It’s all Greek to me!

A tiddly tale for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers

Θα φτιάξω αμπαζούρ


Gregor was the proud proprietor of an authentic Greek restaurant, so authentic, that his patrons were permitted to smash their plates on the floor at the end of the evening!

His son Sisyphus was tasked with clearing them up, an unpleasant pursuit as some smashers flung them floorward before finishing their kolokithokeftedes or galaktoboureko

Gregor had an idea. Why not turn some of the fragments into lampshades?

Unfortunately, they were rather heavy and occasionally fell from the ceiling giving Sisyphus even more debris to dispose of at the end of the evening.

Then he had another idea …. or perhaps not!


*In case you are wondering what the title means, I’ll make lampshades!

Click Froggie to join in the fun!



PHOTO PROMPT © Jennifer Pendergast

53 thoughts on “It’s all Greek to me!

  1. Suzette Benjamin Mar 8, 2023 / 15:10

    A smashing story, Keith. Love the names of the greek dishes. I have no idea how to pronounce them…lol.

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  2. rochellewisoff Mar 9, 2023 / 15:17

    Dear Keith,

    Poor Sisyphus. He’s doomed to repeat the process, isn’t he? 😉 You made me laugh as always. Pass the dolmas, please.



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  3. Dale Mar 9, 2023 / 15:24

    Ah c’mon Keith! Ya coulda tried harder 😉 My sister is married to a Greek and every Christmas we get a box of kourabiedes. I call them cocaine cookies 😉
    I’m going to ask for a table without chandelier, please…


    • Keith's Ramblings Mar 9, 2023 / 17:28

      You’ve no idea how hard I tried, Dale! I just Googled kourabiedes and I liked what I saw, in fact, I bookmarked the recipe for future use. I just need to add cocaine to the ingredient list – I’m not sure if they sell in my local supermarket though!

      I’ll make sure there’s no chandal near you.

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      • Dale Mar 9, 2023 / 17:44

        I am teasing you, Keith!
        And kourabiedes are delicious. Of course we call them cocaine because of the mounds of powdered sugar. Just remember to NOT inhale as you bring it to your mouth. Not a one of us has NOT choked on it.

        I appreciate it.


  4. plaridel Mar 10, 2023 / 01:13

    with a name like that, i’m afraid the son is doomed to a never-ending task. but a long as it’s good for business, why not? 🙂

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  5. susanrouchard Mar 11, 2023 / 11:35

    Thank you Keith, what a lark. Restaurants are such hard work, need a stern father to keep the free help in check. Wishing you a pleasant weekend.

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  6. elmowrites Mar 11, 2023 / 17:58

    I can’t believe you’re the first story I’ve seen to go for the Greek plate throwing reference. Poor Sisyphus is aptly named but as he gets older he might develop a spot of Oedipus where his Dad is concerned!

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  7. msjadeli Mar 12, 2023 / 23:49

    I love the name of the son with the tough job and bright ideas. Hilarious.

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  8. Bill Mar 14, 2023 / 14:26

    Ah, the never ending struggles of cleaning up other people’s messes. Well done, Keith.

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