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Which services is Poland still waiting for?


jon357 71 | 20,799
30 May 2012 #31
There are several 24hr ones.
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
30 May 2012 #32
damn! Poles be "lovin' it" all day long!
Maybe 12 | 409
30 May 2012 #33
A MacDonald's drive thru is a Disservice to the community.
Wroclaw Boy
30 May 2012 #34
where? which businesses have drive thru?

Virtually every singe KFC and Mac D's thats NOT near the Rynek.
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
30 May 2012 #35
damn! Poles be "lovin' it" all day long!

They will be getting fat all day long, too! lol

Not sure if it counts as a "service", but I've visited many parts of Poland, and nowhere seems to have anything resembling London's Camden Lock or Manchester's Northern Quarter. The dominant camo pants/backpack/shaved hair image will hopefully become unfashionable with time, so there is still hope :)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
30 May 2012 #36
it also says "24 H". there's a 24 hour McD's there?

24 H /hr does not mean twenty-four hours. it means until midnight (the 24th hour)

very few shops are open 24/7. usually small places that also sell alcohol.
jon357 71 | 20,799
30 May 2012 #37
The MaccyD's by Kino Femina is open 24/7. And unlike a lot of places in PL that advertise 24/7 it doesn't seem to stop for an hour to update the tills.
Wroclaw Boy
30 May 2012 #38
try asking for milk with your tea though, that can be a major issue with many fast food establishments.

So i would add that as something Poland is still waiting for, compulsory milk sachets.
jon357 71 | 20,799
30 May 2012 #39
Try asking for real tea. A pot of hot water with a tea bag next to it isn't tea. The water has to be poured from the kettle on to the leaves or bag and left to brew for several minutes. Otherwise it's just coloured water.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
30 May 2012 #40
Laundretts are not that common in the UK these days and who the hell cares if there's an manky drive through MacDonnalds? There must be some REAL services that people want that dont have?

Try asking for real tea. A pot of hot water with a tea bag next to it isn't tea. The water has to be poured from the kettle on to the leaves or bag and left to brew for several minutes. Otherwise it's just coloured water.

Haha you can tell you're a Notherner, you want a brew you can stand your t-spoon up in :)
jon357 71 | 20,799
30 May 2012 #41
Laundrettes are not that common in the UK these days and who the hell cares if there's an manky drive through MacDonalds? There must be some REAL services that people want that dont have?

Being able to recharge a prepaid SIM card online without giving a Polish ID card number. A bugger to have to take your iPad down to the phone shop each time.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
30 May 2012 #42
Real, would be something that enriches someones life, something that will make ones life easier, something convenient, a drive through MacDonalds wont really do that,unless you're some fatty who cant be bothered getting out his/her car (I can see why you'd find that a bit of a service!), and since people were comparing services to the UK, I pointed out that the laundrett is a dying thing because most if not all people have a washing machine and a dryer these days.

Back to you chubby!
urbanlegend - | 24
30 May 2012 #43
Which services?

LOL - any level of something approaching any kind of customer service would be good for a fukkin start.
OP pawian 200 | 21,528
30 May 2012 #44
laundrette

Wroclaw:
laundrette

+1

Funny. That was the only thing in the USA which I hadn`t seen in Poland before. And I still don`t see it today.

To be honest, who really needs a self-service laundry in Poland? All private households have a washing machine and if you rent a flat, you just need to find one with it.

While in US, I used the service twice or thrice, and considered it very weird, as sth against my nature, culture, upbringing, everything. Washing my clothes in public, listening to gossiping women while waiting for the end of the process, seemed very depressing to me. I felt like an idiot. That was at the beginning of my stay, when I had to spend a few nights in an accidental apartment without the machine. But I moved and all my next apartments were furnished with washing machines, they were the main prerequisite.

online tax returns

You are a bit out of date. The service was set up two or three years ago.

podatki-pit.pl
e-deklaracje.gov.pl
pitprzezinternet.info/pit-online.html

Free refills on sodas.

What`s that? Buy one soda/coffee and get another one for free?

Funny it was mentioned by so many posters..... :):):):):)

Chips with gravy

What`s the problem? Get chips and pour your gravy on them....:):):):)
Wroclaw Boy
30 May 2012 #45
I pointed out that the laundrett is a dying thing because most if not all people have a washing machine and a dryer these days.

All people may have a washer and dryer these days in the UK, but this is a Polish forum and most people do not have a dryer in Poland. In Polands most people still use the old washing line

Back to you chubby!

Indeed, hows the hubby hunt going?
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
31 May 2012 #46
but this is a Polish forum and most people do not have a dryer

But they have washing machines and have central heating to dry their washing inside in the winter...not exactly rocket science really is it?

hows the hubby hunt going?

