Sure, it's a cliché to get the pulse of the city from a cab driver, but when you're in a cab, and the driver is eager to talk about the election (coming this Sunday), the economy, and the future of the Eurozone, why not?
Just hearing about all that is depressing enough, but his assessment of things was terrible.
Athens, he said, is now like a 'ghost city.'
"You don't see anyone smile ... only the crazy people"
"The good days are over," he said, and it sounded like he thought they were over for good.