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Do Poles Lack in Social Skills and Etiquette?

Balkan power  
10 Dec 2009 /  #61
Poles lack spine?

Spineless,spineless.Come to see the Serbs when they hang around the Poles,it is like tigers with sheep.You notice the difference immediately in posture and movement.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
10 Dec 2009 /  #62
So you are a Serb? I saw much of the same downtrodden people on the streets of Belgrade. Many Poles are naturally born fighters.

Are you saying that because you guys waged a pointless civil war and Poland has the intelligence not to pick stupid fights?

Sorry, I didn't notice much different in Serbia. They seemed much like Scots in the way they walked and held themselves.
Balkan power  
10 Dec 2009 /  #63
Not a Serb.But if you observe,there is great difference between how Germans for example walk and talk when they make their presence felt,(yeah,I am German etc) and how Poles walk and talk when you really fail to notice their presence as they whisper.(communism remnant or slavic habit?).Anyway Poles are for sure more discreet but this probably is regarded by the other side as weakness and lack of personal rights support or how they call it.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
10 Dec 2009 /  #64
A Croat then? Germans are Germans, say no more. There are some Poles who see themselves as people for the whipping, that's true. Some women are easily manipulated but why would you want to do that to them? Discreet, perhaps. Inept, probably.

Would you say all these things to a Polish soldier? They have quite a large army so plenty to tell ;)
Balkan power  
10 Dec 2009 /  #65
Have you been in Krakow before 2004?Have you seen how much the waiters bent their spine to the ground telling pani,pani?Can a German not notice that?Or a Russian?No way.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
10 Dec 2009 /  #66
You are mixing things up too much. Only a few restaurants are truly that way. There is a degree of aloofness in service here. The Scots are visibly more open in this way. The Japanese do that all the time and they were warriors for many a year. It's more connected with respect than weakness, a big difference if ever there was one!
frd 7 | 1,399  
10 Dec 2009 /  #67
I can see some of the fire in Poles

Although I probably can't take side in this discussion I have to agree, looking at myself I have as many pet hates as there are stars in the sky ; )
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
10 Dec 2009 /  #68
Complaining about things shows that you are taking a stand and not merely just bumbling along. Poles often make their voices heard!
Ksysia 25 | 430  
10 Dec 2009 /  #69
Write a post, Balkan Power. I'd love to read about Balkancy, Poles, Russians and Germans.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Dec 2009 /  #70
Southern was caught out. Isn't it ironic that he was struck off for bad etiquette when he was just going to comment on it? ;)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Dec 2009 /  #72
Some of the people in shops do but older folk. They waltz in and they just assume that nobody is being served. I had that today, I pulled back from the counter as the assistant was filling a container with some łazanki. I don't want to appear like I am in a rush so just move back and let them do their thing. A woman came in and immediately started to say what she wanted. Didn't communism teach them to stand in lines?
frd 7 | 1,399  
11 Dec 2009 /  #73
Always guard your place in the queue, ALWAYS Seanus, always... it's the law of the jungle out there, in these supermarkets, dog eat dog.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Dec 2009 /  #74
Well, it doesn't matter as I was being served. The assistant in the Społem on the rynek knows me so she knows how I operate. I stand back and let others have a look at what's on display. She wouldn't serve anyone else whilst serving me so it doesn't really matter.

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