When you don't hear many pleasantries such as 'Dziekuje', 'Przepraszam', etc.
you do start to wonder if anyone is taking any notice of you yourself being polite.
That was on a recent visit to Lomza - ie. not a big city where they're suffering tourists all the time.
My politeness had been commented on, more than once during my trip.
One lady even called me a gentleman.
I wasn't trying to get in her knickers either!
I just get hugged to death when I meet up with my Polish friends
Doesn't everyone just wants to hug you to death!