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The strangest things in Poland


YANTA  
3 Dec 2006 /  #121
I woudlent say the "times are changeing" thing for multicultralism in poland is a good thing. Its a complete failure. Poland needs to learn from russia on this topic!

poland for poles!
KURRRWA  
5 Dec 2006 /  #122
Kapusta with everything,

Kapusta with mexican food (hahahah i live next to mexico)

Kapusta with chinese food
krysia 23 | 3,057  
5 Dec 2006 /  #123
But hey, you can't complain for constipation.
miranda  
5 Dec 2006 /  #124
oops
macius  
5 Dec 2006 /  #125
Some Polish car owners take their batteries home for the night in the hopes their cars won't be stolen. PP
sledz 23 | 2,250  
5 Dec 2006 /  #126
Its sounds like Chicago
krysia 23 | 3,057  
5 Dec 2006 /  #127
I heard some even take the steering wheel off at night.
i_love_detroit 1 | 69  
5 Dec 2006 /  #128
You mean Chicago or Poland? I assure you nothing like that happen in Poland :)
Dora 2 | 29  
5 Dec 2006 /  #129
What a great thread... I'm smiling now!:)

You know the shopping every day for groceries, bread, meat, veggies, etc. I believe this is all of Europe. Everywhere I have been it is like that. The refrigerators are small and apartments are small - no where to store your things especially in the city. I know, cause I lived in the city!

I noticed a smell in the air too... but I thought this was from the wood or coal used for fires in the winter.

I love hearing the roosters in the morning...

Pizza with corn, cucumbers and tzaziki sauce. That was a new one for me.

Oh yes and the locking thing... but I'm used to that. We lock everything ALL THE TIME here. Metro DC area. I would never leave my car unlocked or my home.

You cannot sit on concrete or any cold surface... this will chill your bones & you will get sick!

I'm sure I will think of a few more....
Varsovian 92 | 634  
6 Dec 2006 /  #130
I have a little fridge, but a big larder - could double as a bedroom if my wife got serious with her threats!
Kubelek  
9 Dec 2006 /  #131
"Or when writing a name, they put last name first. In US you put your first name first."
Only on official documents, where it's a requirement

Otherwise the name comes first.

Many ppl take their car batteries home during winter to recharge them overnight. I haven't seen anybody take their steering wheel home, but there are plenty of locks you can put on it.

I never payed attention to corn on pizzas in US. I take your word for it that it wasn't there. Hard to believe. I like corn on my pizza, tastes good with ketchup :)
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
9 Dec 2006 /  #132
when writing a name, they put last name first.

yeah, weird... i noticed that my partner signs his name with surnmane first...
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
9 Dec 2006 /  #133
Excuse me!!! They are removing car batteries in Chicago?!!!
What shady neigborhood is it???
Funny. :(
sledz 23 | 2,250  
9 Dec 2006 /  #134
I actaually have had a couple of batteries stolen over the years along with a few
car stereos. Not in the Polish neighborhoods though
Lee-UK  
10 Dec 2006 /  #135
The strangest thing I saw in Poland were the fake police cars at the side of the road!. They fooled us, we was doing about 90 mph driving from zamosc and we saw one, it looked real from a distance but then when we got close we found it was made of card board!!

RE: The clapping on planes.

I travel between London and Spain / Portugual on Ryan air flights, people clap after landing on those too.
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
10 Dec 2006 /  #136
There are fake police cars in The USA and people clap after landing. There is nothing weird about the two.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
10 Dec 2006 /  #137
driving from zamosc

Hey, true!!! I saw a cardboard police car on the same stretch of road not long ago too!!

This is how they do it in the US:



bolo 2 | 304  
10 Dec 2006 /  #138
Speaking of the police, here is a Polish police dog:
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
10 Dec 2006 /  #139
too funny!!!!!!!!!
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
10 Dec 2006 /  #140
I have been to Poland twice, the first time no one clapped but this time both ways they clapped, I dont get it I have travelled to my countries and never come across the whole clapping thing.

This doesnt come under strange things, it comes under damn right rude things, do Polish people have an aversion to personal space?? and at the airport - both in Liverpool and Wroclaw I found the people queuing were rude to a point where I was actually starting to lose my temper they were trying to push infront and getting a bit too close, if I didnt have Polish friends I can honestly say I wouldnt have a good opinion of Poles, but the Polish people I know are very nice.

