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The kindness of Cypriots

Postby Ozankoy Best Butcher » Tue 13 Aug 2019 3:00 pm

Just want to share this because it was lovely :-)

Our car conked out in Limassol yesterday, we were stuck in a bus stop in 40-odd degree heat and it was the first day of the South side`s equivalent of the "factory fortnight" so everything around us was closed.

We were rescued by a Greek Cypriot fella, whose family it turned out was originally from our village. He helped us get enough water in the car to get it going and took us a friend`s garage, which was closed, it being the first day of the holiday. His friend came though, opened the garage, said he could fix the problem but it would take him a couple of hours. So while our car was being fixed, this chap, Elias, took us to lunch, which he then absolutely insisted on paying for. He then took us back to the garage, where the broken part of the car had been welded and the mechanic refused to take a penny from us, wouldn`t even take it on the premise that it was for his kids. He said "today I did not come to earn money, I came to help", his family was originally from Morphou.

So car fixed, Elias then insisted we follow him to his home, to check the car was ok, but really to drink coffee with his wife and meet his grandchild.

We`ve had a lovely few days clambering around the Troodos for our Bayram break but conking out in Limassol was the highlight and it was lovely to experience people before politics :-)

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Re: The kindness of Cypriots

Postby David » Tue 13 Aug 2019 3:45 pm

Fantastic story
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Re: The kindness of Cypriots

Postby davedee » Tue 13 Aug 2019 4:36 pm

Wonderful post.
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Re: The kindness of Cypriots

Postby Trigger » Tue 13 Aug 2019 5:08 pm

What goes around, comes around

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Re: The kindness of Cypriots

Postby Hedge-fund » Tue 13 Aug 2019 5:49 pm

What a wonderful story.

Heartwarming and I'd love to see it covered in the press.
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Re: The kindness of Cypriots

Postby Cally » Tue 13 Aug 2019 5:56 pm

Restores faith in the human race.... ;;))
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Re: The kindness of Cypriots

Postby lasagne33 » Tue 13 Aug 2019 6:07 pm

Top drawer you reap what you sow in this world so you can rest assured you can count yourselves as lovely people too!
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Re: The kindness of Cypriots

Postby Spud50 » Tue 13 Aug 2019 6:54 pm

Fabulous story. True Cypriot hospitality.
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Re: The kindness of Cypriots

Postby sophie » Tue 13 Aug 2019 8:55 pm

A lovely story and would you believe it, not a politician in sight!!!
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Re: The kindness of Cypriots

Postby Panchocat » Tue 13 Aug 2019 9:39 pm

We had a similar experience when we were week ending in Coral Bay. It was a Saturday and we had punctured a tyre on a drive in the Akamis Peninsula. The hotel said everywhere was closed on Saturday afternoon. We expected to have to drive home on the space saver. The receptionist told us to try a tyre place near the Mall in Paphos. When we arrived they were just closing and they were all dressed up in fancy dress for a charity football match. You are from the other side one said. Yes we are was the reply. My family came from Famagusta he said. They opened up and went to another depot to get the tyre we needed. Did a great job and kept us coffeed up and entertained. Nothing was too much trouble. No hostility, politics or nasty comments. We were very impressed with their attitude and friendliness.
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Re: The kindness of Cypriots

Postby ozankoys » Wed 14 Aug 2019 4:29 am

It is so nice to read a lovely positive post for a change thank you & glad your trip South ended on such a high.
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Re: The kindness of Cypriots

Postby Deniz1 » Wed 14 Aug 2019 5:04 am

Thats how it always used to be until politics got in the way.
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Re: The kindness of Cypriots

Postby ozbey » Wed 14 Aug 2019 5:31 am

Yes, but who elected the politicians, and then continued to re-elect them?
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Re: The kindness of Cypriots

Postby rigsby » Wed 14 Aug 2019 9:40 am

Nice story ,Reminds me of when I helped a TC Taxi driver at the snack shed by the old Larnaca terminal,he had a flat battery and all the other taxi drivers just shrugged and carried on with their day. I got my jump leads out and got him going,his smile was all I needed.
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Re: The kindness of Cypriots

Postby 13roman58 » Wed 14 Aug 2019 11:36 am

ozbey wrote:Yes, but who elected the politicians, and then continued to re-elect them?
their church!
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Re: The kindness of Cypriots

Postby Northumbrian » Wed 14 Aug 2019 11:44 am

Just like being back in Northumberland Karen!!
Great story.
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Re: The kindness of Cypriots

Postby Walesforever » Wed 14 Aug 2019 2:31 pm

Heart warming story Karen
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Re: The kindness of Cypriots

Postby CatalkoyChris » Wed 14 Aug 2019 6:50 pm

Great to hear something so positive for a change
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Re: The kindness of Cypriots

Postby Dotkatz » Sat 17 Aug 2019 6:42 am

Wonderful to hear ... such Cypriot hospitality...
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