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Proteus 55

Thank you everyone for the excellent replies that are very thought-provoking. The situation is still volatile despite of how it appears right now. For example, the people seem apprehensive and in doubt as to the assurances that a viable solution will be found by the end of the week. It’s more like, wait and see. In the mean time, bank ATMs still dish out 60 euro (or 50 in some cases) while some of those machines are no longer working, which means that pensioners, disabled or other people with special needs have trouble accessing funds. Supposedly some measures will be taken so as to allow the pensioners to draw part of their pension, but even so, there are huge problems with import and export companies; several companies will be forced to close if no solution is found asap. Even the greek fleet (merchant navy) might consider to switch to flags of other countries (to be based elsewhere) if pressurized to pay extravagant sums to support the state. In any case, the ordinary person continues to stock up supplies like mad for the last few days, and there are no visible signs that this situation will be resolved anytime soon, despite what the politicians say. We have to see it to believe it, as the saying goes.

Bushrat, thanks for the excellent advice. It makes sense and seems reasonable under the circumstances to be watchful and not to expose oneself to too many risks; prudence and preparedness is the key. Many people try to accommodate to the new reality but it’s not easy. Besides, they lack funds to prep properly and most of all, like you say, it’s almost too late to gather significant number of provisions in the last moment. But it’s not late to learn to think in the right way. Appreciate the advice. We have to remain positive and focused.