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Poor hygiene of people in public places in Poland


Atch
21 Oct 2015 #31
There is nothing more precious then to see a little old poor Polish villager smiling for the camera knowing what a hard life they
have endured yet still are smiling.

Well said Johnny. In the words of Smokey Robinson 'I Second That Emotion'.
jon357
21 Oct 2015 #32
There is nothing more precious then to see a little old poor Polish villager smiling for the camera knowing what a hard life they

Spot on. That generation survived a lot, and if Pigsy thinks they wash a little less than he'd like (this from a guy from India!) remember that their tiny old age pensions have to stretch a long way, hot water bills are a burden for many and elderly people's senses (including the olfactory one) aren't as sharp as when they were young.
Roger5
21 Oct 2015 #33
Our neighbour has just had her first bathroom and toilet installed. She's 93.
befranklin
21 Oct 2015 #34
I'm from the South and I would never go to Africa, my daddy would just about have a heart attack.
I couldn't imagine a bigger, smellier cesspool than Africa.

Where do you keep your Confederate flag? And if you didn't know it the the "South" in America is full of directly imported Africans, so you are already there. Did your daddy own a plantation? Me think you are a "Troll" looking for a reaction, someone on this forum can't be this close minded or be real.
Krzysztof68
25 Oct 2015 #35
Hello everyone,

I am a first generation Pole in Connecticut, so I have something to say about this. Yes, Americans often seem to think of some Poles as being smelly, but ultimately this is not something that Poles need be ashamed of; deodorant is a very artificial substance, its not natural.

It was actually german immigrants in america that created deoderant, selling it as something that was needed, when of course it wasn't necessary.

Poles are light years ahead of americans when it comes to knowing history; we know this historical fact, and americans don't.

It is the duty of Polish Patriots everywhere to NOT use some german invention that could possibly give you cancer that our Slavic ancestors never knew, nor needed.

I, for one, refuse to use this modern artificial substance under my arms.

The natural scent should serve as a Polish in-group indicator and as a source of pride for being Polish, american sensibilities be damned.
terri
25 Oct 2015 #36
There is extensive research on the subject of using deodorants and in fact there is evidence that they are partly responsible for breast cancer in women.
Meshki
7 Apr 2021 #37
its not about deodorant ,even if you wash yourself with only water everyday and without using soap ,you shouldnt be smelly.to me if somebody smells so much in a point that hurts others around ,thats pure selfishness. I've seen it in Poland unfortunately alot and now i stop using public transport because of it .even poor people have access to water in Poland.dont get over protective ....be logical fui im not English or American .every country has also hood things to offer and i know Poland has also amazing bright people what you can always count on them .
pawian
7 Apr 2021 #38
even if you wash yourself with only water everyday and without using soap

The reason is that Poles are too busy - they work long hours and come back home in the evening after a hard day. It is natural that they aren`t too fresh during the day if they have no access to washing facilities. To avoid such situations, I always carry a small towel, soap and deodorant in my school bag. I also carry a replacement shirt and underwear just in case.
JacekthePole
7 Apr 2021 #39
Mate, a few stinky people on the tram or spice heads and crack rats polluting the main streets. Look at Downtown LA for e.g.

i know which i'd prefer
Bobko
18 May 2023 #40
its not about deodorant

There are some types of smells, that no deodorant can stop. Diacetic acid, for example.

It can be produced in large quantities by people that consume alcohol a little too frequently. Quote:

Alcohol triggers several chemical reactions in the body that cause sweat to smell distinct and often bad as unmetabolized alcohol is excreted through the pores via sweat. One of these reactions produces a substance called diacetic acid, which smells a little like vinegar and may be very noticeable on hot days and in those who don't wash their clothes often.

In another thread we have already established that Poles are champion drinkers. At the same time, my own research on the forum has shown that despite outside indications, Poles on average DO have access to modern plumbing. Kania - specifically - is an oligarch, with multiple bathrooms with bidets.

Could the reason, then, for Poles' odious body odor - be that it is a nation daily going through the painful symptoms of alcohol withdrawal? In the bus, on the tram, in line at the supermarket - little Polish biolabs rapidly fermenting diacetyl molecules, and then furiously sweating them out?

Diacetyl is known to produce aromas resembling: " baby vomit, sour milk, moldy cheese, or any combination therein." Does this ring a bell for anyone? If yes, and then my broader theory is confirmed - I have solutions.

1) Consume large quantities of yeast after a night of drinking. Within your gut, the yeast will reduce the diacetyl, converting it to acetoin and 2,3-butanediol, both of which have very inoffensive aroma profiles.

2) Increase body temperature temporarily to 41-42 degrees Celsius. At these high temperatures the bacteria in your gut will quickly metabolize the diacetyl.

3) Sanitize your bowels with new doses of alcohol, which will prevent the formation of diacetyl.
GefreiterKania
18 May 2023 #41
Poles are champion drinkers?

67th place in the world in alcohol consumption, and 102nd in alcohol dependence...

wisevoter.com/country-rankings/alcohol-consumption-by-country/

... some champions! :)

multiple bathrooms with bidets.

Two is hardly multiple but it's nice to be considered an oligarch once in my life. :D
jon357
18 May 2023 #42
Remember those figures are averages.

I'd say there are plenty of people in PL who never drink. There is however a high level of alcohol dependency in those who do.

And I'm sceptical about the figures anyway.
Bobko
18 May 2023 #43
How about: "Thank you, Bobko - for offering potential solutions to the problems that plague Poland, rather than nakedly criticizing like a troll"?

Hmmm?

Tell me the truth, did you ever consider diacetyl as the source of your problems?
pawian
18 May 2023 #44
Alcohol triggers several chemical reactions in the body that cause sweat to smell distinct

Possible. But alcohol comes in different versions. My own wines give my body unusual aroma which is extremely pleasant to others. I see it in their positive reactions when I walk by them. Let alone my wife who often says she could you know what.

did you ever consider diacetyl as the source of your problems?

Never. Diabolic rightists are much bigger nuisance in Poland, not diacetyl.
AntV
18 May 2023 #45
Kania - specifically - is an oligarch, with multiple bathrooms with bidets.

This is not a sign of oligarchy, rather a sign to be liberated from abject barbarism. The popular modern practice of wiping one's unmentionable after a round of colonic evacuation with highly processed tree pulp is downright barbaric. As a reformed barbarian who spent most of his illustrious life traveling through the brambled wilderness of those ghastly white squares of arse friction to the open and airy gentle prairie of the bidet, I can say the bidet is simply an instrument of common sense and charity.

67th place in the world in alcohol consumption

That's pathetic, and, personally, I find it very disappointing. Poland needs to up it's drinking game. Matter-of-fact, there needs to be an advocacy campaign for more alcohol consumption per capita in Poland. Just like Solidarity started in Gdansk to rid Poland of the yoke of communism, this Summer you and I, GK, will begin a movement to rid Poland from the yoke of puritanism in Gdansk by drinking to the point of hilarity...just name the drinking establishment and I'll be there.
Novichok
18 May 2023 #46
Quoting:

The popular modern practice of wiping one's unmentionable after a round of colonic evacuation with highly processed tree pulp is downright barbaric. As a reformed barbarian who spent most of his illustrious life traveling through the brambled wilderness of those ghastly white squares of arse friction to the open and airy gentle prairie of the bidet, I can say the bidet is simply an instrument of common sense and charity.

Short version: My ass likes wet more than it likes dry.


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