The BEST Guide to POLAND
Unanswered [2]  |  Archives [1] 
 
 
User: Guest

Home / Life  % width posts: 390

Polish vs British vs American - Clash of cultures


rybnik 18 | 1,466    
3 Sep 2012  #31
In Warsaw you can`t get lost. Life is so much easier here.

Hahaha! The visual is priceless!
Let's remember though, that all the great subway systems began as Warsaw's: point A to point B.........It's just the start
OP pawian 144 | 7,546    
3 Sep 2012  #32
Let's remember though, that all the great subway systems began as Warsaw's: point A to point B.........It's just the start

The continuation will look like this and it is for serious:

s
Bieganski 17 | 906    
  3 Sep 2012  #33
The more realistic layout plans for Warsaw Metro's expansion.


boletus 30 | 1,367    
3 Sep 2012  #34
The continuation will look like this and it is for serious:

And just to put it into some perspective - compare it to Toronto subway system. Twenty years ago there were only two lines here: Bloor (green) and Spadina-University (yellow).


  • Toronto subway system
OP pawian 144 | 7,546    
3 Sep 2012  #35
And just to put it into some perspective -

So here`s another map:
rybnik 18 | 1,466    
3 Sep 2012  #36
what do these depict?
OP pawian 144 | 7,546    
3 Sep 2012  #37
Tramway system.
rybnik 18 | 1,466    
3 Sep 2012  #38
Tramway system

You sir, have a very wry sense of humor :)
OP pawian 144 | 7,546    
3 Sep 2012  #39
No, no, I am dead serious in this thread. Clash of cultures isn`t a joke!
rybnik 18 | 1,466    
3 Sep 2012  #40
then you should lighten-up and chill as my teenager puts it :)
sobieski 107 | 2,130    
3 Sep 2012  #41
Tramway system.

Hmmm...I think I saw another set of pictograms showing metro systems in these cities...but the layout was a bit different :))))
OP pawian 144 | 7,546    
3 Sep 2012  #42
Stop drinking Sobieski:

Stop drinking Sobieski:

A clash of drinking cultures:

Polish
Clear Polish vodka
and Polish lager beer
rarely Polish wine
British:
Polish Cider
Whisky
and beer called ale.

Probably you don`t know about but Polish children receive presents twice in December. First, on 6 December, called Santa Claus day. In the morning, children find presents under their pillows. I will never forget some of presents I got as a kid.

kid in poland

child poland

smyki.pl/domeny/corcia.pl/kinilek/archiwum/2007/12/

The other time of present giving is at Christmas. Not on 25 December as in UK/UK, though. In Poland it takes place on Christmas Eve, 24. Presents are stored under the tree and opened after Supper.

play in poland

Wigilia Poland

gertrusia.blox.pl/html/1310721,262146,14,15.html?11,2009
TheOther 5 | 3,626    
17 Sep 2012  #43
Probably you don`t know about but Polish children receive presents twice in December. First, on 6 December, called Santa Claus day.

They have the same custom in Germany. There it's called "Nikolaus".
OP pawian 144 | 7,546    
  17 Sep 2012  #44
That is nice. After all, we are close European neighbours, not like distant Britain, let alone US which is in another galaxy. :):):):)

Because of your valuable input, I clicked this button:
kondzior 8 | 937    
18 Sep 2012  #45
So I'm reading a news article about how they caught the thief who stole from a unconscious dude lying on the railroad track, then left him there until a train arrived and cut his foot off. It's the usual "immigrant... bla, bla, bla... identified by neighbors... bla, bla, bla", but then I came upon this "can't be charged for leaving a man to die because Sweden doesn't have a law that requires people to save lives (if not endangered themselves), it all comes down to human decency..." I was like...

...hmmm...
then
what??
SERLIOUSLY?!!

I still remember that in school here in Poland they wasted 45 minutes explain to us how this works and described some cases as examples. What kind of a sh!thole doesn't have such a basic law? Jesus, Sweden!
cassandra 1 | 40    
18 Sep 2012  #46
it's threads like this one, exactly, that make me too embarrassed to share this forum with normal people around me.

;) ;) !!!! You'd be surprised what normal is...a Noncaucasian i know asked if Poland was remiss on their education in certain areas, because of that low birth rate ;) and i said yeh maybe it's mostly a Catholic country.... but this guy was Catholic too and he missed the joke.
OP pawian 144 | 7,546    
18 Sep 2012  #47
it's threads like this one, exactly, that make me too embarrassed to share this forum with normal people around me.

