No, that’s not a joke.
Once they climbed the crazy mountain of Greek bureaucracy and reached the summit, they faced the quagmire of the bank, where the issue of how to confirm the credit card details of customers ended in the bank demanding that the entire website be in Greek only, including the names of the products.
“They completely ignored us, however much we explained that our products are aimed at foreign markets and everything has to be written in English as well,” said Antonopoulos.
Eventually, Antonopoulos and his associates decided to use foreign banking systems like PayPal, and cut the Greek bank, with which they had been negotiating for three months, from the middle. “It’s their loss, not ours. We eventually solved the problem in just one day,” explained Antonopoulos.
I wonder if it takes that much work to apply for welfare benefits or other entitlements. I’m guessing it doesn’t.
And we wonder why the country’s economy has collapsed. The producers get the rigmarole while the looters have it easy. America, by comparison, has it easy though we are trending ever further towards that sort of bureaucratic excess. We should take a lesson.
The more obstacles between citizens/business and commerce, the less prosperous a society will be.