Also bad service this must be a regional thing because in Wroclaw the service was brilliant, they were very helpful in the stores and in the restaurants they were there at the table as soon as you sat down.
espana  
10 Dec 2006 /  #141
who the man or the pig?
miranda  
10 Dec 2006 /  #142
fisz is off today, so come back on Monday
fxx  
10 Dec 2006 /  #143
In Poland your neighbours know more what's going on in your and your family life than you do. So if your wife is cheating on you and you don't have a hard proof, ask your neighbours and they will confirm/deny with 100% accuracy.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
11 Dec 2006 /  #144
So what did they say about your wife? :)
iwona 12 | 542  
11 Dec 2006 /  #145
In Poland your neighbours know more what's going on in your and your family life than you do. So if your wife is cheating on you and you don't have a hard proof, ask your neighbours and they will confirm/deny with 100% accuracy.

In England even more.....

In Poland your neighbours know more what's going on in your and your family life than you do. So if your wife is cheating on you and you don't have a hard proof, ask your neighbours and they will confirm/deny with 100% accuracy.

Amathyst not all polish people do it. I am always quite aware about my space.I don't like strangers to stand too close to me.

I think it comes from our history a bit- crisis times, nothing in the shops, queing everywhere.....i( that is why maybe people stand so close so noone will jump in front of them?) I hope this will change slowly.

I was at Tesco few weeks ago and there was young girl there who jumped in the queue in front of the older bloke ( both English)- They got both so agitated , made me little smile. This girl broke so important rule like proper queueing.....
sledz 23 | 2,250  
11 Dec 2006 /  #146
This girl told me that when she went to Poland and was at the airport coming home
it was snowing and instead of plows they had a bunch of guys with shovels clearing
the runway.
I wonder if she was just messin with me but she does go there a couple of time a year.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
11 Dec 2006 /  #147
fisz is off today, so come back on Monday

Yes...I'm back. I have no clue what "who the man or the pig" means. This person isn't good at making sense.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
11 Dec 2006 /  #148
Elementary my dear FISZ, elementary. :) I think that it has something to do with the post 163 and 164. :)

But you are right, this person isn't good at making sense. :) Those writing skills remind me of somebody, hmmm...
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
11 Dec 2006 /  #149
Yes.... I see the posts now. HA HA no sense.
hhaha  
11 Dec 2006 /  #150
Poland is so obsessed with the fact it is so parochial that even national Polish newspapers and radio stations encourage Poles to "vote" for one of the Poles who is somewhat successful.

This time, for example, the newspapers in Poland encourage the readers to vote on the soccer player G. Rasiak - who has a chance to be named the best player of the second English soccer league.

Here is a quotations from Gazeta Wyborcza (the biggest Polish newspaper):

Instrukcja obsługi

Wchodzimy na stronę Four Four Two i klikamy "Next". Strona, która się pojawi interesuje nas najbardziej. Szukamy Rasiaka - gracze są uszeregowani według przynależności klubowej. Klikamy w kółeczko obok polskiego napastnika i dajemy "Next". Na następnych dwóch stronach zaznaczamy byle kogo i klikamy "Next". (choć dla przyzwoitości możemy dopisać do najlepszych w League 1 Tomasza Cywkę albo Pawła Abbotta). W ostatnim ekranie wpisujemy imię, maila i numer kontaktowy (nie pytajcie czy my wpisaliśmy prawdziwe) i klikamy submit. Teraz pozostaje już tylko czekać do początku marca.

sport.gazeta.pl/sport/1,74696,3784320.html

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Manual (On how to vote on a Polish player - just because he is Polish)

Go to this website: Four Four Two and click on "Next". Look for the last name: Rasiak - the players appear in accordence to the club they play for. Click on the button ("circle") next to the Polish player and click "Next". On the two other pages randomly select whoever you want and click "Next". (even though we should mention for decency that you can enter the names of the two other Polish players in League 1: Tomasz Cywka and Pawel Abbott). On the last screen you enter your name, email, and phone number (don't ask if we entered the true information) and click on the Submit button. Now we need to wait until the beginning of March.

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