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Do Polish people respect other cultures?


danny dan 2 | 18  
9 Jan 2007 /  #1
:)The troll is back

I've met like 20 diffrent polish people. In diffrent countries(I really like to travel :))
Each one of them criticisez the country in which they travelled or lived. Sometimes they picked on really stupid stuff like the a particular dinner, or stuff like this. I hurd some really mean things coming from polish people connected with a culture. For example they called the Romanians "gipsy"

I think it is a matter of how well you are educated and this to the way youy react. The germans in the same situations behaved like real genlemen, and I regret to say that polish people didn't.

My questin is: Is poland perfect? And if it is, why does everyone leave from it?
ola123  
9 Jan 2007 /  #2
Hi the troll!

First: we write Poland with capital letter.

Second : You are surrounded by people like you :).
andybk  
9 Jan 2007 /  #3
you cant judge a race on 20 people:( there idiots in all walks of life
OP danny dan 2 | 18  
9 Jan 2007 /  #4
you cant judge a race on 20 people there idiots in all walks of life

the thing is that there are 20 diffrent people, with diffrent backgrounds and diffrent situation. just the same reaction: criticizing any culture.

Second : You are surrounded by people like you .

What do you mean?
In which way like me?

Thanks for P
andybk  
9 Jan 2007 /  #5
the thing is that there are 20 diffrent people, with diffrent backgrounds and diffrent situation. just the same reaction: criticizing any culture.

well arnt you criticizing the polish culture so wouldnt that make you no better then the people you criticied here in the first place.
OP danny dan 2 | 18  
9 Jan 2007 /  #6
I don't criticize
I try to understand it. When I go in a country I am amazed with all the new and diffrent things I have to see.

By the way, can you tell me what to do when something like this happens again? I mean what should I say to a guy that says that a certain country is dirty?
andybk  
9 Jan 2007 /  #7
i cant advise you on that, but i find it hard to believe all poles are like that my polish friend isnt racist or thinks bad of any country so i dont know maybe you had a bad luck with the poles you met
iwona 12 | 542  
9 Jan 2007 /  #8
danny dan you talk crap-

I hurd some really mean things coming from polish people connected with a culture. For example they called the Romanians "gipsy"

British people call Irish travellers Gypsy even they are not gypsies.

I think it is a matter of how well you are educated and this to the way youy react. The germans in the same situations behaved like real genlemen, and I regret to say that polish people didn't.

I can take it only a sarcastic remark.

Saying about manners- it is strange but i think that british people have quite bad manners relating to eating.

In Poland if someone invites you for a meal at home or give you some home made cake - even if you don't like it you eat it politely.

English will make faces, moan spit....zero manners.

The same if someone invites you for dinner at home they always highlight how much they have spent on it ...just to make you feel uncomfortable.

By the way, can you tell me what to do when something like this happens again? I mean what should I say to a guy that says that a certain country is dirty?

if it is really dirty ...agree with him.

if it is not...laugh him off....
Frank 23 | 1,183  
9 Jan 2007 /  #9
English will make faces, moan spit....zero manners.

The same if someone invites you for dinner at home they always highlight how much they have spent on it ...just to make you feel uncomfortable.

Iwona...just what sort of circles are you mixing in.........chavs "R" us...perhaps......lol

Maybe I am out of touch with UK living....lol

Come on, all you English on the board...defend yourselves against this serious allegation.....!!
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
9 Jan 2007 /  #10
it is strange but i think that british people have quite bad manners relating to eating

i was going to say exactly the same thing before i saw frank's post... you are obviously mixing with pesant scum...
andybk  
9 Jan 2007 /  #11
Saying about manners- it is strange but i think that british people have quite bad manners relating to eating.

In Poland if someone invites you for a meal at home or give you some home made cake - even if you don't like it you eat it politely.
English will make faces, moan spit....zero manners.

im not quite sure where your getting your cultural info from but i dont think all brits act like that, and like i said you cant judge a race on some terrible exapmples of humans not races :/
iwona 12 | 542  
9 Jan 2007 /  #12
no pehasant and no scums.....average people .

I didn't say that my friends behave like this but i met people behaving like this.....

I think that my post sounded harsh as if these poople were top rough...it is probably difficult to write exactly what I meant.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
9 Jan 2007 /  #13
people who behave in the way you describe iwona are not average people... they are ill mannered... uneducated... ungrateful... peasants...
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
9 Jan 2007 /  #14
For example they called the Romanians "gipsy"

That's because in early 90's Poland was invaded by thousands of Gypsies from Romania, who were begging on the street, sending their kids to steal etc. Many Poles, especially these not very educated thought (and some still think) that all Romanians are like that.

Each one of them criticisez the country in which they travelled or lived.

And read what some Poles here write about Poland. Poles are simply the champions of cmplains and criticizm.
andybk  
9 Jan 2007 /  #15
it all comes down to how your brought up i was bought up with manners and respect for others not many are these days:/, and it has nothing to do about were your from just your influences when your growing up example good or bad.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
9 Jan 2007 /  #16
The same if someone invites you for dinner at home they always highlight how much they have spent on it ...just to make you feel uncomfortable.