Sorry but the job was filled years ago...
jasondmzk
31 May 2012 #47
jasondmzk: Free refills on sodas.

What`s that? Buy one soda/coffee and get another one for free?

Yup. When I have a sit down meal, I want a glass of water, and a glass of soda, both with ice. Getting that one feshtunkana (a Yiddish word for small/worthless) bottle of Coke Zero -which is ALREADY smaller than the U.S. bottles- served with a dusty, iceless, glass for me to pour myself drives me apeshit. More places should invest in a carbonator and fountain, and just gimme my refills. I would probably order more, because I wouldn't be restricting myself due to thirst.
pgtx 30 | 3,156
31 May 2012 #48
Buy one soda/coffee and get another one for free?

and let your ass grow bigger and bigger? hell no. it's not healthy. Poland already introdiced stupid fast food to the kids. it's enough.

beside, a coffee refill is made only of the ****** tasted one. you won't get a free refill of a cup of good, tasty coffee.

so Poland, stay away.

To be honest, who really needs a self-service laundry in Poland?

it is convinient. although, it's not fun useing a washer mashine after a mommy who accidentally washed a poopy diaper. gross.
jasondmzk
31 May 2012 #49
and let your ass grow bigger and bigger?

If people don't have a sense of moderation, that's on them. I'm a thirsty guy and I wanna get my drink on. Paying another 15 pln just to sate myself bugs the ever-lovin' hell outta me.
pgtx 30 | 3,156
31 May 2012 #50
talk about soda drinks served in a large glass with lots of ice and not about free refills.
jasondmzk
31 May 2012 #51
Well, the drink thing only bugs me because I consider myself a very generous tipper. I know the waitress doesn't set the policy, but she's the only representative of the establishment I'm gonna have contact with, except maybe the cashier. And I usually tip so much because I'm ALWAYS getting refills, and running the wait staff ragged going back and forth. When I'm in Poland, I don't think to adjust my tipping, it's so ingrained in my mind to do it.
pgtx 30 | 3,156
31 May 2012 #52
weird. i'm tipping high if i'm happy with a service i received; it doesn't depend on how much liquid i consumed to **** it out later on.
jasondmzk
31 May 2012 #53
Yeah, but how much service are you getting? She takes your order, brings your food, and MAYBE takes your plates while you're still there, if you're lucky.
pgtx 30 | 3,156
31 May 2012 #54
service depends on many things, not only refills. geez.
MoOli 9 | 480
31 May 2012 #55
While in US, I used the service twice or thrice, and considered it very weird, as sth against my nature, culture, upbringing, everything. Washing my clothes in public,

[DAMN!washing clothes in a laundromat is weird?you are washing your clothes not your d**pa!wake up!quote=Maybe]A MacDonald's drive thru is a Disservice to the community[/quote]

MCDONALDS!
peterweg 37 | 2,319
31 May 2012 #56
I find it easy to adjust to the US system of tipping, different people you tip differently. For instance do you your hair dresser? I do, because its **** job. Of course you don't have to tip at all, as Zukerberg demonstrated, and its bull**** that tipping improves service because you tip afterwards.

The re-fill thing is way over rated. In diners the coffee is invariably **** water and how many cups of coffee can you drink - with me its one so why should I care about it?
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
31 May 2012 #57
beside, a coffee refill is made only of the ****** tasted one. you won't get a free refill of a cup of good, tasty coffee.

why not?

and let your ass grow bigger and bigger? hell no. it's not healthy.

often times, you go to a restaurant in poland and they pour you one of those little glass bottles of cola and charge you 5 pln for it. it's what......200ml? 4 minutes later your glass is empty and yes, I want another one without having to pay another 5 frikkin' pln to get it. less than a can of soda throughout my entire meal generally isn't going to cut it.
OP pawian 200 | 21,528
1 Jun 2012 #58
[DAMN!washing clothes in a laundromat is weird?you are washing your clothes not your d**pa!wake up!

Yes, but I was brought up in a culture which says that washing your dirty linen in public is improper.

Sorry. Probably I am too Polish and I can`t change it.
gdyniaguy 1 | 281
1 Jun 2012 #59
Poland the cleanest nation on the planet! You probably find a stone on a quiet bend of the river to wash yours! In the west we use machines.
peterweg 37 | 2,319
1 Jun 2012 #60
Nope, unlike the Wilds of the North, in Poland we have washing machines.

Never been an issue when I eat out. You kidding yourself that its 'free' of course.

In the US they are discussing banning ultra large containers of pop bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18271120

Bullshit, of course. In Europe its normal to but a 1.5 -2Liter bottle of 'soda'. Its cold and in a bottle with a cap on it, but there is nothing stopping you drinking it all in a day. More practical than a bucket but no less sugar.


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