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OP FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
19 Dec 2010 #91
aphrodisiac wrote:

Obviously you lack patience for other culture

no more than for my own.

aphrodisiac wrote:

you are simply unhappy in Poland, which maybe the case since you are leaving.

haha. brilliant.

aphrodisiac wrote:

homesickness is what your problem is.

call it what you want.

zetigrek wrote:

No it was you who started that pointless discussion about the USA.

that is simply an incorrect statement. do me a favor, show me where in this thread I started the discussion about the USA. go ahead, search through page 1 and 2 and you will find exactly what I put in my last post, in that exact order.

quit posting garbage.
chichimera 1 | 186
7 Feb 2011 #92
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

how would you explain the radiant smile of the African people then? I know Africans who speak about their sorrows with the everlasting smile on their faces. We are not separate from the world which surrounds us - if the sky smiles at you, you smile back :)
Ironside 51 | 11,338
7 Feb 2011 #93
how would you explain the radiant smile of the African people then?

They do not have some expectation as Europeans, our culture is about achievements, their about living, African guy have a food for today and tomorrow and he is happy, European guy have money for a year but he is worrying bout the next year.

In Poland disparity between expectations and achievements, guy in Poland can work his ass off and still got a little.
guesswho 4 | 1,289
7 Feb 2011 #94
Obviously you lack patience for other culture as it is clearly displayed in your posts, or you are simply unhappy in Poland, which maybe the case since you are leaving. homesickness is what your problem is.

I don't think it's a lack of patience or homesickness (OK, maybe he's a little homesick). The life in Poland is totally different than in the US. Poland, even though is making progress, it is still pretty underdeveloped comparing to the states and this is probably one of the reasons why he's going back home.
chichimera 1 | 186
7 Feb 2011 #95
They do not have some expectation as Europeans, our culture is about achievements, their about living

True. But don't you think that the culture of achievenments may stem from the fact that mere living under the European sky is not so fulfilling as it is under the sun of Africa. We are more prone to worry on a weekend at home when it's raining outside that during a weekend at the seaside. We want to achieve when we are not satisfied. the culture of ambitions and goals comes from deep discontent
jarnowa 4 | 499
7 Feb 2011 #96
I know Africans who speak about their sorrows with the everlasting smile on their faces.

If they still can smile, their sorrows can't be that bad.
grubas 12 | 1,390
7 Feb 2011 #97
The life in Poland is totally different than in the US.

Explain please what is so "totally different"?

I know Africans who speak about their sorrows with the everlasting smile on their faces.

Africans differ,just like Europeans do but basically you are right.I know a guy from Nigeria and he is laughing even when he's in troubles where I would be pissed.(e.g his car broke down).
chichimera 1 | 186
7 Feb 2011 #98
If they still can smile, their sorrows can't be that bad.

he is laughing even when he's in troubles where I would be pissed.

grubas has got my point.
guesswho 4 | 1,289
7 Feb 2011 #99
Explain please what is so "totally different"?

just about anything you pick grubas but you should already know it since as you say, you live here.
grubas 12 | 1,390
7 Feb 2011 #100
No,this is BS and I am not going to let you get away with "just about anything".You said "totally different" and I don't see it being "totally different".Sure there are little differences but basics are the same.I can list about 100 LITTLE things (like lets say in PL you first fuel than pay,in the US you have to prepay then fuel,no trailer parks in PL,basically no mass transit in the US and so on)but like I said BASICS ARE THE SAME,so go ahead and tell us what is TOTALLY different?

He,he last year when I wanted to get some gas in PL I first went inside gave the girl behind the counter 50 PLN and asked her to put it on pump 5, she had no idea what I was talking about.It was very confusing for both of us.
guesswho 4 | 1,289
7 Feb 2011 #101
Sure there are little differences but basics are the same

oh, little differences, lol So there's just a little difference in music, food, houses (AC etc.), culture, mentality etc... This list could be very long grubas.

no trailer parks in PL,basically no mass transit in the US

you carefully picked the two that are on your plus side, lol I could easily provide a list of pros on our side too and the list will be guaranteed much longer but this is not what I was trying to say here at all. I'm talking about differences without showing my preferences. Different doesn't necessarily mean better or worse, just different. Whether something is better or worse, everyone has to decide for himself. We all tend to prefer what we're used to.

