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Why is Poland so slow; it takes a lot of time to arrange anything here


rickywolves 5 | 3  
10 Feb 2008 /  #1
Just wondering why everything is SO SLOW in poland working here just outside poznan and it took 3 weeks to get a phone line still waiting for the internet after 5 weeks car been in garage 3 weeks even the shop workers are a joke most times.People in general are really nice just always get the answer maybe tomorrow why?????
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
10 Feb 2008 /  #2
Vodka awaits them, priorities man, priorities!! LOL
miranda  
10 Feb 2008 /  #3
you are in small town and things are slower there. Move to a bigger city. You will have better service, more traffic and faster pace of life.
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
10 Feb 2008 /  #4
ust always get the answer maybe tomorrow

And today, I just read an interview with a Polish volleyball player and she was saying the same thing about ... Italians, she also complains she had to install the satelite dish by herself, because she had been waiting too long :)
kioko - | 84  
11 Feb 2008 /  #5
Hi.
Maybe I'm a bit out of toppic, but I find it offencive to write Poland with little p. I don't care much about the rest, I don't always use big letter as well, but this is a country name, ok? Thanks...
zion 16 | 168  
11 Feb 2008 /  #6
you are in small town and things are slower there. Move to a bigger city. You will have better service, more traffic and faster pace of life.

nope I live in the capital and is the same story here plus Poznan is one of the big cities here no small !!!!
Kilkline 1 | 689  
11 Feb 2008 /  #7
it took 3 weeks to get a phone line still waiting for the internet after 5 weeks

Was it with NTL? 3 weeks is quick, and I live in London.
hu_man 6 | 131  
11 Feb 2008 /  #8
it took 3 weeks to get a phone line still waiting for the internet after 5 weeks

I dont know about that i got my internet the next day after ringing them...
plk123 8 | 4,148  
11 Feb 2008 /  #9
Vodka awaits them, priorities man, priorities!! LOL

maybe that is the thing he forgot (to give them).. vodka always speeds things up. :)
finT 12 | 167  
11 Feb 2008 /  #10
Just wondering why everything is SO SLOW in poland

EHHHH! Can I get back to you on that one? How about Thursday........not this Thursday but next Thursday! Actually best make it Friday!
Mufasa 19 | 358  
11 Feb 2008 /  #11
....;P.....
JoGirl - | 8  
12 Feb 2008 /  #12
Just wondering why everything is SO SLOW in poland working here just outside poznan and it took 3 weeks to get a phone line still waiting for the internet after 5 weeks car been in garage 3 weeks even the shop workers are a joke most times.People in general are really nice just always get the answer maybe tomorrow why?????

well.. It could've always been much worser LOL

I was once in the hospital in North part of Maine, waiting for a doctor to see my twisted knie - been waiting in pain for him for over 4 hours.No nurse, no ice on my knie, no painkillers. Call THIS slow!
JacekinLAnNY - | 24  
18 Feb 2008 /  #13
I think thats half of Polands charm... and I like it. Old country living is a different world... better in my opinion
Aneta 1 | 12  
18 Feb 2008 /  #14
Poland is not so bad. Comparing to the latin countries we are sprinters. Try to buy a pack of cigarettes in a store in Italy. You have to wait 10 minutes for the salesman to finish conversation with his neighbour. Once I was waiting a quarter in a bakery in Paris because the owner was teaching the salesgirl how to pack the breads so they would look well.
JuliePotocka 5 | 188  
19 Feb 2008 /  #15
And here, that is called losing a sale, oh my.
LwowskaKrakow 28 | 431  
20 Feb 2008 /  #16
I dont know about that i got my internet the next day after ringing them...

What is the internet company you used in Poland?
Thanks,
polski_zyd 2 | 72  
20 Feb 2008 /  #17
Just wondering why everything is SO SLOW in poland

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It's not too slow, everywhere else is too fast, lol
Keith 2 | 14  
20 Feb 2008 /  #18
That's funny, I was in my Polish lesson two days ago when my teacher (who is Polish, obviously) set us an exercise to do. I took some time to think about it, and the teacher said "Oh Keith, you are so Scottish!..." I asked her what she meant and she said "Scottish people are sooo slow - compared to Polish people you take forever to do anything"

I guess it's just a matter of personal opinion, rather than a national thing.
plk123 8 | 4,148  
20 Feb 2008 /  #19
North part of Maine,

what did you expect in the BFE?

Try to buy a pack of cigarettes in a store in Italy.

the trick in italy is to flash some liras.. service speeds up according to the amount. lol it is true. :)
finT 12 | 167  
21 Feb 2008 /  #20
EHHHH! Can I get back to you on that one? How about Thursday........not this Thursday but next Thursday! Actually best make it Friday!

Hmmm, sorry Ricky but I can't get back to you tomorrow, have a different thread to post on, let me re-schedule, how about I answer your question (checking diary furiously!).....March 15th
OP rickywolves 5 | 3  
22 Feb 2008 /  #21
Yeah thats fine by me will enjoy waiting for your quick response
angel 14 | 86  
22 Feb 2008 /  #22
i think in poland maybe tomorrow never comes. its like the word soon-niedlugo. now soon to me in england means within a few weeks maybe a month or two. but in poland i think niedlugo means -it will happen eventually-no particular time limit -but eventually-so you wait and wait-so frustrating
jones101 1 | 349  
22 Feb 2008 /  #23
Apathy...it is innate to the culture.

It isn't that they can't get things done...they just don't give a damn often.
Magdalena 3 | 1,837  
22 Feb 2008 /  #24
Apathy...it is innate to the culture.

I would respond to that, but I'm too apathetic.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
23 Feb 2008 /  #25
Why do u think the Poles are apathetic? Please give me some examples of where and when jones101
jones101 1 | 349  
23 Feb 2008 /  #26
Jesus are you kidding? Go into any shop or office. It should be clear.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
23 Feb 2008 /  #27
R u Polish?
jones101 1 | 349  
23 Feb 2008 /  #28
No...just here a little while longer enjoying the wonderful weather and superb service!
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
23 Feb 2008 /  #29
Do u get service with a smile?
osiol 55 | 3,922  
23 Feb 2008 /  #30
In the little shop round the corner from my mate's house, I always got service with a smile from the nice lady.

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