Greek Gods Quit Over Greece's Financial Crisis

Funny story written by Charpa93

Monday, 17 May 2010

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Greek Gods Leave Greece in Ruins

Delphi, Greece - The spirit of Apollo has reportedly appeared at the ruins of Delphi and has brought a troubling message from many of the Greek gods, "we quit." Many who witnessed the brief appearance by Apollo could not believe what they were hearing. In fact, many of them believe the apparition actually said "wee kwit," but soon realized that didn't make any sense. Besides, once Apollo continued his message, there was no mistaking what he said.

"We gods are angry, angrier than usual, and it is because of the blame you Greeks continually heap on us for the problems you make for yourselves." Getting even more personal, Apollo continued, "sure, when things were going good for you, we got a nod or two, but you basically were so busy patting each other on the back, you failed to recognize where the good stuff came from. But as soon as things started heading south, guess who got the blame. Yup, it was us gods."

The apparition got up and moved from one large outcropping of rocks to another and continued. "You people are lucky we gods are just going away quietly. You obviously have no clue as to how powerful we are. Take our cousin Odin up there in the north. The Icelanders started bellyaching about their financial woes and heaping it on the Norse gods thinking they had every right to do so. Well, Odin has always had a bad temper and it got to the point where he didn't want to hear any more bellyaching and he did something about it. You think that volcano blew just on its own? You have another thing coming to you," said Apollo angrily.

"Atlas made a good point at the meeting of the gods we held last Friday. He told us, 'I'm tired of us having to hold up our end of the bargain all the time. It's time to take the weight of their worries off our shoulders and let them see how hard a job it really is.'"

And with that, Apollo disappeared and hasn't been heard from since. Most Greeks upon hearing the news just shrug it off as a bunch of hysterical people trying to make a bad situation worse, but several are admitting that they can feel it in the air. Many of them feel something is missing, but they can't quite put their finger on it.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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