Btw. You don't have any trailer parks, that's true but you have very many post communist block areas that I personally find even more disgusting than trailer parks (or at least equally bad). As far as mass transit, well bigger cities usually have it. Then again you should know the reason why it's not as popular here as in Poland, it's because most of us have at least 2 cars (family) and the mass transit wouldn't be lucrative here at all.
Ashleys mind 3 | 455
7 Feb 2011 #102
I personally find even more disgusting than trailer parks

What's disgusting about the way people live...?

it's because most of us have at least 2 cars (family) and the mass transit wouldn't be lucrative here at all.

No it's because the motoring lobby bought it all out and brought it into disrepair... Ain't nothing shameful about a good public transit system. MUCH more efficient than private motoring. And have you been to L.A lately??
PlasticPole 7 | 2,650
7 Feb 2011 #103
The reason a trailer's so icky is there's too much formaldehyde inside. If I had a trailer, I would want everything inside to be made from solid wood, except for sinks and stuff like that.
Ashleys mind 3 | 455
7 Feb 2011 #104
Everything *but* the kitchen sink... ;)

But they're still less polluting than Condos...
guesswho 4 | 1,289
7 Feb 2011 #105
What's disgusting about the way people live...?

I didn't start with it but if it's OK for one to point out the trailers in the US then it's also OK to mention the communist blocks in Poland too. Besides, don't get me wrong, I'm not criticizing people here, I'm criticizing the post communist architecture as in my eyes, living in one of those blocks is not better than living in a trailer.

No it's because the motoring lobby bought it all out and brought it into disrepair...

now you're talking like an America expert Ash :-)
Where do you have this information from? I'm asking because I've never heard about it.

Ain't nothing shameful about a good public transit system.

of course not, did I say that?

MUCH more efficient than private motoring

It depends. I personally don't see it that way. At least not in the US.

And have you been to L.A lately??

I hate big cities. I lived in NYC before and I hated it.
Ashleys mind 3 | 455
7 Feb 2011 #106
now you're talking like an America expert Ash :-) Where do you have this information from? I'm asking because I've never heard about it.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_American_streetcar_scandal

A streetcar named desire...?

You should check out this flick too...
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An interesting look at just how invasive the motoring lobby has been in curbing the rights of ordinary citizens to CHOOSE between car ownership or an alternative... (remove the option?)

It depends. I personally don't see it that way. At least not in the US.

Well in terms of resource use, use of space and in many cases, utilisation of time... public transport wins hands down (in cities and medium sized towns...)

It's just what the government invests its money and policies towards...

In many ways, up and developing countries today know this and major cities of the future will be learning from the mistakes of more car dependent *super highway cities* by developing alternative infrastructure to accommodate for an increased use of mass transit in its stead... (high speed trains and such)

And of course the motoring industry needs to compliment this by designing more efficient cars over luxury vehicles... ;)
Eurola 4 | 1,909
7 Feb 2011 #107
I would rather live in a trailer park than in some post communist concrete block. Have any of you ever see a trailer inside? They can be amazingly huge and comfortable, unlike the tiny apartment in blocks. Not to mention some quite expensive cars parked in front of the trailers, just the same as in front of nice condo buildings or individual homes.(Ok, I don't know about trailer homes down South). Many people live there because they can not afford the same space in a condo or a house. Some live there because this all they can afford and it beats a beat up apartment in the city in a questionable neighborhood.

In regards to public transportation: public transportation might be good everywhere in the world (Europe) but I want my car in front of the house and to use it at my convenience. End of story. The only time when busses and trains are full in Chicago is the morning and evening rush hour. Otherwise they are a waste of gas and taxpayers money.
guesswho 4 | 1,289
7 Feb 2011 #108
oh, I see what you mean Ash, the influence of the big car companies in the US on the mass transit due to the increase of the car production. Well, you know how it is, money talks and bs walks.

It's the same with the speed limit on the German autobahns, the huge car companies have their hands on it there too and that's why the Germans still enjoy to drive as fast as their cars can go (not everywhere though).

Well in terms of resource use, use of space and in many cases, utilisation of time... public transport wins hands down (in cities and medium sized towns...)

yep, in the big cities for sure but no chance in the rest of the states.

Have any of you ever see a trailer inside? They can be amazingly huge and comfortable, unlike the tiny apartment in blocks.

I've seen both and you're absolutely right about it.
Ashleys mind 3 | 455
7 Feb 2011 #109
Have any of you ever see a trailer inside? They can be amazingly huge and comfortable, unlike the tiny apartment in blocks.

