Pickup lines that might get a ‘yes’ vote

The Washington Post Sunday - - OUTLOOK - By Clare Doody Twit­ter: @clare­doody Clare Doody is a speech­writer with West Wing Writ­ers.

Greece’s econ­omy is close to col­lapse as its lead­ers ne­go­ti­ate with Euro­pean cred­i­tors. Butevenin the face of cri­sis, the party rages on in Mykonos, and protesters are high­light­ing the com­edy in the Greek tragedy with slo­gans such as “Europe with­out Greece is like a party with­out drugs.”

And that’s a good thing, be­cause love waits for no bailout. Here are some pickup lines you might hear on the streets of Athens right now.

Are you a Greek sav­ings ac­count? Be­cause I want to take you home tomy mat­tress.

I hate to see you leave the euro zone, but I love to watch you go.

Call me An­gela Merkel, be­cause I’m wait­ing for you to make the next move.

You can’t spell “aus­ter­ity mea­sures” with­out “me” and “u.”

Un­like the pro­posed bailout pack­age, I can’t stand rejection.

Hey girl, is your name drachma? Be­cause I just keep com­ing back to you.

The na­tional debt bur­den isn’t the only thing crush­ing around here.

Did it hurt? When you fell from the euro zone?

Are you a Greek ATM? Be­cause I’d wait for­ever for you.

These with­drawal lim­its aren’t the only thing I want to take off.

My Ger­man friends bet me I wouldn’t be able to talk to the most beau­ti­ful girl at the bar. Want to use their money to prop up your econ­omy?

Un­like Yanis Varoufakis, I’ll never leave you.

I like my friend­ships like the Greeks like their wel­fare sys­tem: with gen­er­ous ben­e­fits.

Is that a euro in your pocket? Please tellme that’s a euro in your pocket.

KAY NIETFELD/PIC­TURE-AL­LIANCE/DPA/AP IM­AGES

In Greece, ro­mance — and a pop­ulist rejection of the Euro­pean Union’s rul­ing or­der — is in the air.

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