One funny comment my GF translated for me, i think it was on ONET.pl or something, i will try to find the source later:
"perhaps when my kaczynski fixes the Polish economy, all us 'born losers' can come home and stop artificialy supporting it"
I thought that was funny.
Poles in Ireland sent home 4Billion Zloty last year, and in the UK Poles sent home about 8Billion Zloty.
One thing thats always surprising is people's faces when you get into warsaw, they are gray with misery and depression. Outside of warsaw however, they seem quite happy, and they are building huge houses, driving newer cars.
I was really impressed with the change, but the thing is: The people building huge houses have family in Ireland/UK earning money.
The other people without family abroad say they cannot even keep up with the bills
Ah yea, i see that too but you'd swear they were the only ones to have hard times and its annoying to be told - you cant understand - when you do.
Yea, I know what you mean. Luckily my gf doesn't think like this.
I find that Polish people are extremely nationalistic (not a flaw, just stating that they are) which explains why we sometimes find their behaviour quite strange.
For me, one very strange thing was a caravan full of older Polish men, who were all talking about how much they love Poland and its the best country in the world.
But when they were all in Poland, they were miserable.
I suppose far away fields are greener.