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Bad opinion about Polish people - rumour or the truth?


AlicjaP.  
7 May 2007 /  #1
I've been traveling around Europe and talked with many people i have a feeling the general opinion about us is negative.
telefonitika  
7 May 2007 /  #2
i dont have anything negative to say about a polish person never have never will :)
sparrow 2 | 243  
8 May 2007 /  #3
Who cares?
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
8 May 2007 /  #4
I've been traveling around Europe and talked with many people i have a feeling the general opinion about us is negative

I have found the complete opposite in most countries I've been in
alina_petrea - | 1  
8 May 2007 /  #5
Hmm....I am from Romania for example...and I also heard bad oppinions about romanian people...but I don't care....
Traveler  
8 May 2007 /  #6
i have a feeling the general opinion about us is negative.

I've lived in Poland for 3 years and had a horrible experience while living there. Alot of them are unfriendly and been robbed 4 times while living there. I lived in Germany for 5 yrs. and was told that Polish are thieves don't trst anyone and i didn't listen but learned the hard way. I was always friendly to all and trying to speak their language but they prefer not to deal with foreiners. I did meet a few very few nice people.
sparrow 2 | 243  
8 May 2007 /  #7
I don't know where you were, but next time you might want to try a bit less of a ghetto-type-neighbourhood.
Traveler  
8 May 2007 /  #8
I don't know where you were

I lived in Krasnik, Lublin, Pulawy, Swidnik, Radzyn Podlaski, Seidlce and can't really make any difference in my opinion about people in this area.
sparrow 2 | 243  
8 May 2007 /  #9
I'm sorry to hear about your experiences then and that it has changed your views about Polish people. No one hates the Polish criminals more than the Poles themselves as they give us this kind of reputation abroad.

Cheers

Unfortunately i've made similar experiences in Warsaw. I know it's not the whole folk to be blamed for it and it could happen in any other country but it did happen over here. Sorry guys don't mean to put you down.

It happened to me in Poland as well.. and I'm Polish ;)

Basically as a tourist, all the usual applies: Don't look like a tourist. Don't get lost in shady neighbourhoods. Watch for pickpockets in crowded places like metros.

Sorry to hear about it Joan.
ukinpoland 5 | 338  
8 May 2007 /  #10
Im Englsih and had my ipod stolen while I was on the underground in London. Doesnt matter who you are, where youre from, or where you are, people steal all around the world. Why should Poland be any different?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,512  
8 May 2007 /  #11
i caught somebody with their hand in my pocket in madrid metro... it can, and does, happen anywhere
ukinpoland 5 | 338  
8 May 2007 /  #12
i caught somebody with their hand in my pocket in madrid metro

sorry about that Bubba but I just couldnt stop myself
Traveler  
8 May 2007 /  #13
ukinpoland

I didn't say Poles should be different. I just posted my experience in Poland
davidpeake 14 | 451  
8 May 2007 /  #14
caught somebody with their hand in my pocket in madrid metro

maybe there where trying to feel you up bubba and not steal anything at all :)
sparrow 2 | 243  
8 May 2007 /  #15
i caught somebody with their hand in my pocket in madrid metro

Did you pay her?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,512  
8 May 2007 /  #16
it was definately an exciting experience and something i wrote home about
sparrow 2 | 243  
8 May 2007 /  #17
and something i wrote home about

"Dear mom,

I have arrived in Barcelona. The weather is really nice. The food is really good. Thank you for the scarf. People like to fondle my family jewels through my pocket. Say hi to dad for me.

Greetings,

Bubba."

miranda  
8 May 2007 /  #19
Did you pay her?

maybe it was him?
sparrow 2 | 243  
8 May 2007 /  #20
That's why he had to go to Barcelona, so we wouldn't find out... :)
German  
8 May 2007 /  #21
I did meet a few very few nice people.

Bull s.h.i.t. I don’t know where are you come from, but don’t spread stereotypes about Germans and Poles.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,512  
8 May 2007 /  #22
maybe it was him?

it was a him... in madrid... in the depths of the metro... ooohhh... exciting...!
Traveler  
8 May 2007 /  #23
don’t spread stereotypes about Germans and Poles

I'm English and spraeding crap about Poles. By the way I didn't say anything about Germans, did I?
Abgesehen davon glaube ich nicht unbedingt dass du ein Deutscher bist. Deine Reaktion ist fuer eienen Deutschen ziemlich merkwuerdig (kein deutsches keyboard, sorry).

and

and not
miranda  
8 May 2007 /  #24
it was a him... in madrid... in the depths of the metro... ooohhh... exciting...!

lucky Bubba!!!
sparrow 2 | 243  
8 May 2007 /  #25
it was a him... in madrid... in the depths of the metro... ooohhh... exciting...!

You did get his phone# right?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,512  
8 May 2007 /  #26
no... just took mine back... with my wallet...
Patrycja19 63 | 2,700  
8 May 2007 /  #27
I don't know where you were, but next time you might want to try a bit less of a ghetto-type-neighbourhood.

same as in America.. if you move to a bad area, expect trouble.. good area, your
going to have a great experience..its a given..
ola123  
8 May 2007 /  #28
I lived in Germany for 5 yrs. and was told that Polish are thieves

that says a lot about Germans.

I was robbed in London and from now on Ill tell anyone who I meet that english are thieves :-).
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
8 May 2007 /  #29
I was robbed in London

75% chance that the thief wasn't English then !! <smile>

I know the percentage is wrong everybody but I can't be bothered to look up the London census data again
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,512  
8 May 2007 /  #30
gosh... that could do a lot of damage... fortunately nobody listens to you...

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