Cyprus Isn’t Calm, It’s Paralyzed…(Coming To A City Near You!!)
Mar 28 2013
The buzzword for the Cyprus story this morning is “calm.”
Despite banks reopening today, there was no panic, just a few long lines scattered among packs of journalists.
A better word, though, might be “paralyzed.”
We just spoke by phone with George Christodoulou, manager of Press Cafe, a coffee shop on the main drag in Nicosia’s Old City.
He repeatedly said that everyone is worried. They’re worried about their jobs, their pensions, their livelihoods — everything.
You don’t need to riot in the street to express fear.
As he quipped to us, “Business is a bit strained right now.”