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Rate Poland (Life Quality / Culture and People / Food): 1-10!


trener zolwia 1 | 939
16 Dec 2010 #31
Well, of course one can't find every ethnic food in every little small town. My point was that for the most part one can find a very good variety of different ethnic foods and not just in big cities. As a matter of fact, the couple little Polish delis I know of in Jersey are in small towns rather than in big cities.
Wroclaw Boy
16 Dec 2010 #32
that hour dissapeared...

It was 7:00 am till 15:00, everything posted during that time has gone.
kingdom26 1 | 18
16 Dec 2010 #33
In my own Opinion European countries are the best in the world and follow by Australian. mainly because their system are working and they care about the poor and the wealthiest unlike US no Good health care and there is wide gap between the rich and the poor... go to Sweden, Norway, Denmark And Iceland You will never feel anything like that.......and they have one of the best health care in the world.............................concerning Poland lets give poland little time Poland is growing fast and very soon they might levels up with the western Europeans
guesswho 4 | 1,289
16 Dec 2010 #34
unlike US no Good health care

Not quite, some people here have a really good health care. It's just not equal for everyone.
Well, it's just not socialism where we live here. It has good and bad sides but then again, which country and system doesn't?
Bolle 1 | 147
16 Dec 2010 #35
-Quality of life

6

-Polish culture and people

8

-Food

9

I'm a polish yankee, been in PL for a few years now.
alexw68
16 Dec 2010 #36
Jew, our food is awesome.

Yes, Failure, it is.

Lazy, herd-mentality, gratuitous anti-Semitism (or anti-anything for that matter, without context or justification), however, is not.

Care to share with us exactly what your little throwaway remark was supposed to contribute here?

Nah, didn't think so.
peterweg 37 | 2,320
17 Dec 2010 #37
1) 7/10 . Air quality and infrastructure is poor
2) 10/10 Great people
3) 5/10. Bland.

Jew, our food is awesome.

Polish food is bland. The quality of restaurants is mediocre. Although, I has to be said that I'm a good cook myself and can out do 99% of the restaurants I've eaten in here, so I'm being fussy. Compared to the Uk there is a lack of quality ingredients.

USA. **** hole from coast to coast, Ive refused to move there (was offered it for work) and now refuse to even visit.
OP FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
17 Dec 2010 #38
peter weg wrote:

USA. **** hole from coast to coast, Ive refused to move there (was offered it for work) and now refuse to even visit.

why are you brining up the USA? oh.....i almost forgot.....

peterweg wrote:

10/10 Great people

you simply have to be a blind patriot to give Poland a 10/10 in the 'People' category.

customer service is absolutely abismal in poland. who is it that ignores me, doesn't want to help me, looks at me with disgust if i ask them a question, doesn't so much as ask if "everything is alright" after i get my meal at a restaurant.....are those robots i'm dealing with? no, they're poles.

what about the women at the delis that couldn't care less what you want because what they came for is obviously more important and certainly more urgent.

how about the absolutely insane amount of racism here and just utter lack of culture in so many poles? it never ceases to amaze me how many poles have just zero understanding of the outside world.

a 10? come on, dude.
Ashleys mind 3 | 455
17 Dec 2010 #39
I guess they are all as good as they can get???
zetigrek
17 Dec 2010 #40
you simply have to be a blind patriot to give Poland a 10/10 in the 'People' category.

His name is Peter Weg, not Piotr Węgierski... You ask people for personal opinions, so you shall not crtitisize it now. That's so rude of you.

customer service is absolutely abismal in poland. who is it that ignores me, doesn't want to help me, looks at me with disgust if i ask them a question, doesn't so much as ask if "everything is alright" after i get my meal at a restaurant.....are those robots i'm dealing with? no, they're poles.

what about the women at the delis that couldn't care less what you want because what they came for is obviously more important and certainly more urgent.

how about the absolutely insane amount of racism here and just utter lack of culture in so many poles? it never ceases to amaze me how many poles have just zero understanding of the outside world.

Yep that also concerns you. The smile costs twice the wage. Those people have nothing to be happy with.
peterweg 37 | 2,320
17 Dec 2010 #41
You asked for my opinion didn't you? I don't class service shops and restaurants as anything to do with the people. Its a job, I don't go into a shop to make friends but to buy milk, their job is stressful enough as it is without handing out an utterly fake platitude such as 'have a nice day'.

Restaurants are crap in Poland, but again thats not the people.

There are ignorant racist people here, poor people who haven't seen or been anywhere, but they are all over the world. Difference in America is that the richer educated people are ignorant as well. The standard remark that 'All American's are stupid' isn't a insult, just a bland statement of fact, whereas in Poland there are some dumb people but a a lot of smart, traveled people as well. Millions of Poles are working abroad and return with a wider view of the world, American Poles included.

I'm British born BTW, so not patriotic about any country, never mind Poland.

how about the absolutely insane amount of racism here and just utter lack of culture in so many poles? it never ceases to amaze me how many poles have just zero understanding of the outside world.

You know thats exactly the impression most visitors get of America?
OP FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
17 Dec 2010 #42
zetigrek wrote:

His name is Peter Weg, not Piotr Węgierski.

'Weg' is Jewish and all I knew, he could have been Piotr Weg. It's not an unreasonable deduction.

Those people have nothing to be happy with.

all too often i find myself totally confused with your posts. anyway, why do they "have nothing to be happy with"?

peterweg wrote:

I don't class service shops and restaurants as anything to do with the people.

Restaurants are crap in Poland, but again thats not the people.

places owned and run by people yet somehow the interactions that take place while inside of them has nothing to do with the people that run them or work in them.

sure.

peterweg wrote:

their job is stressful enough

yeah, you're right. pushing paper for 8 hours a day or selling wedliny completely justifies their rotten attitudes. i mean, with all that responsibility.....talk about your pressure cookers.

peterweg wrote:

Difference in America...

The standard remark that 'All American's are stupid'

wider view of the world, American Poles included

You know thats exactly the impression most visitors get of America?

why oh why are you bringing up america? what does america have to do with "Rate Poland"?
zetigrek
17 Dec 2010 #43
all too often i find myself totally confused with your posts. anyway, why do they "have nothing to be happy with"?

because they're earn too little money to "enjoy life"

why oh why are you bringing up america? what does america have to do with "Rate Poland"?

To rate something you have to have a point of reference. So comparing to America, Poland doesn't look so bad in the eyes of a Brit :)
welshguyinpola 23 | 463
17 Dec 2010 #44
Millions of Poles are working abroad and return with a wider view of the world

You sure about this? So many poles who returned from London believ that the whole of the UK is a city, we dont have lakes and mountains according to them, they were even looking forward to returning to Poland to see some sea, as if uk doesnt have any
OP FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
17 Dec 2010 #45
zetigrek wrote:

[quote]because they're earn too little money to "enjoy life"[quote]

bogus.

if you're 40 years old working at a deli selling meat and you hate your job and your life, don't talk to me like it's my fault.
zetigrek
17 Dec 2010 #46
if you're 40 years old working at a deli selling meat and you hate your job and your life, don't talk to me like it's my fault.

But it's the fault of the deli that's why I can be unpleasent for their clients ;>>>

In Poland we are much more understanding for people's bad mood. It seems to be a bit cruel to expect people smiling when they are really miserable. I want to quote your own words:

amaze me how many poles have just zero understanding of the outside world.

Now you proove that you also have "zero understanding".
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,441
17 Dec 2010 #47
if you're 40 years old working at a deli selling meat and you hate your job and your life, don't talk to me like it's my fault.

see Fuzzy,Americans smile too much, Poles not enough- cultural differences.
OP FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
17 Dec 2010 #48
zetigrek wrote:

Now you proove that you also have "zero understanding".

wow, there we go again.....i honestly have no idea what you are talking about.
zetigrek
17 Dec 2010 #49
i honestly have no idea what you are talking about.

look on aphro's post above.
guesswho 4 | 1,289
17 Dec 2010 #50
see Fuzzy,Americans smile too much, Poles not enough- cultural differences.

Almost right but Poles would most likely smile more if they had more reasons to it. More wars than freedom and poverty over the ages (maybe not now but in the past) wouldn't make anyone very optimistic, I guess.
zetigrek
17 Dec 2010 #51
More wars than freedom and poverty over the ages (maybe not now but in the past) wouldn't make anyone very optimistic, I guess.

Oh, give me a break...

The only reason they are not so willing to smile is that they have to many things to worry and most of these things are connected with money. What crazy idea let you to think that someone in modern times cares for history?
guesswho 4 | 1,289
17 Dec 2010 #52
The only reason they are not so willing to smile is that they have to many things to worry and most of these things are connected with money

That's why I mentioned poverty.

What crazy idea let you to think that someone in modern times cares for history?

according to my observation, many Poles do care about history a lot but this is not really what I meant by posting it. The attitude of a nation is being created over the ages and so many bad events in Polish history caused the general pessimism of Poles.
OP FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
17 Dec 2010 #53
zetigrek wrote:

The only reason they are not so willing to smile is that they have to many things to worry and most of these things are connected with money.

i can't agree with this. I didn't want to make any Poland/USA comparisons but i will.

Go to a blue collar town somewhere in the USA, sit down at a diner and ask for Edna. Edna will be 245lbs, frizzy hair with a bad dye job, clothes will be sloppy and her kids will be wearing t-shirts with spaghetti stains on them from last night.....but more often than not, Edna will give you service with a smile, ask about your day and tell you about hers, be pleasant when she takes your order and actually take pride in her "crappy job". oh, and while you're at it, ask to speak with her husband Carl, he's a truck driver who enjoys Nascar, cheap domestic beer, NFL and is in the woods hunting every weekend during deer season......and again, chances are, he'll be a pleasant guy to deal with on the job, even though him and his wife live lower-middle class lives and are lucky to afford 1 vacation a year.

are there rotten waitresses and truck drivers in america? absolutely, which is why i would never rate 'People' in the USA with a 10 but the point is, you cannot blame someone's attitude solely on their income level or the quality of their jobs. if it's possible for Edna, the fat waitress working at the diner down the road that serves you waffles on sunday to be nice and pleasant, it's possible for Joanna at the deli that sells you your pasztet and rolls in the morning to do the same.

find another excuse.
mephias 11 | 304
17 Dec 2010 #54
customer service is absolutely abismal in poland. who is it that ignores me, doesn't want to help me, looks at me with disgust if i ask them a question, doesn't so much as ask if "everything is alright" after i get my meal at a restaurant

Maybe there is something wrong in your approach. I can give many examples that people that I don't know at all tried to help me . Yes customer service in general is not good (I think it is side effect of communism years) but it is improving and if I don't like the service quality I eliminate that shop/restaurant etc and trying to find alternatives with good service.

Anyway I think quality of customer service should be considered in Life Quality section. I only considered people I know for Culture and People question. I don't care if there are racist/narrow minded people (you can find them in any country) as long as they don't harm me and luckily I haven't met one in last 1.5 years.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,650
17 Dec 2010 #55
I give Poland not just one ten but two! Times two!!! Awesome place with awesome people!
Seanus 15 | 19,706
17 Dec 2010 #56
Ever been, PP? ;)
trener zolwia 1 | 939
17 Dec 2010 #58
even though him and his wife live lower-middle class lives and are lucky to afford 1 vacation a year.

Quite true. I thought you said you'd never been here?

I give Poland not just one ten but two! Times two!!! Awesome place with awesome people!

And you've never been to P-Land. :s
zetigrek
17 Dec 2010 #59
Those who works in hypermarkets in Poland can't allow for even 1 vacation a year. Still Edna and Carl have a better and less stressful life than most of Poles. Besides that we tolerate bad days of other people and just forgive them the lack of smile sometimes.

Quite true. I thought you said you'd never been here?

HE IS AMERICAN, trenerze żółwia...
trener zolwia 1 | 939
17 Dec 2010 #60
HE IS AMERICAN

Well, he's never been to a WalMart and mentioned coming for a visit, so I figured...

Lots.

Na-ah.


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