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Polish shop owners in in Aberdeen

lyndseymoo 3 | 2  
15 Dec 2006 /  #1
Wondered what you lot thought about this...
Where I am in Aberdeen (Scotland) there is currently 3 polish shops/deli's (that i know of) Which is great for all the Polish migrants HOWEVER i know of a few Scottish people who have been refused service because they are not Polish!! They were actually told that they wouldn't be sold anything from the shop as they are not from Poland!! Unbeleivable! Surely shop owners would want as much business as possible?
rafik 18 | 589  
15 Dec 2006 /  #2

it is,indeed.
they were probably(the scots) not understood:)
in my area, there are a few polish delies now and they serve EVERYONE.
i don't belive in this story unless the shop owners don,t speak good english or are complete idiots.
15 Dec 2006 /  #3
Generally this is a bad business practice. Unfortunately we do not know why the shop owner is doing that. Have other locals given them trouble or upset them in some way?

Maybe the shop owner was offended in some way so they refuse service and make a comfortable profit without their business. More dignity than business sense perhaps.
13 Jan 2007 /  #4
I'm not polish but I'm really iterested in polish shops in Aberdeen, could you give me some clues how to find them in Aberdeen (adreses etc)

13 Jan 2007 /  #5
We have Polish shops in my town and although you can get Polish food in the big supermarkets I still like going into the Polish shops just so I can practice asking for things in Polish. They used to laugh at me but I'm getting better at it now ;-)
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
13 Jan 2007 /  #6
i know of a few Scottish people who have been refused service because they are not Polish!

Can't believe this one Lynds ! Sorry.
14 Jan 2007 /  #7
Where i live in Doncaster we have many shops that stock Polish food etc .. i am a regular at one of them and i am never refused service in fact the bloke that runs the store talks politely to me and knows that im english learning polish :)

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