*discussing And Then There Were None, BBC’s newish mini-series*
Anthi: Maybe you could stay after our meeting and we will watch that show.
Me: Yeah! It’s three episodes right? Are they each one hour?
Anthi: I think so.
Me: Okay, so we could totally just watch them all, right?
Anthi: *laughs loudly* Oh Tricia, you are so funny!
Dina: What are you doing this weekend?
Me: I’m going to Corinth for that conference.
Dina: Good for you! I’m so happy for you!
Me: I’m happy for me too. And it’s for young evangelicals, so hopefully I’ll meet some…
Dina: *looks at me slowly over her shoulder*
Dina: Oh, Tricia. I will pray. I will tell Argyris to pray.
Dina: I hope you marry a Greek man.
Me: I know.
Lydia: The best way to learn Greek is to use it a lot.
Me: Προσπαθὠ. (I try.)
Lydia: The other best way to learn Greek is to marry a Greek man.
Natasha: *speaks Greek*
Dina: *speaks Greek*
Natasha: Tricia! Did you understand?
Me: Oh…no. I just…it seemed like it was probably funny.
Olga: I’m glad we spent the afternoon working together.
Me: Yeah! It’s nice when you can get to a point with people where you don’t have to say anything.
Olga: Yes! The silence is not awkward.
Olga: So, uh, what are you doing next?
Olympia: What did you buy?
Me: A swimsuit for this weekend.
Olympia: What does it look like?
Me: Well, it’s a black one-piece.
Olympia: What? Why? For modesty?
Me: …No, I just. I don’t like my stomach.
Olympia: Hmm. In Greece, we always wear bikinis.
Me: What, like everyone?
Olympia: Yes. Right now I am covered up. But on the beach, everyone shows everything. It is not a big deal.
Me: Huh. So you’re saying I’m going to look ridiculous in a one-piece?
Me: And I should buy a bikini!?
Olympia: You don’t have to! But that’s what everyone else will be wearing.
Olympia: Oh, but don’t wear shorts above the knee. Non-Christians do, but it’s scandalous.