/ Domestic arguments caused by differences between Polish and English culture
And this inability to fess up and just be normal ... it is very infuriating.
Hmm sounds familiar.
I had a house guest who spent two weeks with us.
After she left I went in to tidy the room up a little only to find a raspberry drinks stain on the carpet (small thing) and the small reading lamp broken beyond repair. Accidents do happen but I can't understand why she couldn't just tell us !!
Fast forward a few years later. Same house guest. I was using the bathroom, needed to get toothpaste from the shelf. I reach pasy my aftershave bottle and get the toothpaste. Job done.
House guest enters bathroom-spends some time there (as women do). I hear the unmistakenable sound of something dropping to the floor but think nothing of it as I assume she has dropped a hair brush/toothbrush etc. Short time later I go in, decide to put some aftershave on and my bottle is nowhere to be found. I search high and low and eventually see my bottle had fallen off the shelf and behind the shelf rack. Now it's not a biggie but the house guest KNEW she had dropped it and must have KNOWN I would KNOW she dropped it and still elected to say nothing about it so I really do know where you're coming from.
Anyway-sudden change of topic but same thread....Washing up
When I do the washing up I either fill the basin with water and soak the dishes before rinsing under running tap OR I have a washing up bowl and fill that with water to soak and then rinse under running tap. Every Polish housewife I know thinks this is a blatant waste of water and time and common sense and they all choose to simply rinse the dishes under the running tap.............drives me bonkers it does !