I used to live in one in England... All's I can say is that I *accommodated* to its size...

But I guess, like everything in the States, big is beautiful, and plentiful is the master of men's destinies... ;)

yep, in the big cities for sure but no chance in the rest of the states.

Horseback? ;D

It's the same with the speed limit on the German autobahns, the huge car companies have their hands on it there too and that's why the Germans still enjoy to drive as fast as their cars can go (not everywhere though).

I remember doing over 240km/hr in a convertible Merc going along the old Castle Road with my Dad and his nutter friend Albert from Lubeck... I think we got there an hour later! ;)
jarnowa 4 | 499
7 Feb 2011 #110
grubas has got my point.

I know Africans who speak about their sorrows with the everlasting smile on their faces.

If you are talking about Africans living in Poland (only then the comparison with Polish people makes sense), i don't understand what you mean because i never see them smiling on the streets. I only see big smiles when they are in clubs and get lucky with attractive girls who only come to them because they are black.
grubas 12 | 1,390
7 Feb 2011 #111
you carefully picked the two that are on your plus side, lol

I didn't even know there were sides and I wasn't judging wheter mobile homes are good or bad.I prefer to live in the US but I don't see it as "totally different".Easier? yes.Anyway,I am done with discussing with teenage girls.
Wroclaw Boy
7 Feb 2011 #112
the Germans still enjoy to drive as fast as their cars can go

Never happens, absolutely never.
chichimera 1 | 186
7 Feb 2011 #113
If you are talking about Africans living in Poland

No, I'm talking about Africans living in the UK - and not only about the black ones, the white Africans have similar ability to smile when others (Polish, British, and other people of the North) wouldn't even think of smiling.
Stu 12 | 522
7 Feb 2011 #114
I only see big smiles when they are in clubs and get lucky with attractive girls who only come to them because they are black.

Honestly, you can only write about ONE, single subject. You really are a frustrated turd.
George8600 10 | 636
7 Feb 2011 #115
-Quality of life

Because I am not a materialistic person and prefer the nature/small town life when I'm traveling, and Poland seems to accommodate this well, so: 9/10

-Polish culture and people

Some people complain of racism, stupidity, and lack of social acceptance. However normally doing this I find people around my age (20) who tend to be educated, university students, and/or hard workers. So quite honestly my perspective of the people is very nice and this group of people I choose is much better than other European countries where the youth and intellect aren't always the best. So: 10

-Food

It's nice for a first try, but it gets boring after a while. Also if you get artsy with your food, you realize the lack of complexity and varieties Polish food has. Not to mention it has a bad world-wide reputation, even in Chicago where there are tons of Poles you rarely find a Polish restaurant as opposed to an Italian, French, Greek, or even a German one. I don't mind eating it, but it gets bland after a short while and the tastes become over-rated. Nonetheless, in my international eating, the Poles make the best soup next to the Japanese which never becomes old. So I give it a: 5/6
pawian 190 | 19,211
31 Jul 2011 #116
2. 8...but I'm leaving out the old women...coz that'd make it much lower, old women here are such complete b*tches.

Polish grannies compared to Korean grannies are angels. You need to travel more. Or watch youtube more.
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Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535
31 Jul 2011 #117
Polish grannies compared to Korean grannies are angels.

I know both the kinds, and I can say that neither are devils ... they are human beings, and it depends where you come from to have people who behave more responsibly.
Alllie
4 Oct 2011 #118
i love poland
i've traveled around most of europe and stayed in numerous countries but my heart truly belongs in poland , the culture , the people , the food and ofcourse the stunning BEAUTY of this place is enough to attract anyone seeking a comfortable and happy place to live in

i rate everything a solid 9

poland keeps on improving as the days go by :)
i really do love it here !!

best country in europe <3
bullfrog 6 | 602
4 Oct 2011 #119
I would like to hear how you all rate Poland and here are my 3 categories:

-Quality of life

-Polish culture and people

-Food

Quality of life: 7/10: OK. I lived in Warsaw, an easy city for moving around, but the lack of "beauty" is a drawback

Polish Culture and People: 8/10 Country's best asset

Food : 3/10. Very plain, little variety
Seanus 15 | 19,706
4 Oct 2011 #120
Bullfrog, I can tell you that many Poles rate their food 9/10 or even 10/10. It's all in the palate but I agree that it is on the bland and unimaginative side. Tasty nonetheless!


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