Greece Letting IMF Calls Go Straight To Voicemail
THE continuing Greek crisis has reached new and worrying heights as it seems the Syriza-led Greek government is just letting all IMF calls go straight to voicemail.
This development comes just several days after prime minister Alexis Tsipras deferred a €300 million repayment to the IMF until the end of the month.
“I dunno, maybe they were out to lunch or something,” IMF head Christine Lagarde said of her continued attempts to get the Greek government on the phone.
Lagarde however, admitted her frustration at Tsipras firing back several texts detailing how sorry he was to have missed her calls.
“There was a smiley face emoji at the end of them, I can take it in good faith that we simply just miss each other when I call but it’s been 3 days now,” Lagarde added.
The voicemail message itself is rumoured to contain Tsipras shouting ‘can’t talk, sorry, bye’ while out of breath, as if running away from something.
The payment is just a fraction of the €1.6 billion Greece is required to pay back this month and the situation is causing pressure for PM Tsipras as the public is growing tired of a government which rose to power on its promise to ‘rip off the IMF’s head and shit down its neck, while also being fiscally responsible at all time’.
Tsipras has denied he and his government are intentionally avoiding the IMF flurry of calls.
“It is not on purpose that between the hours of 00:00 to 11:59pm we are not in our offices at any time. We’re just busy people,” Tsipras explained as he frantically ripped telephone cords from the walls of his office.
Tsipras went on to hint Greece, in an effort to gather funds, may seek compensation from the majority of western nations for copyright infringement on the Greek invention of modern democracy.