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theblueenigma   
9 Jun 2009
Life / ways to block someone on gadu gadu [20]

Jun 9, 09, 02:04 - Thread attached on merging:
Gadu problems

if you delete someone on gadu, can you undelete them ?
theblueenigma   
6 Jun 2009
News / What's the stupidest question asked about Poland? [414]

I was curious so I googled it and I was wrong :))

Catholic 86% (I thought it was much more, so the popes pic hangs in 86% of Irish homes hehe
)
Church Of Ireland 3 %
No religion 4.4%
Not stated 1.7%
Other religions 1.4%
Christian unspecified 0.7%
Muslim 0.8%
Presbyterian 0.6%
Orthodox 0.5%
Methodist 0.3%
theblueenigma   
6 Jun 2009
News / What's the stupidest question asked about Poland? [414]

And to be serious I don't see any reason why foreigner should recognize the sound of Polish language

I of course know the difference, but I didnt always. For most foreigners there is little or no difference between Russian and Polish, they consider you all accents from this side of the world similar.

You've got no idea what you are talking about. Actually this thread is about people like you.

No it isnt :) I have an idea what I am talking about, and I know that the nightlife in Poland during communisim wasnt comparable to that elsewhere. Please dont take it personally, I was just offering an explantion as to why people have ignorant assumptions

Are people really that ignorant that they can't tell a political union from a continent?

Yes, sadly that is the mindset of most people. They equate Europe with the EU.

really? Even in Jews and Methodists and Church of Ireland ppl?...:)

Well, Im sure he has a place in the hearts of the 4% of jews, methodists and COI also :)
theblueenigma   
6 Jun 2009
News / What's the stupidest question asked about Poland? [414]

Maybe they weren't always as cool as the Western but in those times nothing was as cool.

No of course not, Im not silly :) I was speaking generally and offering an explanation as to why a lot of people would think there were no 'discos' etc. People associate communisim with Poland, and most associate communisim with restrictions of lifestyle. I dont have any strange idea of communisim, or the idea of Poland after its fall. I live in Poland and have studied Polish history and culture extensively. I was merely offering up some logical reasons why many people not familiar with your country might think as they do.

So what? What does EU have to do with it, anyway? We already were in Europe 900 years before the idea of EU emerged.

That has a lot to do with it, because Poland is a relatively new member of the EU and people generally associate Europe with the EU.

you needed a little customs clearance, and now you just wave your ID and go.

Im aware of that :) My point being that there were nowhere near the amount of Polish people abroad as there are today. In Ireland for example there were virtually no Polish people here until EU membership, so nobody had ever the opportunity to meet or listen to a Polish person speak. Now of course I and most educated people would have known the Polish people speak 'Polish' but its not surprising that a lot might not as they had no exposure to the language or pupulace.

As far as I know, during the 80s, there was a lot of stuff about Wałęsa in international media. And, of course, there was the pope.

I for one never remember anything about seeing Poland ever mentioned in the international media. Other than of course the Pope, whos picture still hangs in every Irish home today :)

but I know that in Korea they speak Korean and not, e.g. Chinese.

Thats a valid point, and while ignorance is never excusable I do try and understand it.

while Poland has been there for some time

I assure you, there are many, many people who are very ignorant of history. With the widespread dumbing down of education now throughout Europe, I suspect ignorance will flourish

Apart from 'do you have cars over there' of course.

'Crap' indeed but an ignorant assumption easily explained nevertheless. Ireland my native country was the same under British oppression, but we still danced and drank :)

Poles used the cavalry to charge against vulnerable against that attack German artillery.

Considering that most of this generation know little or nothing about history, fictional or otherwise I find it refreshing that they know Poland was even in a war !

my Polish friends love me because I know loads about their country.

Arent you the same lady who recently commented that "Oh My God Polish men are the best lovers in the world, they are the best at sex in the world, Oh My God" because you were in love with your boyfriend ? Im not surprised your Polish friends love you, Im sure they are very flattered also ;)

WE sure did, the light ball turning at the ceiling and all

Ha,ha the disco ball, I remember nthem in Ireland, few of them still around actually :)))
theblueenigma   
5 Jun 2009
News / What's the stupidest question asked about Poland? [414]

'Is Poland in Europe?'

