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Delivery Man in Athens Antique Shop Mesmerizes with his Piano Skills

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The delivery guy who turns out to be a skilled piano player. Credit: YouTube still

A delivery man brought two coffees to an antique shop in Athens, saw a piano, and then sat down and played, mesmerizing everyone in the place.

The incident took place at the Paliosynithies antique shop in the Tavros neighborhood in Athens a few days ago.

The owners were impressed by the man’s talent and recorded his impromptu performance. The video of the talented piano player then went viral, garnering tens of thousands of views.

Who is this man with amazing piano skills?

A Facebook member researched the talented piano player who delivers coffee and found out some information about him.

Yiannis Vasalakis wrote about the talented young man: “His name is Lefteris, he is 23 years old and he is completely self-taught on the piano! He learned to play by listening to videos on YouTube and practicing on the pianos at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (Cultural Center)!”

Vasalakis regrets that young people with such talent cannot find a space to create and perform music. Instead, as he notes, they are forced to become delivery boys “with no insurance, no bonuses, no nothing…”

Insecurity in e-food delivery sector

In September, the Greek food delivery giant Efood, sent messages to 115 of its drivers threatening not to renew their contracts unless they joined the company as freelancers, potentially accepting no benefits and less stable employment, or losing their jobs.

The message provoked demonstrations by the employees and shocked reactions on social media, with users going so far as to delete the Efood app from their phones and leave poor ratings for the service online.

Many social media users and union leaders in Greece said that they considered the message a form of “blackmail,” shocked that the company would treat its workers this way after delivery drivers faced difficult conditions during the pandemic when food orders increased exponentially.

Several social media users commented that employment opportunities for young Greeks are limited. Although the rate of unemployment is gradually falling, the problem has haunted Greece since the beginning of the economic crisis — an issue that has become worse during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The unemployment rate in Greece fell to 13% of the workforce in September 2021. However, in the 15-24 age group, the unemployment rate is at 28%, among the highest in Europe.

 

 

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