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INVISIBLE MAN in shops and offices in Poland?


pgtx 29 | 3115  
28 Oct 2010 /  #31
We Brits are far too polite.

more like "flegmatyczni"...?
;)
bimber94 7 | 254  
28 Oct 2010 /  #32
'Gentlemanly' is the word you're looking for.
Maybe 12 | 409  
28 Oct 2010 /  #33
This whole queue jumping thing drives me to distraction, I completely lost it the other week in McDonalds when this stupid bint pushed a buggy over my foot walked passed six people queueing and went to order. I exploded used some very strong language and told her to get to the back of the queue. Everyone went deathly quite and stared me or the floor.

It is a f8cking liberty and i shall not abide it.
pgtx 29 | 3115  
28 Oct 2010 /  #35
It is a f8cking liberty and i shall not abide it.

ok, calm down and finish up your burger...
THE HITMAN - | 236  
28 Oct 2010 /  #36
I think he might have begun to notice me when the crisps and chocolate went flying over his head and landed on the floor behind him

Tickled me, this quote. Reminded me of my experience. Stood in a supermarket queue about ten minutes, and when I finally got to the checkout, the cashier decided to have a break and told me to use another checkout ( ever seen a giant can of dog food bouncing along a conveyor belt ? ). And I mean bouncing ! lol.
A J 4 | 1075  
29 Oct 2010 /  #37
INVISIBLE MAN in shops and offices in Poland?

I wish I had your problem, really.

:)
Ironside 50 | 12338  
29 Oct 2010 /  #38
Poles are rude sometimes , and often sounds rude - I think the reason for that is the communism rule !
Before the War, Poles didn't differ from European median !
delphiandomine 86 | 17823  
29 Oct 2010 /  #39
Before the War, Poles didn't differ from European median !

What, you mean they didn't differ from being anti-Jewish, nationalist and a bit backwards?
Wroclaw Boy  
29 Oct 2010 /  #40
This whole queue jumping thing drives me to distraction, I completely lost it the other week in McDonalds when this stupid bint pushed a buggy over my foot walked passed six people queueing and went to order. I exploded used some very strong language and told her to get to the back of the queue. Everyone went deathly quite and stared me or the floor.
It is a f8cking liberty and i shall not abide it.

Pregnant women have a right to cue jump in Poland, not saying that was the case here but i agree with that one.
Harry  
29 Oct 2010 /  #41
Ironside:
Before the War, Poles didn't differ from European median !

What, you mean they didn't differ from being anti-Jewish, nationalist and a bit backwards?

Or does he mean that once Poland had got rid of its ethnic minorities (Jews, Ukrainians, Belarussians, etc) only the rude people were left?
jonni 16 | 2475  
29 Oct 2010 /  #42
Pregnant women have a right to cue jump in Poland,

Perhaps at the doctors, but not at Maccy D's.
Maybe 12 | 409  
29 Oct 2010 /  #43
Pregnant women have a right to cue jump in Poland

Do they bollocks....
Wroclaw Boy  
29 Oct 2010 /  #44
was she pregnant then?

Perhaps at the doctors, but not at Maccy D's.

They'll only be at the gynecologist's Doctor wise and that's full of other pregnant women anyway. From what i hear its an unwritten rule in Poland, pregnant women get to cue jump.
A J 4 | 1075  
29 Oct 2010 /  #45
From what i hear its an unwritten rule in Poland, pregnant women get to cue jump.

Well, if there are any decent men and women in that cue, then this would probably be the case just about anywhere in the world.

:)
trener zolwia 1 | 939  
29 Oct 2010 /  #46
Pregnant women have a right to cue jump in Poland, not saying that was the case here but i agree with that one.

an unwritten rule in Poland, pregnant women get to cue jump.

if there are any decent men and women in that cue

True. Any gentleman would let a preggers woman go ahead. I do this all the time.
Teffle 22 | 1318  
29 Oct 2010 /  #47
Sounds like the pregnant lady may have been doing a litlle "cue jumping" herself then to get into the state she's in - if that's what they call it these days.

(It's queue : ))
Wroclaw 44 | 5359  
29 Oct 2010 /  #48
Pregnant women have a right to cue jump in Poland,

PKO Bank has a sign saying so. also women with babies.
Wroclaw Boy  
29 Oct 2010 /  #49
I completely lost it the other week in McDonalds when this stupid bint pushed a buggy over my foot walked passed six people queueing and went to order. I exploded used some very strong language

So the women that you lost it with in front of a crowd at McDonalds, was she pregnant or not? We know already that she had a young child with her.
Maybe 12 | 409  
29 Oct 2010 /  #50
No not pregnant she had a fat little f8cker five year old and a baby in the buggy.

She walked past two queues of six people. Just plain arrogant and rude. Not acceptable.
Wroclaw 44 | 5359  
29 Oct 2010 /  #51
No not pregnant she had a fat little f8cker five year old and a baby in the buggy.

if she asked the person at the front of the queue if she could go first.... then that's the way it's done here. one does not have to consult the rest of the queue.
Maybe 12 | 409  
29 Oct 2010 /  #52
She asked no one, just steamed right passed all of us. Running my foot over in the process.
I hate rude ignorant people. Politeness, curtesy and an awareness of others is essential for a functioning society.
Wroclaw 44 | 5359  
29 Oct 2010 /  #53
Politeness, curtesy and an awareness of others is essential for a functioning society.

true indeed. that's why i let women with children go first.
Maybe 12 | 409  
29 Oct 2010 /  #54
yeah off a burning vessel. Not a queue in a shop or McD's. What about the other children and parents standing in the queue??
trener zolwia 1 | 939  
29 Oct 2010 /  #55
yeah off a burning vessel. Not a queue in a shop or McD's.

LOL.
mafketis 37 | 10776  
29 Oct 2010 /  #56
I exploded used some very strong language and told her to get to the back of the queue. Everyone went deathly quite and stared me or the floor.

Are you Polish? Did you explode in Polish or English?

IME criticising people's behavior in public has always been okay in Poland, sort of a national pasttime, but yelling and losing you're temper makes you look like a psycho and that's how you'll be treated.

The thing to do is to say something critical with some semblance of style (or trying for same) or at least in a calm voice.

"Hallo, pani zachowuje się jak bydło." or even the old favorite "Pani pcha jak bydło, czy Pani jest normalna? " would be more effective than screaming.
Wroclaw Boy  
29 Oct 2010 /  #57
but yelling and losing you're temper makes you look like a psycho and that's how you'll be treated.

and a bit of a sissy, if it had been some big Polish dude i bet he wouldn't have been so quick to mouth off.
Maybe 12 | 409  
29 Oct 2010 /  #58
I'm English. I exploded in polish. And yup you are right everyone stared at me like i was a loony. I do try and stay as calm as possible generally but blatant ignorance makes me see red. Men are a lot easier to deal with in such situations because worst comes to comes to worst you can give them a slap. But since hitting women is not on my agenda, verbal aggression has to sufice. Had I asked her politely in the first place, she would have ignored me this I know from bitter experience. I have tried before the, " i'm sorry do you mind" ( in Polish) and received a blank look.

Don't get me wrong I'm not running around Poland shouting at people BUT I will not tolerate fools.
THE HITMAN - | 236  
29 Oct 2010 /  #59
I'm English. I exploded in polish.

WOW ! your polish must be good. lol
Teffle 22 | 1318  
29 Oct 2010 /  #60
: ) very good!

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