A programmer enters a moderately high brow Greek restaurant in a moderately high brow neighborhood.  The type of neighborhood that fines people for parking in front of the residents’ houses whilst dining at  local restaurants.  He sits down, and waits for his luncheon guests.

Greek Waiter:
Hello and welcome.  My name is Mmmrmpf-Mmmrburgh.

Programmer:
I beg your pardon?

Greek Waiter:
Mmmrmpf-Mmmrburgh.

Programmer:
Um, yes…

(He uses the only Greek name he knows)

Thank you… Nico?

Greek Waiter:
Yes?  Are you waiting for someone?  Can I get you anything?

Programmer:
If I were a beer here, what kind of beer would I be?

Greek Waiter:
I’m sorry sir?

Programmer:
If I were a beer here, what kind of beer would I be?

Greek Waiter:
I’m sorry sir, I can not hear you.

Programmer:
(very loudly)
If I were a beer here, what kind of beer would I be?

Greek Waiter:
No, I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Programmer:
Sorry.  If I wanted to order a beer here, what’s the selection.

Greek Waiter:
Mythos.

Programmer:
Mythos ?

Greek Waiter:
Yes, Mythos.  Mythos beer.

Programmer:
What kind of a beer is Mythos

Greek Waiter:
This is a Greek restaurant.  It’s Greek beer.

Programmer:
But what kind of beer is  it?  Light, dark, made from wheat, extra hoppy?  What kind of beer is it.

Greek Waiter:
It’s the only beer we serve.  Do you want one?

Programmer:
Well, under those circumstances, yes, absolutely, bring me a Mythos beer.

Time passes.  Eventually Nico returns with a tray holding a glass and a bottle of beer.

Greek Waiter:
Your beer sir.

Programmer:
This is Mythos beer?  Why does the label say Hilas?

Greek Waiter:
That’s because Mythos beer comes from Greece.  Hellas is Greek for Greece.

Programmer:
Not Hellas, the label says Hilas.  The back of the bottle says that the brewery was founded in Athens by Nico Hilas, and the beer is named after him.  What happened to the brand of beer you said you were bringing?

Greek Waiter:
Enjoy your Mythos sir.

The other luncheon guests arrive.

Another Programmer:
Trying one of those Greek beers?  Specialty of the house?  What’s it called?

Programmer:
Mythos, they call it Mythos beer.  You should order one.

Another Programmer:
Is Mythos any good?

Programmer:
I don’t know.  They won’t bring me one.  But this other stuff isn’t too bad.

CURTAIN

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