Seanus 15 | 19,706 19 Aug 2011 #1Well, this should please some posters who only want to hear positive things about life here. It should also stop buffoons (you know who you are) who focus on 38 million people as one homogeneous group. I don't want to hear any comments about 'Poles' as a collective here. I want specific stories of your Polish friends and how they came to be your friend.OK, I want launch in with all my stories/experiences at once so I'll start with my friend Daniel (Danny). I first met him in my first school here and I noticed straight away how light-hearted he was. He invited me to a football match and that started my short adventure of watching Piast Gliwice. He always offered to buy me sth to eat or drink before the match and went out of his way to pick me up. He was/is great company and introduced me to some Polish swear words. He threw them in a lighter way than some of the hardcore fans who didn't hold back. To this day, he has taken me to different locations to play football and has organised it all despite being a busy manager. He has also offered to help with DIY jobs and to pass on some of his music collection. I know he'd look out for me in hard situations and he really values closeness. Friends like him don't come along too often.So, this is mainly for non-natives but native Poles, of course, are free to submit their stories of their friends and what makes them a person worth their weight in gold. It will hopefully encourage more positive posting and less generalising.Come on, DE, step up to the plate. We are all ears! You can use all the nice adjectives you know to describe your friends.