Now where to start, hmmm...
(1) Polish housing estates, endless rows of soul-destroying Stalinist blocks. My god after travelling through Ursynow in Warsaw I want to hang myself, and Ursynow is considered a 'good area'. And they're still building more of these hideous social disaster areas!
Sorry for this inconvenience, but I hope you understand that we had a war going on here some time ago, in result of which 80% of Warsaw disappeared from the face of the earth. If we knew that 62 years after the Warsaw Uprising you will be planning to accommodate here I'm sure we would have postponed are even changed our plans, so that Warsaw would seem more pleasant for your eye, but since we can not change the history I advise you to send your complaint’s to Hitler’s descendent. I've heard recently, that there's one still living in...you won't believe it...ISRAEL. :)
(2) The lumpen proletariat - or great unwashed. You thought the UK had social inequalities? Just come to Poland.
(3) The Polish countryside - full of cretinous, toothless peasants who've never been more than 20km from their village; Polska "Wies" or Poland "B" is completely uninhabitable except on vacation.
(4) Polish drunks. Need I clarify?
We could put these three points in one position, now could we Mr. Arghhhh? :) I'm sure that what you actually was trying to say was that you don't like drunkards, are am I wrong? :)
(7) Polish TV - completely unwatchable, because of the idiot dubbing by a 'lektor', or swarthy male who voices over even the most intimate conversations. And very little original quality Polish programming, mostly it's just glossy American imports, variety & games shows and puke-inducing, humourless adverts.
Actually, for most of inhabitants of Poland, it' being watchable only because of that idiotic "lektor". Not everybody had this advantage to grow up in the UK like you did Mr. Arghhhh, thus the basic lack of knowledge of the English language. But if it is such a big deal for you, you can always complain to the Russians, why didn't they let people from my country learn the language of the “rotten west”. Unfortunately, I doubt that you will achieve anything in that matter. Russia didn't change that much, but I suppose you can always try. :)
(8) The Polish church, which dominates far too much here. Even tells everyone how to vote! Just my personal belief, but then I attended a church-run boarding school, so I'm perhaps slighlty biased.
Finally, I can agree with you. You are being biased. :)
(10) Polish girls - once you get to know them they're all the same, all clones! (well 95% percent of them). Very few Polish women are 'characters' or people with creativity or originality. And lets not get me talking about Polish men, who are even worse...
Instead of going to a Club and picking up half naked promiscuous dancing girls I advise you to go to a students pub. You should find intelligent women there. If that doesn't help, then maybe library would be the right place for your “hunt”? :)
Haven’t thought much about the urban planning of Warsaw’s peripheries lately, so I guess I can't rise my voice on this subject.
I do agree that polish bureaucracy and roads can make people furious. As for the drivers, they are mostly ok, but yeah, there are far more loonies here than in England.
As for the babcias, there is some truth in what you are saying. I especially love the ones called "seat predators" that occur on a large scale on the boards of buses and trams. :) But hey, you just have to admire their stamina and stubbornness in their fight for free seats. :)
Urrmm. OK, so my cons outnumber my pros, 2 to 1. I've really laid the gauntlet down. Can anyone give me some more positive things about Polska? I'd really like to be more optimistic about this place!
Over to you.....
Take a careful look what i_love_detroit wrote, maybe you will pick something interesting for yourself.(although I think that his last two points could be one, but maybe I'm just being picky :) )
Over to you... :)