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Why Aren't The Shops in Poland Open on Sundays?


Seanus  
15 Aug 2010 /  #61
It is centrally relevant to the thread, Stu. It has a religious dimension as well as a military one so don't be telling me it has no relevance. Compared to the mudslinging above, it's right on the mark.

So, being a Catholic holiday too, wouldn't Jesus have wanted a link to Christian symbols to take precedence over those that kill? If you can't see that question as being RIGHT at the heart of the matter, you are nothing short of a moron! Sorry, sad but true!

Sunday is a traditionally Christian day and one of rest. Let me guess, you can't see that either, Pan Struż?
Stu  
15 Aug 2010 /  #62
nothing short of a moron

Since you keep on babbling about "government sanctioned murderers" although there is no judicial basis whatsoever (and thus it has nothing to do with murder), I believe you are the moron here.

The thread is about why shops are closed. The answer: because it is a public holiday. The thread is not about what I think Jesus would want.

Read the thread title again ... difficulty reading at your age, mister?

Sunday is a traditionally Christian day and one of rest. Let me guess, you can't see that either,

Then listen to what the Lord has said and have a rest and stop trying to hi-jack the thread. You start to resemble Crow.
SeanBM  
15 Aug 2010 /  #63
After all, celebrating an army is celebrating those that go to war, i.e government sanctioned murderers.

The 'miracle of Warsaw' was what now?

Isn't today 'miracle of Warsaw' day and the day Mary was taken to heaven when she was asleep, not died but taken to heaven, in her sleep.
aphrodisiac  
15 Aug 2010 /  #64
I am just too lazy to look through it, after all today is a holiday :D

me too:)

So what the heck would she know? :)

oh, she knows;)

We were looking at this a while back, Poland is pretty far down the list as far as public holidays go.

there you go, maybe Poles need more national holidays. Still, people have to eat, which reminds me that I am starving at the moment and all the stores are open in Canada. In fact, Canada is one big shopping mall:)
ShortHairThug  
15 Aug 2010 /  #65
anyway shops are closed for this religious thingy

Whatever the reason, National Holliday or Religious Holliday and no matter how much you bi*** and m*** about it, it won’t change a thing, so do everyone a favor and go play with yourself to occupy your time instead of starting stupid flame threads -Troll. Guests should respect and honor local customs not trample all over them.

Still, people have to eat

Jeszcze się z głodu nikt nie zesrał.
convex  
15 Aug 2010 /  #66
Still, people have to eat, which reminds me that I am starving at the moment and all the stores are open in Canada.

Go to McDonalds and buy a burger. Or stop by a real restaurant and get something. Easy.

What's not easy to do in Canada is to get a beer at 2am. Very important for an alcoholic. It all takes a bit of planning, and that's every night. If the drunks can do it every night, surely consumers can do it 10 days out of the year.

Guests should respect and honor local customs not trample all over them.

Can we still go to the places that are open on Sunday, or is that just reserved for locals to trample all over tradition?
time means  
15 Aug 2010 /  #67
I saw in a supermarket over here in the UK some Wroclaw breadcrumbs. Yes i know what breadcrumbs are but are Wroclaw breadcrumbs special?

Is Wroclaw the place to go for breadcrumbs in Poland?
SeanBM  
15 Aug 2010 /  #68
Yes i know what breadcrumbs are but are Wroclaw breadcrumbs special?

Not just special but extra special because they are from Wroclaw.

Is Wroclaw the place to go for breadcrumbs in Poland?

You know where bread crumbs come from?
Do you know where in Poland sells bread?
time means  
15 Aug 2010 /  #69
extra special.

Wow perhaps i should have bought some instead of the beer... damn.

You know where bread crumbs come from?

Stab in the dark here but i will go for bread. :-)

Do you know where in Poland sells bread?

I know this one! Wroclaw :-)))
aphrodisiac  
15 Aug 2010 /  #70
Jeszcze się z głodu nikt nie zesrał.

there is nothing funny about being hungry, my sugar level goes down and I get very nasty.

Easy.

that is what I was saying.

What's not easy to do in Canada is to get a beer at 2am. Very important for an alcoholic. It all takes a bit of planning, and that's every night. If the drunks can do it every night, surely consumers can do it 10 days out of the year.

this went right over my head.

gotta go, hungry mind is useless.
Richfilth  
15 Aug 2010 /  #71
As a balance to this religious quagmire some of you have started:

One of the reasons these national holidays affect foreigners is that we're not used to the whole country shutting down with such regularity. No, Poland doesn't have that many national holidays, but it has 12 when England has 8 (I can't speak for people from other countries) and that's a significant increase.