Share it with abnormal, then! :):):):):)

There are plenty of them around. :):):):)

Unless you are posting from an asylum... :):):):)
cassandra 1 | 40    
18 Sep 2012  #48
Unless you are posting from an asylum... :):):):)

f stop ;) no matter where you are in the world there's Always some Abnormals around ;)
I'm in US...you should share a Tequilla picture for us ;) Though i like Rum. ;)
And right now with the presidential race it FEELS like an asylum!!!
One more question to all, anyone into Anthropology? Earliest known human remains all found in Africa In Southern Nile areas....so what 'shade' were Adam and Eve...and Lilith for that matter? Just guessing it's not 'snow white' like my brother ( blonde and green eyed) Yet me! not so - came out dark as a gypsy from the same set of light parents! And we have the DNA tests to prove we are 100% siblings!

Catholics come in all makes and models too, just like the rest of the world; some OK - some swine.
hudsonhicks 21 | 346    
18 Sep 2012  #49
I cannot say much about customs or taps but Eastern Europeans are very different to us Brits.

They're more strict, serious and

Go to a shop in Poland and the atmosphere between you and the shop assistant would be erie, quiet and work-centric.

In Britain you'd probably strike up some random conversation with the staff. When i worked in customer service years ago, my manager always badgered me to ask how the customers are etc. Quite tiering after a while haha
strzyga 2 | 993    
18 Sep 2012  #50
Go to a shop in Poland and the atmosphere between you and the shop assistant would be erie, quiet and work-centric.

so you've been to Poland?
delphiandomine 85 | 17,470    
18 Sep 2012  #51
Go to a shop in Poland and the atmosphere between you and the shop assistant would be erie, quiet and work-centric.

Right. That's why I got stuck talking to the toy shop owner today when trying to leave, because they're just so so quiet.

Oh Hudders... if you actually had ever been to Poland, you'd know that the 'banter' here is far more natural and prolonged than in the UK.

When i worked in customer service years ago

You worked? Ah, years ago.
teflcat 5 | 1,032    
18 Sep 2012  #52
if you actually had ever been to Poland, you'd know that the 'banter' here is far more natural and prolonged than in the UK.

So much so that I've walked out of shops a hundred times because of it. Hudders lives, so he says, in a nice seaside town where everyone is pink and life is peachy. Why, then does he... you know the rest.
sobieski 107 | 2,130    
  18 Sep 2012  #53
so you've been to Poland?

I think he has never been to Poland in his entire life. This he shares with some of polonialandists on this forum.
delphiandomine 85 | 17,470    
18 Sep 2012  #54
So much so that I've walked out of shops a hundred times because of it. Hudders lives, so he says, in a nice seaside town where everyone is pink and life is peachy. Why, then does he... you know the rest.

Me too. My local meat shop is particularly awful for it, with the 'banter' often going to ridiculous levels. My golden rule is - more than 3 retired people in the shop and I'm off. It doesn't help that one of the women working there has a particularly weird face, but still.

As for Hudders, life is fine for everyone else. But when you're on the dole and spend entire days watching everyone else spend money...well.

I think he has never been to Poland in his entire life. This he shares with some of polonialandists on this forum.

He's been to Poland on internet websites!
OP pawian 144 | 7,546    
18 Sep 2012  #55
Guys, me no comprehende that "banter in the Polish shop." What the heck are you talking about?
strzyga 2 | 993    
18 Sep 2012  #56
I think he has never been to Poland in his entire life.

but then, where does he get his ideas from? Has the Daily Mail recently bothered to describe the atmosphere of shops in Poland?
OP pawian 144 | 7,546    
  18 Sep 2012  #57
No. There are a few threads about Polish lifestyle here. Hudson has become a vivid reader of the PF. Good.
hudsonhicks 21 | 346    
18 Sep 2012  #58
strzyga

Oh Hudders... if you actually had ever been to Poland, you'd know that the 'banter' here is far more natural and prolonged than in the UK.

I've been more places you could ever imagine, i was in the Navy for 6 years...

Yes i've been to Poland, Gdansk.. i've also been to Prague, Tallinn and countless other European destinations.

Amsterdam more than once ;)
delphiandomine 85 | 17,470    
18 Sep 2012  #59
I've been more places you could ever imagine, i was in the Navy for 6 years...

"was" being the essential part.
OP pawian 144 | 7,546    
  18 Sep 2012  #60
I've been more places you could ever imagine, i was in the Navy for 6 years...

Wow! Did you join the Navy at 16, like another poster, Wrocław Boy?

Home / Life / Polish vs British vs American - Clash of cultures
Discussion is closed.