hi iwona, nice to get your reply. what i mean that POLISH LIKE TO HAVE NICE CAR AND A NICE HOUSE. iv been in situation, iwas in party and because my husband little bit drunk so we prefer to back home with other people from the party, and bfore they saw my car they said, MY CAR IS NOT SO NICE. but after they saw my car,they made comment which for me was very stupid, they said HMMM...MY CAR NOT NICE BUT BMW, HAVE YOU NOTICE THAT??? my impresion about the girl(they were couple) that she was very nice and smart, we talked many things, and she was very smart. but from the point she said, i mention above, that they way her thinking was not as ok as i thought before, so it means that she wasn't smart. i use VW only while im in poland, not so old but also not soo new, because i don't need new car i just stay in poland for sometimes to check business here.
and what i said about many POlish people not responsible. simple think, many times im in situation, that they made appoinment by them self, but they not appear at the time, and no call, no notification whats so ever. NOTHING. AND NEVER COME BACK. they promise to make payment, they promised that by them self, but also no notification, no calling, NOTHING. whats the point to call, hi ,,im sory, hi, can i postp my payment.... Something like that, but most of them not doing that. i run my furnitures business here with my husband, and we had many costumer, but some of them are like as i mention before, not responsible. and many others and even more stupid things, which are for us just simple think.
HE ALSO FEEL STRANGE.... its about my husband.... he is polish, but also australian.since 28 he moved to australia, which is very different ,very,very different than in POland. in australia everythings organize, like i mention before about appoinment(for the very simple thing)..it will never happend in australia. because we also had shop there.
iwona, hope you not accept wrong my sentence, i just tell what i feel here what the strangest thing in Poland for me, and i also not say all of them. but most of them like that. if i not felt that by my self, i also will never belive that if somebody tell me that, it happend/available in poland.
Yeah that's another one - milk straight from the cow... I was never brave enough to drink when I was kid (and I'm glad). It was disgusting to me when my friends were talking about drinking it at their grandma house...mmm, warm with froth on top....straight from the animal...
And I always make people laugh at work when I say we used to eat lard sandwiches and if the times were good, we put fried bacon on top of it (skwarki)...just in case if someone considered plain lard to be little bit on the health consious side....
But sour cream sandwiches... not bad....in fact I might make one now for myself to see how it tastes...
That is what I FEEL after a long time study in Polish history and culture. Such a subjective statement like what I have said could hardly be scientifically explained. However, I believe non-Poles who have a long-lasting interest in Poland like me usually end up in the same feeling.
Blimey, still don't know what you mean, but very well then. Have it your way.Mitffoch
, some of your points sound XIX century. :)ryheen
, do you personally know a character called uk_? Just wondering. :)
uk_character? well, for them 2+2 =4, but for Poles, not always like that. THAT THE DIFFERENCE, if that what you mean.
Polish And British Criminals are also Different. In UK first they as you do give them your money, then beat you, in Poland first they beat you unconscious and then they ask for money.
Matyjasz: why XIX century? Lard is still sold in stores (didn't check whether it was with fried bacon) and some still like like the milk straight from the cow. So I don't get what your statement refers to.
The topic is the strangest things in Poland, and those two are certainly strange, even for me.
8.Every condition, ailment, misfortune, memory loss and accident was attributed to the fact that you didn't eat something.
I laughed so hard I almost cried when I read this, my mum did this to no end. (Zjedz wiecej warzyw, brokula pomoze ci z oczami, itd.)
.........just back from Warsaw. While I was there waiting for a tram I read the 'transport regulations' posted in English on a bus stop.
Apparently you get free travel on public transport if:
a) you have an uprising medal, and get this..........
b) if you were born on public transport!
The strangest things in Poland
Tourists...actually toursists anywhere are always strange. They always seem to wear a visor, sun glasses, short shorts, high socks, sandals, and a hawaiian shirt. They always have that smile on their face like they are enjoying where they are, but you can tell they just want to get back to the hotel and sit down because their feet hurt.
Washing machine in the bathroom, never heard of that
In the two houses and one flat I have been in in Poland, all three have had the washing machine in the bathroom. I only wish my bathroom was big enough for me to do the same. I don't see why dirty clothes and washing powder should be anywhere near food.
The bread here is really strange it only seems to last a day
My bread usually lasts less than a day. I eat it all before it gets a chance to go off.