The BEST Guide to POLAND
Unanswered  |  Archives 
 
 
User: Guest

Home / Life  % width posts: 330

Do Polish People steal a lot?


aphrodisiac 11 | 2,441
26 Jul 2010 #241
Honest business if you ask me, if they didn’t you would accuse them of software piracy.

what are you talking about? The software was not necessary at all, why would Apple dealership be accused of stealing its own software anyways and why would authorized dealership charge me for a part, which was faulty anyways?

Was I questioning him?

not literally, no there was no question mark, but that was your intention since you clearly doubted his statement.

How would you know where I live?

I assumed that you don't live in Poland, do you?

You know what they say about assuming?

they- like who?

Honest business if you ask me, if they didn’t you would accuse them of software piracy.

if I asked you, but I did not. The part was faulty, therefore should have been fixed for free.
Overcharging is stealing in my books.
effaren - | 2
26 Jul 2010 #242
certainly not when I stayed there, the Poles where very pleasant people and very hospitable towards me
Bratwurst Boy 12 | 12,860
26 Jul 2010 #243
I agree but the only way you’ll ever stop bribery is when people stop trying getting favors and stop offering it.

First being unlawful should get an "negative" image (with the help of he media), so that people get a bad feeling doing that and second install a sharp, smart agency hunting down black marketeers, tax evaders, bribers everywhere and punish them hard, so that they start to fear doing that.

Together that will help sooner than you think! :)

PS: Just a few days back a second CD full of names with big time tax evaders resurfaced in Germany...they are sh*itting their pants now :)
DannyJ - | 129
26 Jul 2010 #244
Yes BEAUTIFUL!

each to their own
ShortHairThug - | 1,103
26 Jul 2010 #245
what are you talking about? The software was not necessary at all

Why the need for it to be reinstalled then? You made it quite clear what was expected of authorized dealer as part of the procedure to fix the problem in your rant.

they- like who?
You know, ASSUME - making an ass-out-of-U-and-me.

The part was faulty, therefore should have been fixed for free.
Overcharging is stealing in my books.

Take it up with the corporation; they have their procedures in place which the authorized dealer has to adhere to. Don’t you know that big part of the profits generated by those corporations are in support not in sales. Why have a fit and a gripe against people who simply follow the procedure and instruction given to them by the corporate. Besides you fixed it yourself so what’s the problem? If you don’t like the quote you have a right to take your business somewhere else or do it yourself, you didn’t pay them good for you but even if you did it would have been out of your own free will so haw is that stealing?; therefore no relation to the topic of this thread.

Overcharging is stealing in my books too but that doesn’t make it a crime when the price is set by a big bad corporation for any given product or service, as long as it’s done through their authorized dealers, you can always do it on the cheap and pay some student to do it for you if you’re not savvy enough to do it yourself.

First being unlawful should get an "negative" image (with the help of he media),

Grow up BB; every politician is on the take in one form or another no matter what country they happen to hail from. It’s in no one’s interest to change the way the things are done. This problem had been with us since time in memorial still is, so what makes you think it will be any different in the future or that you and I can do anything about it. When you don’t hear about corruption it’s simply because it’s kept under tight lid.
Wroclaw Boy
26 Jul 2010 #246
You should never go and point out previous topics from sb else as I will come back to you, right in your face :)
I remember that sb once started a thread about mushrooms, for example :)

Indeed this forum has become one great big p1ssing contest. Everybody has to be scared, really scared what they post or it will come back to haunt them, if not now but soon and for the rest of their lives.
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,441
26 Jul 2010 #247
Why the need for it to be reinstalled then? You made it quite clear what was expected of authorized dealer as part of the procedure to fix the problem in your rant.

according to the dealership in Poland, not according to the dealership in Canada, where it was fixed for free in 5 minutes.

You know, ASSUME - making an ass-out-of-U-and-me.

it is a human trait, everybody assumes:)

Overcharging is stealing in my books too

well, then we agree on something, in this case the Polish dealership wanted to charge me tons of money while the local did not.

Take it up with the corporation

I will for sure. I am not that easily fooled when it comes to service, be it in Poland or Canada.
ShortHairThug - | 1,103
26 Jul 2010 #248
I will for sure. I am not that easily fooled when it comes to service, be it in Poland or Canada.

Good for you, it’s settled then, now can I have my beer in peace and have one on me as well.
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,441
26 Jul 2010 #249
now can I have my beer in peace and have one on me as well.

absolutely:) thanks Dad;)
Midas 1 | 571
26 Jul 2010 #250
Poland isn't a nation of thieves.

It has a significant amount of them, for economic reasons, as well as many people who pull of dodgy scams ( be careful with real estate ).

But as a whole nation - no.
southern 75 | 7,096
26 Jul 2010 #251
Poland isn't a nation of thieves.

It has a significant amount of them

I see.
Paulina 13 | 3,467
26 Jul 2010 #252
Midas and his logic LOL
Seanus 15 | 19,706
26 Jul 2010 #253
"I think we should ignore him" (sb and their logic, LOL)

Midas has a good point. Specific kinds of crime happen, e.g car theft. The Poles were notorious for that back in the day. The Japanese for umbrellas and bicycles. However, it doesn't make either a nation of thieves. I don't imagine there being too much theft here in Poland.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
26 Jul 2010 #254
The Poles were notorious for that back in the day.

