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The things Polish people do in the US


krysia 23 | 3,057  
29 Jun 2007 /  #1
They warm their milk
They like to barter anything they buy
They open up boxes in stores to see what they're buying
Wash clothes by hand
Afraid of microwaves
Wear boy-kinis
They ride bikes on the freeway
Polson 5 | 1,771  
29 Jun 2007 /  #2
We warm our milk too in France, and we can add chocolate in it...nothing incredible :p
Ranj 21 | 948  
29 Jun 2007 /  #3
****The things Polish people do in the US****

Are you talking about someone specific, Mrs. G? ;)
miranda  
29 Jun 2007 /  #4
They like to barter anything they buyThey open up boxes in stores to see what they're buyingWash clothes by handAfraid of microwaves

I do that;)
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
29 Jun 2007 /  #5
I do all the above (well, apart from the last two)
dannyboy 18 | 248  
29 Jun 2007 /  #6
lies, all lies
Puzzler 9 | 1,089  
29 Jun 2007 /  #7
re: The things Polish people do in the US

- You mean: all the Polish people in the US do that?

Including yourself (if you're Polish)?
:)

re: lies, all lies

- You mean: truth, all truth?
:)
OP krysia 23 | 3,057  
29 Jun 2007 /  #8
People in the US don't like warm milk. They like a cold glass of milk and eat cereal with cold milk. Not talking about hot coacoa. Must be a European thing to drink warm milk.

When someone sells a car in the US, the buyer usually asks how low will they go, but Polish people will barter and stand there for hours and look at any little dent to make the guy sell his car for less.

I've seen Poles open boxes of toothpaste and shampoos to smell the stuff, then the box is open and they leave it in the store. You can't do that. The merchandise is damaged.

They wash clothes by hand and hang it over the tub to dry. They don't like driers, they say their clothes get ruined in washing machines, untill they get one and realize it saves time.

They are not familiar with microwaves untill they actually use one.
No lies, just my observations and how people from other countries act.
And no, I am not talking about mr. G. Just the Poles I know in general.
They don't like American fast food restaurants, will not eat fries or burgers there, but will eat fries and burgers if presented to them on a plate. Same thing, different presentation.
Ranj 21 | 948  
29 Jun 2007 /  #9
And no, I am not talking about mr. G.

****Cheeks turning red**** I admit, I thought you were....:)
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
29 Jun 2007 /  #10
Mrs B Woo shame on you, sex sex sex that all you think about :) Damn he must have been good :)))
OP krysia 23 | 3,057  
29 Jun 2007 /  #11
****Cheeks turning red**** I admit, I thought you were....:)

Don't be.
I was when I was talking about him riding a bike on the freeway...I was laughing sooo hard when I found out about it....

And he doesn't wear his boykinis anymore either...:)
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
29 Jun 2007 /  #12
Wear boy-kinis

What's this ?
OP krysia 23 | 3,057  
29 Jun 2007 /  #13
Oh dear Grzegorz, it's a word FISZ came up with.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
29 Jun 2007 /  #14
What's this ?

speedos, trunks, skimpy little tight shorts are you getting the gist of it Mr G :) Im sure the British public are rather hoping to see you in a pair when you decide to move over here :)
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
29 Jun 2007 /  #15
Aren't you talking about normal pants ? So what men should wear ?
OP krysia 23 | 3,057  
29 Jun 2007 /  #16
So what men should wear ?

They should wear nothing. Looks sexier that way.
slwkk 2 | 228  
29 Jun 2007 /  #17
They open up boxes in stores to see what they're buying Wash clothes by hand Afraid of microwaves They ride bikes on the freeway

not all Polish people and geez.... people don't act this way in Poland so it's a bit weird what you're saying.... one more, please don't generalize, thank you.

What's this ?

imagine men version of this:

and this will be boy-kini (ok... more or less, but... nice picture, isn't it?) :D
OP krysia 23 | 3,057  
29 Jun 2007 /  #18
one more, please don't generalize, thank you.

You're right. I shouldn't generalize. But I've seen Poles do that.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
29 Jun 2007 /  #19
people don't act this way in Poland so it's a bit weird what you're saying

But she is talking about Chicago redneck :)
regionpolski 33 | 153  
29 Jun 2007 /  #20
People in the US don't like warm milk.

There are plenty of accuracies in that statement in regards to my wife. She doesn't understand why I don't try to barter. Everything is to be opened before purchasing, much to my embarrassment, and sometimes chagrin.

Here's one observation:
One-upmanship....Whatever you have, I will have something better. Not only is it better, but I paid less ( or bartered it ). This applies to cars, jobs ( work less, yet earn more ) housing, doctors, hardwood flooring, cellular phones, oriental rugs, satelite TV, homemade pierogies, dogs and cats, and anything else under the sun. There's always a better place to shop, that costs less and has better quality and service.
Kaczor Duck 2 | 95  
29 Jun 2007 /  #21
My Polish friends always warm their milk even in cereal.

They use microwave ovens, but they even I open all boxes before I buy!!
ArturSzastak 3 | 593  
29 Jun 2007 /  #22
1) Party
2) Drink
3) Impregnate the local women
4) Teach Americans about real vodka
5) Play soccer
6) Give their kids a good head start

:)

7) Eventually take over the city.........
Ranj 21 | 948  
29 Jun 2007 /  #23
I knew the Polish were smart (have a few relatives with Polish heritage and their intelligence is almost embarrassing----at least they are cool about it---they don't criticize me when I make stupid remarks!) Remind me, next time, to take my cousin, Tom, with me when I buy a house!

I Love the Polish!!!
ArturSzastak 3 | 593  
29 Jun 2007 /  #24
I Love the Polish!!!

I knew it...................we rubbed off on you :)
Ranj 21 | 948  
29 Jun 2007 /  #25
Mrs B Woo shame on you, sex sex sex that all you think about :) Damn he must have been good :)))

BTW, Miss A, I was referring to Krysia's husband (which I'm sure you have figured out by now), but in answer to your question, it's always good with someone you love! :) and I have to admit, I do love him!!!!! (even if he is a Brit....LOL) :):):):)
beckski 12 | 1,617  
30 Jun 2007 /  #26
If you're like my family members, we put up pictures of Our Lady Of Czestochowa in almost every room of our house!
Puzzler 9 | 1,089  
30 Jun 2007 /  #27
I know of a few more things the Poles in America do, and it makes me shake in terror.

They breathe when alive.

They keep their eyes open when not sleeping.

And - the horror of horrors! - they laugh when amused.

So it's right that they still must apply for the American visas.
shopgirl 6 | 928  
30 Jun 2007 /  #28
They breathe when alive.

Oh my gosh, I do that too! In fact I do all these things. You are right, Poles are no different than Americans. (I think that "Americans" is too long a word. Can we get a diminutive, please? How bout "Ammies"?)

:D
Puzzler 9 | 1,089  
30 Jun 2007 /  #29
Shopgirl, 'Ammies' sounds cool. :)))))))))))

And how should we Poles be called diminutively?

Pollies? :))))))))))))))
shopgirl 6 | 928  
30 Jun 2007 /  #30
"Poles" is already short! It's one syllable :)
I hate anything with more than 2 syllables, I have a terrible habit of shortening and sweetening everyone's name, that I know. That's why I call you "Puzzly", cause its more cuddly that way! :)

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