That seems a reasonable question for someone foreign to enquire. Afterall Poland only entered the EU 5 years ago, although listening to some here one would think Poland was one of its founders.

but you have microwaves over there?

Whats so stupid about that ? While the rest of the world had mocrowaves years ago, Poland didnt and a lot of consumer products were only made available years after communisim fell. Most countries could afford to buy microwaves a decade before you guys could.

Which language you speak in Poland,

Not sure why that seems dumb either. Afterall before you joined the EU 5 yrs ago you werent allowed to travel so easily and thus very few European people even met a Polish person nevermind heard what dialect they used. There are no notable Polish people in the international media, none in entertainment etc and Polish culture etc wasnt known so its to be expected that a lot of the world knew nothing about you, or your language. Only except perhaps the pope was Polish. You must remember that until very recently Poland was considered along the same lines as Belarus internationaly, you still have a lot of catching up to do in peoples minds

an I get a direct flight or will I have to change at Moscow?'

That doesnt seem particularly stupid either considering there were little or no direct flights into Poland from the likes of Ireland before Poland joined the EU and people usually had to change elsewhere, so its normal to assume that might be in a neighbouring country.

but my little sister who is a scientist tells me all the time about other scientists asking her "how was it growing up under the boot of the communists" or commenting as if she'd endured this....

Why is that stupid, many people in their 20s were alive during communisim ? It seems very reasonable someone foreign might ask what it was like to survive through communisim.

A girl, totally surprised asked 'do you have discos in Poland'

20 years ago you had no 'discos', and as 20 yrs isnt a very long time to be coming out of communisim I dont consider that to be a very stupid question, ignorant perhaps.

people often ask why the Polish charged at tanks with cavalry

Im impressed they asked you that actually

and also do cops in Poland have guns

Thats not stupid either, cops dont have guns in the UK or Ireland.
theblueenigma   
30 May 2009
Life / 3 reasons why you hate Poland. [1011]

Polish term for it is "wyzej srac niz dupe miec" - you can see it happen everywhere - best car, best house, best dog, best anything.

Reminds me of Ireland in the 'boom', then it went 'boom' and a lot of tears :) Lets hope Poland doesnt go down the same road
theblueenigma   
29 May 2009
Life / 3 reasons why you hate Poland. [1011]

the topic is a pleaure to stray away from ;)

lol true, make floors not hate :))))
theblueenigma   
29 May 2009
Life / 3 reasons why you hate Poland. [1011]

they scratch much more than proper wooden floor - the thing is laminate is much cheaper (also easier to make)

I have found the opposite to be honest. I have solid wooden floors back home in Ireland in living room and dining room and they are destroyed from scratches and chips from stones on peoples shoes etc (the no shoes in the house cutom hasnt caught on in Ireland yet hehe) I have a good walnut style laminate everywhere else and the floors are perfect, even in the hallway etc where there is a lot of 'trraffic'. I guess the old style wooden floorboards might have better wear and tear than the new ones because they dont have a veneer. The parquet style one is what my gfs parents have all over the house, looks as good now as it probably did 20 yrs ago, we dont have those in Ireland :( All in all from a personal perspective I dont think solid or semi solid wooden floors are worth the money, the laminate is cheaper, looks the same and in my experience wears better. This thread is about three reasons why I hate Poland so I better write I HATE POLAND BECAUSE THERE ARENT ENOUGH WOODEN FLOORS, LAMINATE FLOORS, AND THEY STILL SELL CARPET IN LEROY MERLINS :D Now that should keep them happy
theblueenigma   
29 May 2009
Life / 3 reasons why you hate Poland. [1011]

i've never seen a hospital with carpeted floors. that would be impractical and unsanitary, and probably illegal.

Absolutely, I certainly hope I never go into a hospital with carpet everywhere, can you imagine all the vomit and congulated blood stuck to it .... Yuck !

not all homes in PL have wood flooring as you think it is. It is LAMINATE.

