The Best Cyprus Community

Skip to content


Does pinching flowers pay?

Feel free to talk about anything that you want.

Re: Does pinching flowers pay?

Postby Tim Drayton » Mon May 15, 2017 10:07 am

CBBB wrote:This has been going on for years and they make good money because they sell the flowers in bazoukia and cabarets for the patrons to buy for their "girlfriends" or to throw at the "artistes".

There used to be one in Nicosia that was convicted of stealing flowers from cemeteries, I am not sure what his punishment was.


Conviction? Interesting. It is hard to believe that they would take it that far in Cyprus.
User avatar
Tim Drayton
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 8226
Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:32 am
Location: Limassol/Lemesos

Re: Does pinching flowers pay?

Postby CBBB » Mon May 15, 2017 11:18 am

Tim Drayton wrote:
CBBB wrote:This has been going on for years and they make good money because they sell the flowers in bazoukia and cabarets for the patrons to buy for their "girlfriends" or to throw at the "artistes".

There used to be one in Nicosia that was convicted of stealing flowers from cemeteries, I am not sure what his punishment was.


Conviction? Interesting. It is hard to believe that they would take it that far in Cyprus.


He must have taken the flowers from the grave of someone important.
User avatar
CBBB
Leading Contributor
Leading Contributor
 
Posts: 11435
Joined: Tue May 20, 2008 1:15 pm
Location: Centre of the Universe

Re: Does pinching flowers pay?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Mon May 15, 2017 9:50 pm

Excuse me, but if those flowers had been picked and laid by a graveside to *die*, then I don't see the problem if someone comes along and recycles them. After all, the Church gives away the flowers after the epitaphio for precisely that reason. They have done their job and then are recycled, used again!

The mourners have their moment of feeling good that they have taken flowers to their beloved's grave and the job has been done. No problem if someone later removes them from on top of the dead - a victim-less crime?

Anyway, why convict someone for taking flowers under such circumstances? Are they better left to die and others grown in greenhouses to sell on?

And, what about those fisherman that go in the sea and take the fish that belong to everybody and then sell them on? huh!
User avatar
GreekIslandGirl
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 8954
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:03 am

Re: Does pinching flowers pay?

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon May 15, 2017 10:02 pm

...in any case, likely the same person can make an honest living, even in graveyards, rather than picking graves because it is convenient.
User avatar
repulsewarrior
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 7609
Joined: Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:13 am
Location: homeless in Canada

Re: Does pinching flowers pay?

Postby Pyrpolizer » Mon May 15, 2017 11:20 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:Excuse me, but if those flowers had been picked and laid by a graveside to *die*, then I don't see the problem if someone comes along and recycles them. After all, the Church gives away the flowers after the epitaphio for precisely that reason. They have done their job and then are recycled, used again!

The mourners have their moment of feeling good that they have taken flowers to their beloved's grave and the job has been done. No problem if someone later removes them from on top of the dead - a victim-less crime?

Anyway, why convict someone for taking flowers under such circumstances? Are they better left to die and others grown in greenhouses to sell on?

And, what about those fisherman that go in the sea and take the fish that belong to everybody and then sell them on? huh!


GIG we don't just throw them on the grave. This is only done at the day of the funeral.
We put them in vases with water, and they stay fresh all night.
It's basically stealing but if someone doesn't have any better way of surviving i don't care, let him take them.
User avatar
Pyrpolizer
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 9085
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:33 pm

Re: Does pinching flowers pay?

Postby Get Real! » Mon May 15, 2017 11:59 pm

User avatar
Get Real!
Forum Addict
Forum Addict
 
Posts: 40449
Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:25 am
Location: Nicosia

Re: Does pinching flowers pay?

Postby HDP5 » Tue May 30, 2017 2:34 pm

It's very sad people steal flowers from graves. We have had many flowers and living plants, which are watered and looked after seveal days a week, taken from my Papou's grave in Larnaca.
HDP5
New Member
New Member
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:07 pm

Re: Does pinching flowers pay?

Postby supporttheunderdog » Wed May 31, 2017 4:30 pm

User avatar
supporttheunderdog
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 8191
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:03 pm
Location: limassol

Re: Does pinching flowers pay?

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed May 31, 2017 4:54 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:An absolute disgrace - shameful behaviour

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/angry-dad-captures-moment-confronted-10534790


Agreed. It is a disgrace regardless of where it happens.
User avatar
Tim Drayton
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 8226
Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:32 am
Location: Limassol/Lemesos

Re: Does pinching flowers pay?

Postby Get Real! » Wed May 31, 2017 7:19 pm

It’s a fact of life that for every 100 people born on the planet a certain percentage will end up losers engaging in such and much worse acts.

What determines “loserhood”, or "loserness" or “losership” if I may invent some words, is a complex socioeconomic (and perhaps genetic) factor worthy of research.

And that’s as far as I’m taking it… :lol:
User avatar
Get Real!
Forum Addict
Forum Addict
 
Posts: 40449
Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:25 am
Location: Nicosia

PreviousNext

Return to General Chat

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest