35 Signs You Were Raised By Greek Parents

    "Μην τολμήσεις!"

    1. You have the cleaning standards of a five-star hotel.

    2. And you think Viakal is God.

    3. When you accidently walk on the floor mama just mopped.

    4. Walking barefoot on marble floors means you'll get a sore throat.

    5. You genuinely believe in the curse of the evil eye.

    6. Knocking on wood is a reflex.

    7. As is doing your cross.

    8. You have at least five icons of the Virgin Mary around the house.

    9. You were always reminded of the "shoe-less" struggle your ancestors went through in the past.

    10. The “You know that is a Greek word...” commentary started before you could speak .

    11. You went to Greek school and hated it but appreciate it now.

    12. Your name's day is way more important than your birthday.

    13. The world stops if you forget to Skype your parents at least once a day.

    14. Your friends think you're always arguing when you speak Greek.

    15. Your mama used a range of punishment tools including: a flip-flop, a wooden spoon and a fly swat.

    16. Dramatic hand gestures don't faze you.

    17. In fact, you talk with your hands.

    18. Marriage is the best gift to your parents.

    19. You discovered garlic breath when you left home at 18.

    20. You were told to always be patriotic.

    21. On spartan levels.

    22. You add olive oil to absolutely everything.

    23. The olive oil at the bottom of the salad is reserved for serious bread dunking.

    24. You force feed your guests.

    25. The excitement when you haven't had mama's cooking for a while.

    26. You had to call every relative to wish them "xronia polla".

    27. You were never allowed to leave the house without a cardigan.

    28. This is Easter.

    29. You grew up knowing there's no summer like a Greek summer.

    30. When you were a kid, your parents warned you that if you drowned in the sea, they'd kill you.

    31. You keep count of how many times you go to the beach.

    32. Your parents always fear that someone will spike your drink.

    33. You party hard.

    34. You're always loud and proud

    35. ...Because every malaka wishes they were Greek like you.