Declaring it a "Zorba the Greek" moment, tens of thousands of Greek citizens poured out into the streets to celebrate the announcement that a last minute financial reprieve granted by the International Monetary Fund,(IMF), would enable them to continue their proliferate life style whilst others toiled.
If appears that the Greeks, not known to raise a sweat in labor, but known to perspire heavily after Ouzo bouts and frenzied folk dancing, saw their ironic prophesy come true after they announced "The Rich Must Pay" when it became known that years of cooking the government's books and massive giveaways had finally come to an end and bills were due.
According to IMF officials, Britain's share of the bailout will amount to $900M a year for the foreseeable future as Britain is on the hook for 5% of the IMF's 30B ($40.5B) Euros funding for "The Greek Connection."
The low interest 'loan', issued without collateral as there is nothing worth placing a lien on in Greece since Socialists sold off all assets a long time ago, is said to be only a temporary reprieve with '10's of BILLIONS" more needed over the next three years.
Hearing the good news, thousands of Greeks poured out of their homes, denuded the remaining Fig trees of their leaves, slaughtered the remaining lambs, and kicked off a massive street party with free government bought stocks of Ouzo and a complimentary Greek Salad.
Posters of Anthony Quinn as "Zorba" appeared magically around the island, as
Greeks embraced Zorba's devil may care attitude of living for the moment.
The government, in order to placate 89% of the populace, who work in the
public sector, announced 12% raises, a shorter work week, extended vacations to 4 months, and a Costa Rican Health Care plan since the Greeks refused to go to America for treatment after Obama adopted European Health Care Standards.
Facing an upcoming election, UK PM Gordon Brown said that the decision by the IMF might mean the elimination of the $170M Brits paid to China last year for 'humanitarian reason."
George Soros, the left leaning financial manipulator who broke the bank in 1992, said " Brits will just have to 'get off their arse, work longer, harder and forego retirement in the near run!"
Soros is said to be in line to profit big time from the bailout, as he 'went short' years ago on Greek Bonds , and is a big supporter of the theory
that "Only when you have nothing, can you be truly happy." Of course Soros is only talking about people other than himself.
Meanwhile, Ashley Cole was said to have delivered yet another Aston Martin Lagonda to the doorstep of estranged wife Cheryl in hopes of winning her back, and a fleet of custom Mini-Cooper S models to hand out as 'favours' to still adoring (female) fans hounding him as he makes the rounds of late night clubs in London.