Yeah all my Polish buddies have either wooden or laminate, laminate are probably better because they dont scratch or chip as much
theblueenigma   
29 May 2009
Life / 3 reasons why you hate Poland. [1011]

Personally I would have thought the opposite. I had carpets for years back home in Ireland and all they did was catch dust and dirt, now I have wooden floors everywhere . . . clean, easy to clean, look great. Wooden floors are more popular than carpet everywhere in Europe, not just in Poland. They are just more practical
theblueenigma   
25 May 2009
Work / Cost of Living, Average Salaries and Job sites in Poland [263]

From my experience of Poland thats about right Qw. Like every country there are those lucky to earn a lot more than the average but they are in the minority. Judging by the circles I move in, the salaries range from minimum (A friend who works in a supermarket) to a lawyer in Krakow earning close to 5000. Of course its possible to find those who earn more but as I said they would be in the minority and certianly not an accurate reflection of salaries in Poland. Thank you for the post Qw, very accurate and informative for anyone wishing to move to Poland.

By the ay, when you say 'bad love' do you mean prostitutes ? Those prices would seem excessive but then again I wouldnt know lol
theblueenigma   
24 May 2009
Work / Cost of Living, Average Salaries and Job sites in Poland [263]

Yeah, I always remember the teachers complaining but I think teachers, education is probably the most important asset

Very true, couldnt agree more but if they are very well paid for their contribution to society . . that should suffice.

I see that as a natural progression, give a poor people a load of money and it goes straight to their heads.
I hope it is a learning curve.
Irish people in Ireland had been very poor for the past 800 years, so I think it is understandable.

We were the poorest of the poor for many centuries, then suddenly we are rich for 10 years. Throwing all that money our way was like throwing altar boys at an Irish bishop. It will be a very painful learning curve, but one that may protect our children and grand children from living on debt and credit. Im hopeful we will return to the days when if we wanted something we worked hard and saved for it . . . the days of easy credit are well dead, everywhere. The Poles are similar to us in many ways, and I see that materialisim and credit culture growing there more and more. Ireland part 2
theblueenigma   
24 May 2009
Work / Cost of Living, Average Salaries and Job sites in Poland [263]

Indeed, it had to burst and for the sake of future generations Im glad it did . . although they will be paying a heavy price for our greed and idiocity.

Its still a good salary relatively speaking, certainly more than what I earn. Although I am hoping to rent out an appartment back in Ireland soon which should see me a lot more comfortable....well at least until the currency rate changes for the worst :)
theblueenigma   
24 May 2009
Work / Cost of Living, Average Salaries and Job sites in Poland [263]

Regardless, 5000 is still a great salary in Poland....bastard :D

Edit : I couldnt believe what most state teachers in Poland get until my gfs friend told me recently. Compared to teachers in Ireland its awful, and Irish teachers are still complaining regardless of them being the best paid in Europe. Much wants more
theblueenigma   
24 May 2009
Food / Bigos Recipe [146]

My gfs dad tols me that lamb isnt so popular in Poland now because it was once the food of peasants, so I guess thats still the mentality. Strange for me because in Ireland lamb and beef would be everybodys preference. Having said that I love my simple Irish lamb stew, but bigos is a close second...love it !!! Especially how my gfs mother cooks it, she told me it gets better each day its left in the pot and I have to say thats true . . . delicious !
theblueenigma   
24 May 2009
Life / Reasons for moving to Poland [291]

Well I am now moing back to Poland, for the reason that I loved it the first time, but wages weren't enough to support me. This time though, a lovely PF member has sorted some stuff out for me so I will be back!

Hey good for you mate. What made you fall in love with Poland the first time ?
theblueenigma   
19 May 2009
Genealogy / Do Polish people have big noses? [447]

If it makes you feel any better all men have small minds ;0)

No comment, but men age better :P

No, a bloke with a big nose is just a bloke with a big nose, he could be an attractive bloke with a big nose or a really ugly bloke with a big nose, this would depend on whether he gets a shag or not, not because we are secretly thinking...phwwwuuurr look at that bloke with a big nose bet he's built like a pit pony ;0)

Regardless, you will never look at a big nosed man again without contemplating the size of his manhood . . . the seed is sown :))
theblueenigma   
19 May 2009
Genealogy / Do Polish people have big noses? [447]

All the women in my small mind, although Im sure some great Freudian minds have already studied this theory and found it to be true . . . havent they ? :D
theblueenigma   
19 May 2009
Genealogy / Do Polish people have big noses? [447]