I think its their way of saying that you're worth the expenses, you know how some people like to brag, dont feel uncomfortable...some people are modest and on the flip side some people are not...

home made cake

I would be very surprised in England if I got home made cake......:)
Frank 23 | 1,183  
9 Jan 2007 /  #17
I would be very surprised in England if I got home made cake...

Well not if you mixed in the Womens Institute circles Amathyst....and if you did, then its too late........"Pass me the knitting pattern..Mabel"..........Amathyst mutters, whilst maneouvring her zimmer frame......:)
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
9 Jan 2007 /  #18
Cheeky sod....and BTW I can bake....

Yes Frank, I treat my friends to home made fruit scones..and none of them have died from eating them yet..:)
Frank 23 | 1,183  
9 Jan 2007 /  #19
Yes....but they were Polish friends........to embarassed to say anything....lol
iwona 12 | 542  
10 Jan 2007 /  #20
Amathyst,

Al least you know what I meant.
I didn't want to be rude or offend anyone.Just little examples....and you have the same in Poland some people are rude with mo manners.

think its their way of saying that you're worth the expenses, you know how some people like to brag, dont feel uncomfortable...some people are modest and on the flip side some people are not...

I think you are right.
It is maybe a little culture clash.....

I would be very surprised in England if I got home made cake......

very true......:)

And you have so many cooking books.......
I bake semtimes English and Polish cakes-both.
I got for Christmas Delia Smith book and some recipes there are deliciousthere.

Well not if you mixed in the Womens Institute circles Amathyst....and if you did, then its too late........"Pass me the knitting pattern..Mabel"..........Amathyst mutters, whilst maneouvring her zimmer frame

:) :) :)sounds bit like from Agatha Christie books....
truebrit 3 | 196  
12 Jan 2007 /  #21
In Poland if someone invites you for a meal at home or give you some home made cake - even if you don't like it you eat it politely.
English will make faces, moan spit....zero manners.

The same if someone invites you for dinner at home they always highlight how much they have spent on it ...just to make you feel uncomfortable.

Dear Iwona,
I think you need to mix with some decent English people-there are many of us! I know people like you describe-mostly less intelligent,more ignorant people-definitely not 'average' as you say.
iwona 12 | 542  
13 Jan 2007 /  #22
I probably mixed with different people and I didn't say that all English are like that but....some are.

It seems that I touched some delicate point here.

I met more people with bad manners in UK during my 4.5 years than I met in Poland during my 30 years. And even those uneducated less inteligent people I met in Poland had mostly good manners.

not 'average' as you say.

I depends what someone means by average....people working ( admin jobs) living in their own houses...I would describe them as average
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
13 Jan 2007 /  #23
And you have so many cooking books.......

People have a tendancy to buy them and then use them to decorate the kitchen....a case of oooooooo look at me I can cook...hmmmmm personally I dont need a cook book my are handed down recipies.

As for the rude thing, just try and ignore it even the most educated of English can be fuss pots and forget their manners, like you say its a culture thing we used to be a nation that wouldnt complain about service and food now its our main pass time...
iwona 12 | 542  
13 Jan 2007 /  #24
I also quite like handed down recipes. I prefer someone's recipe who already did it and was good that trying from books.

it is sometimes more diffcult to write ( than to say ) what I mean without offending other people.
I would not like to make impression that I mix with so awful people here or that I came here, live here and moan about local people.

it is probbaly more that I like observing people in general and notice little things.

And it is exactly what you said manners don't always go with money or education.

I know one family in Poland poor, not educated but their children behaviour is so good.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
13 Jan 2007 /  #25
I know one family in Poland poor, not educated but their children behaviour is so good.

Like I said money does not = good manners, it's how we are brought up in the home from day one.

it is sometimes more diffcult to write ( than to say ) what I mean without offending other people.
I would not like to make impression that I mix with so awful people here or that I came here, live here and moan about local people.

Dont worry about it, people like to make something out of nothing. I think you probably mix with normal people who are sometimes a little inconsiderate as are all people from time to time....moan away I do about the way some British act when they're abroad...total pigs...:)
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
13 Jan 2007 /  #26
last time i was in poland i got reprimanded for keeping my cigarette in my mouth whilst offering a light to someone else...
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
13 Jan 2007 /  #27
Come on BubbaWoo it doesnt look very nice does it...
miranda  
13 Jan 2007 /  #28
last time i was in poland i got reprimanded for keeping my cigarette in my mouth whilst offering a light to someone else...

how could they, he, he???
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
13 Jan 2007 /  #29
Come on BubbaWoo it doesnt look very nice does it...

strewth mate... i was like *do you want a light or not...?*
Lee_England  
13 Jan 2007 /  #30
English will make faces, moan spit....zero manners.

Come on this is rediculous, have you ever actually met any English people??, even the rudest of foul mannered council estate chavs wouldn't act like that.

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