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Its strange that there arent many Poles who live in the UK on this Forum


Bratwurst Boy 12 | 12,876  
20 Dec 2009 /  #91
Once I was asked for direction and I offered to help him quick in english but he was determined to excercise his german...luckily I had time that day! ;)
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
20 Dec 2009 /  #92
Did they speak English?

a little

What was your relation to them?

my parents knew their parents

Did you try to get along with them or you being 19 said you are not my parents -**** off, I'm only living here.

i did, i never swore at them but they were saying crap about me at work and to our mutual friends in Poland. i wrote a letter to my mother saying how p*ssed off i was about this and how false they were and one of them has gone through my drawers, read it and then shown it to others, and that's how it all started. i wasn't perfect, i'm a bit messy but i always did as i was told and i made up for anything i did 'wrong'. in the end i just spent most of the time with my friends after work and only went back home to sleep and shower really. i don't honestly think that anything i did was a good enough excuse for them to treat me like trash.

misunderstanding of intension and/or expectations

this 'misunderstanding' was going on for 8 months and i got sick of pretending i liked them and staying out of their way because they intimidated and humiliated me. i shared the costs of nearly everything in that house and i was not allowed to use it, i was scared to sit with them and they made me feel like i don't belong. they were proper nasty and they should be thankful i didn't take matters any further.
Raj_ryder 10 | 106  
20 Dec 2009 /  #93
About speking English in Germany or France, if you try to speak their native language, they recogise your effort most of the time ( young or middle generation ) and speak you back in English :)

yeah but in my experience in poland they look at u(more like a glare) and walk off...or the really funny ones gape at u and thier jaws drop to the floor and they literally start running in the other direction...needless to say there are exceptions who do speak english and speak it well

they should be thankful i didn't take matters any further.

u damn well shud have
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
20 Dec 2009 /  #94
u damn well shud have

back then all i wanted was to get away from them. i still worked with them for a while and they brought me some bill for broadband (which i obviously haven't used) but since i did say i will share the bills i brought my share - 20 quid in pennies ;D. they didn't like that.
time means 5 | 1,309  
20 Dec 2009 /  #95
and **** you too:D

Quite the opposite my dear fellow!:P

Lol :-)

luckily I had time that day! ;)

:-)

i brought my share - 20 quid in pennies

Always works a treat.
derek trotter 10 | 203  
20 Dec 2009 /  #96
After 50 years of commie land when Russkies made as happy with their lingo Poles still dont know to much foreign langages. These who knows are long time ago working or living in UK, France, Germany, Spain or Italy. When circumstances force them to adjusting they speak foreign languages, you have a prime example in Krakow when cheap flights with drunkards or stagparty people fulled with some extra cash to spend on booze make Poles very quick with understanding them.
Raj_ryder 10 | 106  
20 Dec 2009 /  #97
back then all i wanted was to get away from them. i still worked with them for a while and they brought me some bill for broadband (which i obviously haven't used) but since i did say i will share the bills i brought my share - 20 quid in pennies ;D. they didn't like that.

hahaha no im sure they didnt...lol

After 50 years of commie land when Russkies made as happy with their lingo Poles still dont know to much foreign langages. These who knows are long time ago working or living in UK, France, Germany, Spain or Italy. When circumstances force them to adjusting they speak foreign languages, you have a prime example in Krakow when cheap flights with drunkards or stagparty people fulled with some extra cash to spend on booze make Poles very quick with understanding them.

yeah i think Lodz is one of the worst places u wanna be speaking english in...and this is due to a lack of tourists...i dunno why tho...i think we have the best clubs in lodz and its a unique city(i like it) tourists somehow miss this place...
Ironside 51 | 11,339  
20 Dec 2009 /  #98
was scared to sit with them

well, they had different expectation, anyway some people are nasty.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
20 Dec 2009 /  #99
but i really think the chinese take the cake on that particular issue.

I have to say that I think you're wrong, first generation chinese kids mix very well with English kids and the most mixed partners Ive seen in my city are chinese girls with English guys, they also have flawless regional accents, the only way of telling they are chinese is because of their features. The are 100% westernised in dress and ways. (off topic but I had to mention this)

even if you do follow the gossip on tv and at your workplace a bit too much ;).

Surely you get this in every country? But I agree the topic of conversation amongst a lot of Brits is somewhat limited, I remember the first Christmas my brothers now wife spent with the family and was overwhelmed because of the conversation - its mainly politics and about whose read what!

I'm not justifying their behavior in anyway but "normal" people can start acting "funny" for a reason and "reason" could be as simple as misunderstanding of intension and/or expectations.

I believe Jysty 100% a friend of mine (Polish) moved in with a couple and another guy, the couple are complete tw*ts to him - he's pretty laid back and they do everything possible to make his life miserable - he's been threatened a couple of times by her boyfriend and he is such a nob, he said one time I was round there "I am the Landlord you will do as I say" I was shocked, he collects the rent, nothing more! Pathetic little power trips! The girlfriend left a list as long as my arm (Ive got very long limbs) of things he could do and not do and things he could use and not use! Ive never come across this with English people who share with other people...
Prusakowski - | 25  
20 Dec 2009 /  #100
Perhaps the UK is not the best or most welcoming place ?
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
20 Dec 2009 /  #101
For what its worth I live in Norfolk in England.

Have you learnt to say oooooaaarrrrrrrrr ??
Ironside 51 | 11,339  
20 Dec 2009 /  #102
Ive got very long limbs

tell us more:)

Ive never come across this with English people who share with other people...

they more agreeable - I presume that is what you are saying?

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