For the first time in history, farmer’s market vendors in Greece are obliged to provide receipts for all sales from October 1, 2010. But how many are actually doing it?
At my neighborhood laiki agora, not many. Many have registers but claim the machine is broken or will not automatically give a receipt.
Despite asking for receipts as the “crazy xeni who doesn’t know how things work here,” and irritating vendors to the point of bruising my produce and being on the receiving end of some gesticulating, this is the only receipt I’ve been given. Protos kai monos, much like my view toward marriage.
I didn’t even have to ask for this one; he handed it to me with my change and a smile. Because I believe in rewarding moral behavior and doing the right thing, I’m happy to give him my repeat business.
And in case you’re curious, I bought two white peaches. They were guiltlessly delicious.
*Note: Receipt was intentionally Photoshopped to protect the vendor’s privacy and mine.