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Unexpected Receipt

It was Layki Day. And that means, time to refill the fridge with fresh fruits & vegetables from the farmer’s market. Busy, noisy, crowded. And in a fast paced event, one will think it’s normal for vendors not to give out receipts, anymore. That day, I counted only 2 vendors who gave me receipts. To think, I went to 6 stalls. Giving out receipts is very important to the economy. That means the businessman is paying his tax. I support those who do this. It’s amazing to find few of them giving out receipts in farmer’s market. Most of them reason out that they are in a hurry for the other customer so they cannot give you. I can understand that with the recession and with the ‘excessive’ increase in taxes here, one would want to escape paying it properly. But this habit of escaping taxes has been going on for a long time. The Greek government started to be strict only after getting scolded by the EU and MILF organizations in the start of recession. But you see, “old  habits are hard to get rid of.” Sadly, It applies to this country and to its people – strongly.

My post today is to praise this egg vendor that gave out receipts to all of his customers.

I passed 3 vendors before coming to him. When I saw him printing receipts, I decided to check out his eggs and prices. They weren’t bad at all and equally priced with the others. I did not hesitate and bought 10 eggs. In my surprise, he put them in an egg box; where from the other egg vendors, they would be put on plastic bags (and no receipts!) I was so pleased because I could carry my eggs without worries anymore that they will break. Which of course happened several times before.

My beautiful medium-sized eggs in a box! Price: 0.20€ / piece. The eggs are from “free-range” chickens.

Contact this Person:
Krisoulas Kostas
Tel #: 6974358746

My 10 eggs before I made loads of Coconut Macaroons! 😀

How’s your farmer’s market day?