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You know you have been living in poland too long when....


SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
12 Sep 2008 /  #1
You think you understand bureaucracy.
hu_man 6 | 131  
12 Sep 2008 /  #2
You stop noticing the p*ss stained crazy people on the tram
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
12 Sep 2008 /  #3
when you...

You wonder what all the fuss about the credit crunch is???

Don't mind the rain (In Ireland I hate rain, it rains all the time).

Forget ever having seen an ugly woman.

Think anyone with long hair is a woman.

Whisper when you talk.

Get used to everything being made of concrete.

When you go to your home town and drive on the left you feel in danger of crashing, it frightens the bejazus outa me.
southern 75 | 7,096  
12 Sep 2008 /  #4
You know you have been living in poland too long when....

you start driving Fiat Polski.
bolek 6 | 330  
13 Sep 2008 /  #5
your relatives and family don't talk to you because
your money has run out!
randompal 7 | 306  
13 Sep 2008 /  #6
..it finally dawns on you that politics and democracy arer a farce, that there is no such thing as an honest politician, that none of them are interested in your "plight", and that they are all crooked sneaks who are interested in inflating their wallets and egos.
michaelmansun 11 | 135  
13 Sep 2008 /  #7
You know you have been in Poland too long when you begin to think that is the only place to live in the world.

When you begin to understand Polish and every 3rd word is Kurwa.

When you start looking into buying monthly bus passes.

When you stop saying "Good day" to strangers because they look at you funny when you speak to them.

When you start carrying a shopping bag with naked girls on it...like everyone else.

When the smell of pigeon droppings after a rain doesn't bother you anymore.

When you begin to think that pigeons are the only bird in the world.

When you stop noticing the Romanian gypsy beggars.

When you miss the milk bars.

When you sign up for ZUS.

When the sound of tramcars doesnt bother you anymore.

When you stop giving money to pijaks on the street.

When you start drinking ACE wine.

When you begin to think that zlotys should be accepted around the world.

When you prefer to speak Polish instead of English.

When you start dreaming in Polish.

When you start giving gifts to your landlord.

When you begin thinking that Hel is a hotspot to visit during the summer.

When the sound of English spoken on the streets irritates you.
finT 12 | 167  
13 Sep 2008 /  #8
......you get absolutely trashed on 2 pints!
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
13 Sep 2008 /  #9
When you start carrying a shopping bag with naked girls on it...like everyone else.

I have nevber seen that in Poland - got any examples?
polishgirltx  
13 Sep 2008 /  #10
lol...i like this thread....
Lir  
13 Sep 2008 /  #11
Yes, I have to admit so do I .......makes me smile sometimes.

:)
Franek 8 | 271  
13 Sep 2008 /  #12
When you realize the good things that you left behind at home
Lir  
13 Sep 2008 /  #13
So go on, list them then :)
polishgirltx  
13 Sep 2008 /  #14
i used to see many of them in the 90s... older drunk guys could buy them in a store to put their vodka in it... lol.... is it still going on??
Lir  
13 Sep 2008 /  #15
older drunk guys could buy them in a store to put their vodka in.

That is so funny ! I have to admit I needed something to make me smile today and that just hits the spot :)

Do the older drunk women get bags with naked men on them then ?

Haha !
polishgirltx  
13 Sep 2008 /  #16
Do the older drunk women get bags with naked men on them then ?

no, that's why you would have never seen me with one of those... lol
Lir  
13 Sep 2008 /  #17
Lol...... I wouldn't have minded one of those. It may be a collectors item in a couple of decades........

Wondering what nationality are the naked women on the bags ? :)
telefonitika  
13 Sep 2008 /  #18
When you realize the good things that you left behind at home

but you bring some across with you just to have that moment again ....
Franek 8 | 271  
13 Sep 2008 /  #19
So go on, list them then :)

Three bedroom homes with two car garages and two baths
A decent wage where one can live comfortable
Full shelves of any kind of food from other countries
Two or three cars in one family
Good health care ( For anybody disabled or over 65>>>FREE
Safe streets in white neighborhoods
Polish picnics, Polka parties
The beaches
the great lakes
SARAH PAULIN HE HE
The Jewish corned beef sanwiches,New York Cheese cake

HO HUM YOU WANT MORE?
opts 10 | 260  
13 Sep 2008 /  #20
After reading the above posts, I realized that my dreams of retiring in Poland were foolish. That I will not recapture the way of living from yesteryears.

That Poland has become a Western country.
Lir  
13 Sep 2008 /  #21
HO HUM YOU WANT MORE?

So best stay where you are then I suppose ? :)

Are you over 65 then ?

:)
Wroclaw Boy  
13 Sep 2008 /  #22
When you just dont care anymore when it takes days and days to complete the simplest office visiting related tasks which would normally take five minutes back home.

When you look forward to driving.
Franek 8 | 271  
13 Sep 2008 /  #23
Are you over 65 then ?

YEP!< PANI LIR;
My answer is yes to all of your questions..From what my Father told me about HIS poland, always inspired me to want to visit..But what I see on this Forum, I have lost all desire to visit that place.

Spi tam zbogem mala drzewczyna
polishgirltx  
13 Sep 2008 /  #24
But what I see on this Forum, I have lost all desire to visit that place.

it's foolish to believe in everything on this forum... you should go to PL and see yourself.... and then tell us what YOU think ...
Wroclaw Boy  
13 Sep 2008 /  #25
you should go to PL and see yourself.... and then tell us what YOU think ...

I'll second that
Dice 15 | 452  
13 Sep 2008 /  #26
You know you have been living in poland too long when....

1. ...you start eating sandwiches for breakfast
2. ...you eat dinner at 4 pm.
3. ...you start measuring distance in the number of buses you need to take to get there
4. ....Isusu is you dream car, but you could never afford one anyways
5. ... you have pork and potatos for dinner every night (or rather day)
6. ... your "apartment" is a size of an average walking closet and you live there with 3 generations of your family
Uncle Bob 2 | 82  
13 Sep 2008 /  #27
I quite like sandwiches for breakfast
Somerled 5 | 93  
13 Sep 2008 /  #28
You start to understand the graffiti.
McCoy 27 | 1,269  
13 Sep 2008 /  #29
you find it strange that some people are excited about taking photos with maly fiat
Uncle Bob 2 | 82  
13 Sep 2008 /  #30
Come to think of it, when you actually like putting fruit flavoured juices in your beer you know it's well and truly time to leave

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