Quote of the Day: Second Thoughts Now Plaguing Greece

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From Iosif Perdikaris, a Greek pensioner who can no longer find insulin at any of his local pharmacies:

“How am I supposed to manage my diabetes without my insulin?” Mr. Perdikaris screamed at the pharmacist.

He said he was starting to regret voting against creditors’ terms for a bailout in last Sunday’s referendum.

“I voted ‘no’ and now look at this,” he said. “I can’t get my medications, and next week we may be using drachmas.”

This is just the start.

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