Little white lie...

Trip Start Mar 11, 2005
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Trip End Jun 20, 2005


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Sunday, June 19, 2005

Well today's the day I leave Naxos! Kind of excited about going home, been in Greece for over 3 months now and I've met people on my travels who've been travelling Europe/the world in 3 months! But still I'm wondering if I'm doing the right thing - I'm sure I am, I know I want to go back to college this year and start studying again so now is the right time to go if I want to do that, and I don't think there's much more I could do here that I haven't done already, well, nothing that I'll lose sleep over.

The thing is, (SURELY this is going to be the very last dilemma I'm going to encounter???) the restaurant that came to my rescue when I was living on 2E a day have been so so kind to me, they really want me to be happy and feel comfortable working for them. I can help myself to drinks while I'm working, and they feed me every night. I get along great with all of the staff. There's no way I could've told them or any potential employer that I only needed a job for 3 days for some money to see me ok until I get home. I just didn't expect them to be SO nice. I think after the whole Naxos Camping thing I'd become so bitter and cynical that I expected every Greek who had something to offer to have some scam tucked up their sleeve to follow! I'm meant to be moving into the free accommodation in town today that they've offered me, and rather than just do one and catch the ferry without telling them I'm leaving (because I don't think they deserve to feel like they've been taken advantage of), I've bought an onion. And once I'm done in this internet cafe I'm going to go into the loo and rub it into my eyes. Then go to the restaurant and tell them, without going into detail, that some family crisis has broken loose back home and I have to go back straight away to attend to it. I know they say honesty is the best policy, and it is (sometimes), and I know this is hardly being what you'd call honest, but it at least spares them the same feelings they would feel if they thought they'd been 'had' by someone they thought they could trust which, in my book, is not such a bad substitute. It's the best I can come up with anyway, and when I get my Just Desserts in the future, then everything will balance itself back out and karma will be restored, or whatever....

Ok, I better go and do the whole onion thing. Wish me luck. I'll update later when I arrive at Athens airport - free internet access, YAY!!
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