Not quite. it was often little mafia rings that took cars.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
26 Jul 2010 #255
Italian, Russian or Albanian, Wrocław?
Paulina 13 | 3,467
26 Jul 2010 #256
"I think we should ignore him"

Meaning: don't treat him seriously. I am going to have a laugh from time to time though :)

(sb and their logic, LOL)

And I thought you'd leave me alone, Seanus :) You just can't help it, can you? Somehow I can stay away from you, but you can't stay away from me :/

Poland isn't a nation of thieves.
(...)
But as a whole nation - no.

Yes! Poles are a nation of thieves! Don't be so defensive, Midas :]
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
26 Jul 2010 #257
Italian, Russian or Albanian,

certainly Polish, possibly Russian and Ukrainian too.

for the most part it's all hearsay. it's what u hear from friends of friends etc.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
26 Jul 2010 #258
They were notorious for that amongst Germans and Scots, Wrocław. My wife is just describing a stealing story to me. She believes Poles are awful for this. Also, they are still Poles, Wrocław. Mafia or otherwise. 'The Poles' is a FAR more diverse term than anyone here seems to conceive.

Seanus (I think I should ignore her, meaning no name references which I didn't use. Not meaning 'don't treat anybody seriously or otherwise').
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,441
26 Jul 2010 #259
They were notorious for that amongst Germans and Scots, Wrocław. My wife is just describing a stealing story to me. She believes Poles are awful for this. Also, they are still Poles, Wrocław. Mafia or otherwise. 'The Poles' is a FAR more diverse term than anyone here seems to conceive.

sure they were, but in order to bring balance to the conversation in the US a car is stolen every 26 seconds.
Paulina 13 | 3,467
26 Jul 2010 #260
I think I should ignore her,

Thank you :)

meaning no name references

And no quoting and no referring to my person in any way - that would be nice too ;)

And Kaczyński brothers stole the Moon! A nation of thieves, I tell ya! :D
Seanus 15 | 19,706
26 Jul 2010 #261
Aha, come on then. We are off on the deflection course again, so let's have a broader perspective while you are at it. How often does it happen in Outer Mongolia? How about Swaziland? Let's get a rounded perspective and large scale on the go here. I'm interested, does it happen in the Outer Hebrides too?

Seanus (reiterates that he has NEVER quoted anybody since Dec 2007. The Mods will back me up on this. I mean in the traditional way)
THE HITMAN - | 236
26 Jul 2010 #262
Do Polish People steal alot? ............. YES.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
26 Jul 2010 #263
It's funny. Foreigners have stereotypes about it but Poles come right out with it :) Most Poles I've spoken to seem to think it happens more than it should.
Paulina 13 | 3,467
26 Jul 2010 #264
"I think we should ignore him"

This is also quoting, Seanus :) These " " are called quotation marks, you know :)
Let's drop this, OK? Let's just avoid each other and everything will be fine :)

Poles DO steal a lot. I'm sure Gollum was Polish :O He stole a golden ring!
Seanus 15 | 19,706
26 Jul 2010 #265
I didn't name the person that said it and was just exposing blatant hypocrisy, no word bending to cover up any goofs. I think that much was clear!!

Yes, I see I have been quoted again above but will move on.

Some steal a lot and some don't.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
26 Jul 2010 #266
My wife is just describing a stealing story to me.

I doubt it's pleasant.

I could relate a hit that took place in this neigbourhood some years ago. All related to car crime and Polish mafia. For obvious reasons, nuff said on that.

The bad guys would follow a car straight from the showroom... wait for the driver to park... then once the driver had entered his house... another set of keys was used to take the car.

About the time that this was rife many people here were buying steering locks etc.

Sometimes, if you knew who had taken the car u could buy it back for the cost of the parts.

It all seemed to come to an end not because the police had a clamp down, but because of new wealth and the flood of mid to high end motors.
Paulina 13 | 3,467
26 Jul 2010 #267
I didn't name the person that said it

But I knew that this person was me and that's enough.

and was just exposing blatant hypocrisy, no word bending to cover up any goofs.

Aaahh, and when I did the same to you, you were so angry at me :D
And it's off topic :)

Yes, I see I have been quoted again above but will move on.

I hope so :)

Poles are thieves! Foreigners shouldn't go to Poland. Poles will steal you and put you into their pockets! :O
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
26 Jul 2010 #268
And it's off topic :)

which means that if it continues posts will be binned
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
26 Jul 2010 #269
Poles are thieves! Foreigners shouldn't go to Poland. Poles will steal you and put you into their pockets! :O

Dirty buggers!
Paulina 13 | 3,467
26 Jul 2010 #270
which means that if it continues posts will be binned

Does this mean "deleted completely" and not "moved to Random Chat Thread"? :/

Random Chat is commonly known as 'the bin'

Dirty buggers!

Yeah... I don't know how they do it - I mean, their pockets must be BIG or magical or something... But be wary... o_O

You have been warned.


Home / Life / Do Polish People steal a lot?
BoldItalic [quote]
 
To post as Guest, enter a temporary username or login and post as a member.