to this human disaster, the consumption of ouzo has quadrupled in Greece so many parents are choosing ouzo instead of spending money on their kiddie's dinners.
It has become a "catch 22" situation within many Greek families. If they keep the kids they can't afford the booze to drown their sorrows. If they abandon their children they can afford to buy the booze to drown their sorrows.
The corrupt Greek government, who basically caused the crisis, has at least sent out buses to pick up the abandoned children in an effort to at least give them a warm meal and roof over their heads while their parents get plastered.
One drunken mum, Mama Pissitup Papadopilus, wife of a sacked civil servant, gave the following tearful statement: "The government are to blame for my misery and I only have enough Euro's in the week to buy my ouzo and not enough to eat so they must buy my kiddies dinners, not me, also I have no plates to eat off because I threw them at my sister's wedding!" Sad world.