Wow. I thought I could edit the misspellings, but that feature doesn't exist. I feel bad about the errors really. I wrote and asked them to permit me to edit the post. I speak Polish, and write in Polish much better than that. My English if often times worse. Again, I apologize.
Yes, it was Poland 15 years ago. It has changed tremendously since that time. I would live in Poland again, but, well, I'm too old to do anything there now. Not old in the sense that I am ready to retire. That, fortunately, is still a couple of decades, and then some, away, but in the sense that I am too old to start at the bottom again, or to try to break enter a work force that still lists jobs with maximum age requirements.
There is a time and place for everything. I regret, and then again, do not regret living in Poland during those years. I regret that I couldn't assimilate and have a normal productive life, but many Poles could say the same thing. When you are young you do not seem to have the opportunities. When you are older and you see how open it is, and how young folks can now take advantage of that, you wish you were younger so that you could also participate. But, alas, it's just too late. The worst is having a boss much younger than you, but again, that is just the product of a transitioning economy. Personally, it is something I could never endure.
I will always love Poland. It was a defining time in my life. And, yes, it is a beautiful country, with a lot of wonderful people. I still have dreams, nice ones, that I am there, walking the streets of Kraków. Hearing Hejnał ring in the distance. Walking around the Planty with my girl, listening to the ring of the rails as the tramwaj passes by.
I am in Mexico tonight, and am off to bed. It is quite late here. Thank you for your comments, suggestions and criticisms. All of them. Dziordz £aszington. Damn. That is too funny, and very true.
Oh that's so cute.Kinda fairy tale "The prince and the little match girl".
Who are trying to fool?She will be just fine with or WITHOUT you.Have a nice trip!
No, she did not sell matches. She sold vegetarian food in a small resturant called VEGA near Kino Wanda. She earned 400 zloty per month. Her boss was a mean thing. She made my wife work 9 hours per day alone. There were two girls serving, but when one quit, the owner made my wife work alone, serving food all day alone, and said that she did not plan to hire another person. My wife would leave work crying.
I made my wife resign from this job. I paid for her living after that. The owner began to cry when my wife told her to F.O. and said that my wife was not behaving as an adult. Hmmm. Who wasn't?
She tried to take advantage of her, because she thought she had no options.
So no, not a match girl, but I made her dependent on me. She had no other options. What? Another cafe? Eventually we went to Warsaw where her opportunities were much improved. She did very well in Warsaw. We were there on and off again for over three years.