so .. what do you think about us?
I think most of you guys are okay, and probably a bit friendlier and probably more decent than some of my own fellow countrymen are, once you open up a little and actually *allow* someone to get to know the real you. You guys sometimes seem a bit too suspicious and paranoid though, but perhaps that's because of some of the treatment you're probably recieving from a couple of spoiled brats abroad who look down on foreigners who do small jobs? Who knows it has something to do with recent history as well, although it *does* seem to be part of your culture to enter the room with a healthy dose of distrust?
Please don't take any offense, because all in all, most of the Polish guys and girls that I've met have been nothing but great company and true friends, despite of all our little differences. (We're not so different after all, but perhaps our environments differ a *lot*?) Bottom line: Most of you guys and girls are perfectly alright once you get to know yourselves, and you folks can be really warm and welcoming sometimes, especially when you're able to relate to some people. I've noticed a lot of Polish people dislike those spoilt Westerners, and for good reasons, but I've also noticed they respect a hard worker when they see one. I suppose one of the things I like about Polish people is that they still have some good old-fashioned values when it comes to such things, although I have to say I'm not much for religion, and prefer a bit more open-mindedness when it comes to a few things.
But I respect your working mentality. Just don't make the mistake of thinking we're all spoiled Capitalists, because no matter how much some people complain about stereotypes on this forum, you just *know* you guys have some prejudices towards us as well. That's okay, just keep an open mind and allow people to prove otherwise.