A heartwarming little snippet from the Greek island of Lefkada.
Puts a whole new slant on the subject of battered women:
The battered woman in question is a tax inspector, and of late (well, for the past few years, actually) the Greek taxman has become ever more avaricious, and has got into the habit of harassing businesses they suspect may not be declaring 100% of their takings (the horror!).
This particular business, a pastry shop specialising in crépes has apparently been targeted repeatedly recently, this time issuing a fine for some minor transgression, and the owner had had enough. So he did what any self-respecting crépe shop owner would do in the circumstances – he emptied two buckets of crépe batter over the heads of the tax inspectors.
The report in the local newspaper is thoroughly sympathetic with the owner of the shop, and makes the point that the business is essentially a tourist business, and has only a short period in which it can make money, and that these are difficult economic times. They say also that according to their information that the shop owner hadn’t infringed any rules.
Tax inspectors were never very popular in Greece, but they have now become the enemy. The government is trying to get blood out of a stone, and as usual it’s the soft targets they are going for.
This isn’t going to end well.