Plus, until very recently (Oct 2008, I think) English employers could include those 8 as part of your 20 mandatory days leave. So if you worked in the UK, where you only get two weeks off a year AND your 8 national holidays, and then move to Poland where people have 26 days PLUS another 12, this massive difference is tangible to those of us who wish these Slavs would stop dossing around and go back to bloody work because some of us have run out of cat food.

Of course, some people (like the originator of this thread) should have planned ahead, but for other situations like baby food or daipers or conventional medical supplies or *ahem* feminine products, having to drive around all day in summer storms looking for a petrol station or Żabka that stocks what you need gets tiring, especially when it happens once a month on average. Let alone finding out that your car needs oil, which means a new oil filter, which means an oil change; none of which I can do because all the big shops are shut and petrol stations don't stock oil filters.

There's hundreds of reasons why people might need something on a Sunday.
convex  
15 Aug 2010 /  #72
that's a significant increase

2% of the year consists of holidays vs 3%? Buy the big bag of catfood next time.
OP smurf  
15 Aug 2010 /  #73
get yourself informed. Don't be so condescending.

What i meant was it's a bit fascist to celebrate an army who involved in two wars that have absolutley nothing to do with them

so do everyone a favor and go play with yourself to occupy your time instead of starting stupid flame threads -Troll. Guests should respect and honor local customs not trample all over them.

You're callin me a troll, mr-who's-never-even-started-a-thread, dare i say he who labels someone is surely labeling himself in the process

Blow me, go back to the OP and you'll see that I wanted advice on how to get a petition started to see if we could fix this idiotic situation when shops close because of an out-dated religious tradition

The thread is about why shops are closed. The answer: because it is a public holiday

Again it's not about that please read my OP, I know why they are closed, I want to know if there's anything that can be done to change the situation

Please if you would just take the time to read the OP, I asked you all NOT TO turn this into a religious bashing sessions, I actually wanted some advice about how to start a petition

And how would I get people to sign it and ho would it be received

thank you
Seanus  
15 Aug 2010 /  #74
Stu, how many times? They are closed for 2 reasons which I've stated above. Jesus would have wanted us to celebrate a religious holiday with Christian symbols. We can buy those symbols where? Tada, yes, in shops :)
Harry  
15 Aug 2010 /  #75
Personally I don't care: the bar where I am has beer and cigarettes (and SkyTV). I just got a text from a mate who'd been complaining about shops being closed: he's in a brothel where they've sold him beer & cigarettes and made him a sandwich!
delphiandomine  
15 Aug 2010 /  #76
I want to know if there's anything that can be done to change the situation

Not much, to be honest. All four major parties in Poland support the status quo, as do most Poles.
ShawnH  
15 Aug 2010 /  #77
he's in a brothel where they've sold him beer & cigarettes and made him a sandwich!

Highly disrespectful, selling beer today.
Seanus  
15 Aug 2010 /  #78
I bet it was a beef sandwich :)

Och, we can learn to live like Ethiopians have to do for most of their lives. Spare a thought for those that are starving through famine, who have governments that couldn't manage a pi*s-up in a brewery and have little hope.
sobieski  
15 Aug 2010 /  #79
Coming from Belgium, I was (and) am still astonished why the shops are open on a Sunday.
Where I come from you can buy on a Sunday morning untill 13:00 bread, meat and the local shops will be open - maybe.
Why shops have to be open 24/24 - 7/7? Soooo American.
It is not difficult to do your shopping on Saturday. Shop assistants have also the right to a normal life.
convex  
15 Aug 2010 /  #80
Shop assistants have also the right to a normal life.

gas station attendants don't
NorthMancPolak  
15 Aug 2010 /  #81
Not just special but extra special because they are from Wroclaw.

lol we have those in Tesco :)

It's like Eccles cakes - like any other cake, but somehow unique :D

I just got a text from a mate who'd been complaining about shops being closed: he's in a brothel where they've sold him beer & cigarettes and made him a sandwich!

Ugh! If I were to ever use a brothel (extremely unlikely), I can guarantee that there's NO WAY I would ever let anyone who works there make me a sandwich!!! :0 lol
Harry  
16 Aug 2010 /  #82
It is not difficult to do your shopping on Saturday. Shop assistants have also the right to a normal life.

So why are they working on saturdays? By your logic shops should be open Monday to Friday from 9 to 5.

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