In an attempt to show the EU it is serious about solving its economic woes, new Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has announced the radical policy of adopting an eight day week.
Every day of the week will be shortened to 21 hours, with the total time saved becoming the new eighth day. This will occur between Sunday and Monday and be known as Thetaday.
A year will still consist of 52 weeks, but will be made up of 417 days. It is hoped these extra trading days might create employment and generate valuable extra revenue for the economy. Thetaday will technically still be the weekend, so Parliament will not be in session and employees will not be obliged to work if their employer does decide to open. But if they do it will be double-time.
When asked if this new calendar would mean Greece would gradually drift out of synch with the rest of the world and nature as the week progressed, Mr Samaras admitted it might take some getting used to, "But by 9pm on Thetaday it would have been midnight on Sunday and so it's the start of a new week anyway. I know, it's crazy!"
He continued "These are desperate times and we should take drastic action. By doing this we will create a whole extra day of potential trading so business can employ more people. Although of course, the day is shorter so naturally we have reduced the working day accordingly."
Whilst most people in Greece seem quite taken with the idea, everyone else seems unconvinced. Angela Merkel called it "Having your sausage and eating it... and then eating my sausage."
George Michael admitted he was "a bit confused."