Tied to the apron strings It is said about Greek men that they never truly get out from the shadows of their mothers.
Greek mamas are a formidable presence in their son’s lives and if you don’t belong to their culture, chances are slim that she would approve of you as her son’s partner.
So if you are on a trip to Greece, you may find men with greased hair and wearing gold chains, following you interminably even after you have made it clear that you want to have nothing to do with them.
On the other hand if he has been having a great night at the bar, he may think nothing of continue to extend the fun to the next day, ignoring any other he many have planned up.
This is not to imply that nobody works in Greece or that there is no work schedule or work culture to speak of – its just that men enjoy living in the moment and extracting every bit of fun as much as possible out from the fleeting second.
So you will find a Greek man flirting outrageously with you, haggling with your over a piece of merchandise with great relish and even losing all he his money by gambling.
At the same time though you can be assured that they will pick themselves up the next day and cheerfully start all over again.