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Ranj 21 | 948  
26 Jun 2007 /  #61
No they are not fake. You will be greeted and thanked for purchase you made. But once :)

That's what I usually experience in the US....I'm greeted once and then thanked for my business.....I always say thank you to a sales person, be it a waiter/waitress, cashier/checkout person and it's not fake....I truly appreciate people in the service industry....I was taught it's polite to acknowledge people and to ignore them is just plain rude.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
26 Jun 2007 /  #62
Sorry Maty, but anyone who's young enough to be my....ahhemmm....nephew is cute....;)

I was afraid that you are going to comment on my boyish look, but you are a very good diplomat. :)

Maty is the man. He has to be one of the most balanced people here. He never gets out of hand like some of us. I'm so guilty :)

Thanks Fisz. It's a great mixture of nationalities here on this forum. I'm not going to offend the whole nation just because one individual has something against my people. Although venting is human and definitely healthy. :)

PS: I didn't notice you slagging off other nationalities as well. :)
teashoci  
26 Jun 2007 /  #63
So many things changed in 2 years time. So many new things has been built!!!
Wherever i look there is new superstore! New aqua park and everything!

It is being built with british money being pumped into the polish economy by polish immigrants in the uk.
Jagna - | 26  
26 Jun 2007 /  #64
And don't forget the german money! Bratwurst people would feel offended if we did not to mention their input
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
26 Jun 2007 /  #65
I didn't notice you slagging off other nationalities as well. :)

Thank you for pointing that out :) I don't like to because I know that people are people no matter where you are. I do notice negative things in Poland and some other countries that I've travelled to including my own (understatement), but these can be discussed in a respectable manner. I't all has to do with respect for others.

As you may see with some of my replies; I do get defensive when people who don't know better make fun of Americans without even being here, but I have to take a step back and ultimately feel sorry for them :)

I am guilty of some personal attacks though...and probably not that bad since I've never been suspended. I try to keep cool though.

And don't forget the german money

I've noticed that this money goes into the Baltic region mostly..maybe some ski resorts. Do Germans also travel elsewhere in PL?

Don't forget us Americans that travel to PL to see our loved ones :) We like to spend lots of money there too :) We also tip ;)
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
26 Jun 2007 /  #66
It is being built with british money being pumped into the polish economy by polish immigrants in the uk.

I know of one shopping mall/ office complex that was built in Warsaw that was paid for in cash in Deutchmarks just before the Euro was introduced. Not that I'm suggesting there was anything suspicious about this of course.

Yep, us Brits are paying for everything in Poland, either in used ten pound notes or indirectly via subsidising the EU. Have a look at the inward investment figures published by the IMF to find out who really is paying mate and stop feeling sorry for yourself.
Michal - | 1,865  
27 Jun 2007 /  #67
I am wondering if Poland can ever change. Some years ago, I was in Gdansk and visied an area where I stayed during the Communist era. It is called Orunia, if I am not mistaken. You get there by bus. I remember I stayed on a street called Podmiejska. Her house has since been bulldozed to make way for a road expansion scheme. A really dreadful place. Sad. cold, dirty, rundown and empty of any soul. I walked home from the bus stop with a young schoolgirl from Poland. She has been living here in England for the last two years. I asked her if she would want to go back and she said to visit her family and friends, yes, but to live-never! Her mother has exchanged Poland for the Tesco supermarket shelf filling department on a night shift. 600,000 of Poland's young have followed her. Can Poland ever be strong with such an exodus? They always complain about their voting rights in the EU but under Russia they had none.
witek 1 | 587  
27 Jun 2007 /  #68
It is called Orunia, if I am not mistaken. You get there by bus. I remember I stayed on a street called Podmiejska.

Orunia isn't that bad. i was visting family there recently and would glady live there as apartments are cheap and it is a 5 minute bus ride to downtown Gdansk.
Michal - | 1,865  
27 Jun 2007 /  #69
Yes, they are probably cheap but my God, have you ever looked at the place? I would prefer to live in Kingston Upon Hull!

Yes, I do remember it very well and it was awfull. Dirty wet streets-something like a film script of England in the 17th. century. I have heard that there is a lot of crime there but then again I weas there twenty years ago. Not a place to bring up a family, but then again. where in Poland is?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
27 Jun 2007 /  #70
I walked home from the bus stop with a young schoolgirl from Poland. She has been living here in England for the last two years. I asked her...

Yeah... A chance that It happened is as "big" as that you are studying law and working in management of anything.
Michal - | 1,865  
27 Jun 2007 /  #71
What does that mean? O co chodzi? Nie rozumiem.
witek 1 | 587  
27 Jun 2007 /  #72
Yes, I do remember it very well and it was awfull. Dirty wet streets-something like a film script of England in the 17th. century. I have heard that there is a lot of crime there but then again I weas there twenty years ago. Not a place to bring up a family, but then again. where in Poland is?

alot of retired people and young unemployed people live in the old apartment blocks in Orunia. however there are also beautiful new apartment bulding where the middle class live.
witek 1 | 587  
27 Jun 2007 /  #73
here is a pic of new development in Orunia



Michal - | 1,865  
28 Jun 2007 /  #74
I think I know where that is to be built. I imagine that is an architect's drawiing. As I say, I have not been back for several years now.
witek 1 | 587  
28 Jun 2007 /  #75
think I know where that is to be built. I imagine that is an architect's drawiing

they are already built.

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