Ive a big nose and Im Irish, its so big you could hang a wet duffle coat from it, it never held me back in life. Women subconsciously equate big noses with big willys so its great
theblueenigma   
22 Apr 2009
Life / The Polish Wedding - What is it Like in Poland? [136]

Ive been at two already, another one coming up in a couple of weeks . . . they are great fun, the next one Im going to is one of the two day event bashes. The only problem is I cant dance, and I have to or Ill be probably be thrown out :D
theblueenigma   
2 Apr 2009
Love / Are 98% of young Polish girls emotionally unstable and mood changing? [191]

i am a GENTLEMAN who is not afraid to ask for advice and other people's opinion when he feels there is something more to learn

Your questions are ridiculous, you seem ridiculous, if you ask a stupid questions expect a stupid answer. If someone like you came anywhere near any Polish (or Irish) girl I know, they would either fall around laughing at you, or throw their cup of tea over you (assuming they dont drink alcohol in clubs)

What is hillarious is that you keep count of how many you kiss, and even more hillarious that although you seem to think your Gods gift to women, you cant get a shag :D You come across as an AliG type.

To be honest I think your just one of the regulars taking the piss and its a wind up.

If its not a wind up, I wish you luck in life and with the ladies.....I think you will need it lol
theblueenigma   
23 Mar 2009
Work / Salary expectations in Poland [373]

You've written a crap , not me ! 2500 zł ? Funny :D Why didn't you mention how much they (the doctors) get from one simple night duty ? In the hospital in my town ( 40 thousand people ) they get 700 zł.

Absolute nonsense. My girlfriends friend is a doctor practising on one of the larger hospitals in Krakow, he gets nowhere near 700 zl for one 'simple nights duty' You are delusional. Total crap !! He is even considering moving to Ireland as his salary is so bad.

An average salary in Poland is nowadays ( data for August 2008) 3165 zł which equals 928 € or 1286 $ monthly. An please check the data made by GUS (Main Statistical Office) before writing nonsense.

P.S. Do you really want to prove somehow that Poland is poor ?

Nonsense, the majority of Poles dont earn anyhting close to that amount. It is this insecurity that some Poles exhibit and the fear of being considered 'poor' which is so silly, and frustrating for foreigners wishing to get an accurate desription of salaries and living expenses etc in Poland.
theblueenigma   
9 Nov 2008
UK, Ireland / Hand washing at public toilets in the UK [75]

No, an immune system ? . . . whats that :) .....Ill take my chances and allow my immune system to strengthen and defend itself naturally against everyday bacteria etc . . . Only in toilets will I continue to refrain from using the hand dryer to blow other peoples sh*t over my hands, or rub it from the taps all over my hands which defeats the purpose of washing my hands in the first place ;)
theblueenigma   
27 Oct 2008
UK, Ireland / Hand washing at public toilets in the UK [75]

A sink in a man's toilet on a construction site in Britain serves only as a decoration.

Ive seen the same with Polish construction workers on sites working in Ireland, on many occassions. Ive also observed the same on numerous occassions in Poland, did'nt shock me. I dont wash my hands or dry them in public loos because its probably the worst thing you can do. Not only are the taps full of all sorts of germs, but the dryer blows out unflltered air full of pis* and shi* bacteria lol
theblueenigma   
27 Oct 2008
UK, Ireland / Hand washing at public toilets in the UK [75]

and you wonder why it smells like S*** over there it because of slobs like you
defecating all over the place. Didnt your parents teach you any manners?

Smells like shi* where, In Poland ?

English lesson : I think you will find that defecating = shi**ing, pis*ing = urinating. I said I urinated occassionaly against walls, that would be 'urinating' and its usually very late at night when inebriated. Your parents obviously didnt invest much in your education judging by your grasp of the english language. Then again they also taught you that putting your head under public hand dryers and inhaling other peoples shi* and pis* was cool. They say the apple doesnt fall far from the tree, thats what you get with parents that conceive in public toilets I guess !

and how old are you...12 ??

I suspect a lot older than you. then again your i.q doesnt seem to surpass double digits so Im going to go for you being a 17 / 18 yr old kid.

I was making a joke and you are the one that felt the need to attack
thats the first sign of a simple mind...you win:)

You did'nt seem funny. Although you did laugh hysterically at yourself, so that is usually the first sign of a simple mind, and also someone very insecure I might add ;)