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Western rationalism vs Polish (slavic) comfort


southern 75 | 7,096  
16 Sep 2009 /  #1
What do you prefer? Poland seems so much relaxed compared to the West.
Bratwurst Boy 9 | 10,432  
16 Sep 2009 /  #2
What do you think about the millions of Poles who left Poland for the (often germanic) West over the centuries...do you think they are all unhappy there...with their slavic souls in those strange countries that is...
Michal - | 1,865  
16 Sep 2009 /  #3
o you prefer?Poland seems so much relaxed compared to the West.

on holiday perhaps but certainly not to live. I have been to Kraków and the Poles were a very unhappy lot all standing all day outside the local Pewex shop hoping to buy my dollars. They want to buy foreign chocolate and coffee and need foreign currency. Strange lot the Poles really. They preach Communism yet all want o buy illegally American dollars to spend in the local Pewex! It all goes to show how false Polish Communism was and how it totally runs against the grain of human nature. Now, the Poles through E.U. membership, have access to Western goods, services and jobs. See all the Poles now, trying to buy detached houses in nice leafy suburbs! Communism? Do not look at me, my name is Lech Walesa and I left school when I was thirteen years of age. I can not read or write let alone spell my own surname but by Christ I can reproduce like a little country rabbit and I am off to the airport to collect my next Nobel Peace Prize! Long live Communism, I say!!
Piorun - | 658  
16 Sep 2009 /  #4
Michal, it must really **** you off that a simple guy like that put an end to your ideology, what a shame. Do I sense jealousy there because you achievements are no where near those of a simple man. I'll let you on a little secret, next time be on the winning side so you can have this worm feeling inside of accomplishment and pride too.
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,443  
16 Sep 2009 /  #5
Poland seems so much relaxed compared to the West.

only on the surface
polishcanuck 7 | 462  
16 Sep 2009 /  #6
Michal, you sound jealous/unhappy that your fellow poles in poland are much more successful than under communism...

false Polish Communism was

Communism was corrupt everywhere. It was not a very popular ideology - especially in poland.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
16 Sep 2009 /  #7
Relaxed, in what way? This conflicts with what an advert says, that Poles are more and more stressed with work and other commitments. Some are more relaxed and some are more stressed. Some are just great pretenders.
Ksysia 25 | 430  
21 Sep 2009 /  #8
do you think they are all unhappy there.

Yes. Being on the foreign soil means crying in the pillow when nobody can overhear you.

Leonard Luther (it's a band)

'when over Bremen the rusty sun sinks
and alien landschaft through the eyelid eats'

All the comments like '******* Polish girl!' in England are not helping.

Not only there are no friends from home, but it's hard to make new ones. I've got them now, but none are British: Lebanese, Macedonian, Bulgarian, South African, Nigerian etc.

Then the fact that people fake the smiles if they expect money, but if I want to sell something it's: sorry love, we don't want to trade with you. No, he wouldn't let you TAKE any samples.

(That was today)

So, to answer, I would prefer Polish comfort, but can't afford the Polish prices. I will concentrate on making money in the Wild West. It must prove worth it.

The fact that I can't go home on the shield, empty-handed is not helping. There is a lot of pressure.

And the Western rationalism means simply that at work they 'rationalize' so much that office staff can't answer a cell phone, read news or talk to one another for fear of 'stealing company time'. Even if there is nothing to do at the moment. You are to sit still and look like you're working. Which is a problem, because I work much faster, and get done, and would like to rest. No resting!
OP southern 75 | 7,096  
21 Sep 2009 /  #9
Imagine all these poor polish men who wrok much better when they drink.Damn,if they only allowed alcohol in the workplace to speed up production.
Nika 2 | 507  
21 Sep 2009 /  #10
you are so right southern! We would give anything to be able to drink at work, ahhhh dream on dreamer....
Ksysia 25 | 430  
21 Sep 2009 /  #11
Move into Czech ten. They are allowed two pints per work day.
OP southern 75 | 7,096  
21 Sep 2009 /  #12
That's why CR is so far ahead of its neighbours.
In general I prefer the loose slavic style where people talk about their lives,personal things while working and have a laugh instead of the stiff,''professional'' western style.
Ksysia 25 | 430  
21 Sep 2009 /  #13
In tourism and advertisement? Sure.
OP southern 75 | 7,096  
21 Sep 2009 /  #14
We would give anything to be able to drink at work, ahhhh dream on dreamer....

Yes,a drunk salesperson would sell much more easily.
Michal - | 1,865  
22 Sep 2009 /  #15
he fact that I can't go home on the shield, empty-handed is not hel

What does 'on the shield' mean? I have never heard this expression before.
Ksysia 25 | 430  
25 Sep 2009 /  #16
Michal,
a Spartan comes home carrying his shield, victorious, or carried on his shield, dead. Losers don't come home.
OP southern 75 | 7,096  
25 Sep 2009 /  #17
Yes,Spartans were very touch guys.And they used very few words for big meanings.For example ''i tan i epi tas'' which means ''either the shield or on the shield'' what Krysia described.

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