Being pestered !

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Being pestered !

Post by The Grocer » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:48 pm

This morning I spent 45 minutes having coffee on the square in Kalamata whilst waiting for an appointment with...............
I was "pestered" TWELVE TIMES" by gypsy beggar children, music players,people selling items........!!!!

WHY do cafe owners not stop this,

The local authority could easily deal with this also by making sure street sellers are licensed
and even having an area in the square set aside for "adhoc" licensed sellers.....

A morning coffee a Kalamata spoilt.....

Whilst I am having a moan, I also counted as many bicycles being ridden across the
paved area on the square as I did on the cycle lane! How long before a child gets
hit by a peddle cyclist ?

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Re: Being pestered !

Post by The Real Stoupaman » Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:59 pm

Absolutely spot on Grocer!

It is impossible to have a nice, peaceful coffee in Kalamata without being pestered to death by these people.
"Oh How We Danced...." blasted in your eardrums whilst attempting a conversation with your loved one is very annoying!

We had one of the sellers asking us if we wanted some sunglasses - a quick point to show him that we were already wearing some, then "well do you want a watch"? - another point to my wrist to show him that I also had one of these items too.
The list, as you say goes on and on!!

No wonder a barrage of abuse sometimes comes out at them!

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Re: Being pestered !

Post by zorbas2 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:23 pm

This is a symtom. We all should look also at the causes and not try to heal the symtoms only...
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Re: Being pestered !

Post by The Grocer » Sun May 03, 2015 2:09 pm

Just an update. I also e-mailed the local authority in Kalamata regarding this issue, not really expecting a reply. To my amazement they did actually reply and recognised the problem, however as you can guess "its not their remit"....it is the remit of the police to deal with this situation.....

Oh well, I tried, guess next time I stop on the square for a coffee I'll have to take "Rosie Rottweiler" with me, she'll keep them at bay !

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Re: Being pestered !

Post by Pete » Sun May 03, 2015 5:03 pm

....appointment was with your anger management counsellor I take it?

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Re: Being pestered !

Post by accystanred » Mon May 04, 2015 11:38 am

Pete wrote:....appointment was with your anger management counsellor I take it?
Talk about Statler and Waldorf!!!
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... aldorf.jpg

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Re: Being pestered !

Post by Donaldo » Mon May 04, 2015 3:24 pm

This might come across be a tad unsympathetic with your problem but, as a matter of interest, are any of these "pests" stocking electric, tennis racquet type, bug swatters this year!!!

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Re: Being pestered !

Post by The Grocer » Mon May 04, 2015 3:50 pm

Sorry Donaldo I did not let them hang around long enough to look!
However they are available in JUMBO in Kalamata

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Re: Being pestered !

Post by Donaldo » Mon May 04, 2015 5:48 pm

Thanks Grocer……..of course, Jumbo, if they don't have it it's not worth having!!!

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Re: Being pestered !

Post by The Grocer » Wed May 06, 2015 12:44 pm

We sorted them today !!!!!

(see link)

http://greek-dog-rosie.blogspot.gr/2015 ... -them.html

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