When I was in the States, I was in the South. And when I told them my accent was Polish, the average mook asked me if I "speak Poland?" (no kidding), and the intelligent-ignorant asked if I was Jewish. Either way, I usually responded with percussive maintenence to the cranial lobe of the individual in question, and then gave the appropriate answer.
Its terribly dissapointing to me about how people react to being Polish.
Its really not that bad though looking at the other side of the grass, because we in existance, but the amount of time I have spent in the united states (12 years) has put me around some really intelligent people that sadly were never Polish.
I look at the nation compared to Germany and England, and for some reason I am not surprised that they make BMW's and Benz while we make Kielbasa.
Not that that's a bad thing but if we were only more out on the media and entrepreneurial, than I really would have something to be proud of.
And don't get me wrong I try as best as I can over here. Its just disappointing about the USA that so little trust worthy people are here, especially in NYC where the Population of the surrounding boroughs of Manhattan are grossly infected with the people, who's racial insult terms that start with the N word and the S word for Hispanics I won't bother to mention so that this post can move on. Just the truth is people are like little machines and you have to learn to become the master of them. Make them work for you!
This is how Jews think ;) Who are among the most amazing people on this planet. I believe.