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Why Aren't The Shops in Poland Open on Sundays?


convex 20 | 3,978
15 Aug 2010 #31
You don`t respect people who want to relax on holidays and on Sunday and this is more important for them than your posibility of buying chips today.

Which is why I go to the people that are open on the weekends and holidays (gas stations), and shun the corner shops altogether. I'm guessing as more people start doing the same, the small shop owners will have plenty more free time. The opening hours is probably my biggest gripe. I can understand Sundays and holidays.

You really do not have to be THAT disrespectful. If you are an atheist, fine - I am one myself. But that does not give you the right to be all patronising and condescending to those of us who happen to believe in the Lady in question. I resent your attitude.

Good for you. Resent at will. That wasn't a description of what is believed?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,430
15 Aug 2010 #32
Their property and they can closed it for one day a week.

Sure. Equally my right not to shop there and for them to go out of business.

As long as people are free to decide, what's the problem?

(if people don't want to work Sundays, get a job where it's not required - simple)
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
15 Aug 2010 #33
That wasn't a description of what is believed?

I won't feed you, troll.
OP smurf 39 | 1,981
15 Aug 2010 #34
Funny, I thought that the shops being closed had more to do with this being the day that an unfaithful wife went to go live in the sky kingdom?

hahahaha,
post of the day, right here.

Brilliant :-)

If you are an atheist, fine - I am one myself. But that does not give you the right to be all patronising and condescending to those of us who happen to believe in the Lady in question.

so are you an atheist or not,

I am one myself

seems you're tellin porky pies

condescending to those of us who happen to believe in the

anyway shops are closed for this religious thingy, says so on the front of my local Tesco and Bedronka and not the polish army day, whatever that is....seems a bit stupid to celebrate an army involved in illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
convex 20 | 3,978
15 Aug 2010 #35
I won't feed you, troll.

ditto. I mean coming up with a decent argument is hard. I understand your hesitation.
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
15 Aug 2010 #36
seems you're tellin porky pies

No. I merely happen to understand that MY viewpoint is not necessarily the only one. Lots of people in PL are Catholic, it's their country and their religious holiday. OK? I don't share their beliefs but it's still my culture, background and heritage.
convex 20 | 3,978
15 Aug 2010 #37
Were Josef and Mary married? - check
Was Mary impregnated by someone other than her husband? - check
Is she brought to heaven? - check

For bonus points, there are pictures in the churches to help you out. They show little flying kids helping her on her way up into the sky. You draw your own conclusions, I came up with an unfaithful wife going to live in a sky kingdom. It's short, concise, and provides a quick overview for those of us who are just joining us.
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,441
15 Aug 2010 #38
No. I merely happen to understand that MY viewpoint is not necessarily the only one. Lots of people in PL are Catholic, it's their country and their religious holiday. OK? I don't share their beliefs but it's still my culture, background and heritage.

what a load of bollox Magda. Why do you have to bring superficial Polish pride into discussion about stores being closed due to religious holidays. People are hungry and they want their food, including many Poles too, who happened to forget to shop on Saturday.

Explain in reasonable terms to non- Poles why they cannot buy food. See my point?

People are creatures of habit- Poles or not.
Stu 12 | 522
15 Aug 2010 #39
polish army day, whatever that is

Come on, you live in PL ... get yourself informed. Don't be so condescending.

who happened to forget to shop on Saturday

Why are people unable to plan ahead?
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
15 Aug 2010 #40
It's short, concise, and provides a quick overview for those of us who are just joining us.

I look forward to reading your entertaining overviews of other world religions. Please do make the effort - I am rather bored today.
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,441
15 Aug 2010 #41
Why are people unable to plan ahead?

as I said: people are creatures of habit. Nothing more, nothing less.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
15 Aug 2010 #42
I see what Magda is saying here too. I don't see the connection like she doesn't. It still doesn't change the fact that Catholics have chosen to operate that way. I was joking before but being serious now. Wouldn't Jesus want us to buy fish, bread and wine given their pride of place in the Bible? After all, celebrating an army is celebrating those that go to war, i.e government sanctioned murderers. What would Jesus have preferred?
Stu 12 | 522
15 Aug 2010 #43
people are creatures of habit. Nothing more, nothing less

A little thinking never hurt anyone. I don't find it an excuse, sorry.
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
15 Aug 2010 #44
Explain in reasonable terms to non- Poles why they cannot buy food.

Because it's a holiday, a free day for everyone. Buy your blessed food a day in advance and stop whining.

quit the petty arguments or your posts go in the bin. thank you.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
15 Aug 2010 #45
Try telling that to the doctors :) I met my doctor, Witold, today. He didn't seem to be too glad that he was working. We met in ┼╗abka and I felt like buying him a beer :)
Stu 12 | 522
15 Aug 2010 #46
Come on, Seanus. You know as well as I do that there are jobs where you have to work or have to work shifts. That includes doctors, police, firemen, vets, nurses, etc ... . Don't be daft!

And why is Magdalena's argument petty?! How about those who keep on whining that the shops are closed and they weren't able to think one day ahead. Jeez ... bad day, admin?
convex 20 | 3,978
15 Aug 2010 #47
I look forward to reading your entertaining overviews of other world religions. Please do make the effort - I am rather bored today.

Come on, you know that the premise is idiotic. It's like people believing in Pinocchioism, today is the day that Geppetto was turned into a star to look down on us forever. Same level of ridiculousness, there is no reason to respect that. Polish armed forces day on the other hand, that makes a whole lot of sense.

A little thinking never hurt anyone. I don't find it an excuse, sorry.

Amen to that. Being just a bit aware of what's going on in your environment goes a long way.

Because it's a holiday, a free day for everyone.

everyone*

* Does not apply to people working at airports, shipping companies, gas stations, fast food places...
delphiandomine 88 | 18,430
15 Aug 2010 #48
People are hungry and they want their food, including many Poles too, who happened to forget to shop on Saturday.

Germans seem to manage with their closed shops every Sunday.

Explain in reasonable terms to non- Poles why they cannot buy food. See my point?

Because the Polish people, who have democracy, voted for people who introduced a working ban on this day. But you can still buy food anyway, many shops are still open - do you really think corner shops are obeying the law?
Stu 12 | 522
15 Aug 2010 #49
Germans seem to manage with their closed shops every Sunday

Their shops are even closed from Saturday 12:00.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
15 Aug 2010 #50
Convex answered you for me, Stu :)

Nobody has answered my Jesus question. Would he prefer people to buy fish, bread and wine (Christian symbols) or honour those that kill for corrupt political organisations like NATO? Come on, let's hear it!
delphiandomine 88 | 18,430
15 Aug 2010 #51
Their shops are even closed from Saturday 12:00.

Tell me about it :( I was in Berlin a few months ago from Saturday afternoon to Monday morning and nearly went mental with the lack of shops open. At least here, the law is absolutely ignored and disobeyed!
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,441
15 Aug 2010 #52
Because it's a holiday, a free day for everyone.

that was reasonable.

Buy your blessed food a day in advance and stop whining.

that was not.

* Does not apply to people working at airports, shipping companies, gas stations, fast food places...

of course it does not, my sister who lives in Poland say that there are too many church holidays, national Holidays, etc. One does not to be a foreigner to notice that some rules and regulations are just NOT practical.
convex 20 | 3,978
15 Aug 2010 #53
Germans seem to manage with their closed shops every Sunday.

That's changing as well. There are more and more places that are open on Sundays.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,430
15 Aug 2010 #54
of course it does not, my sister who lives in Poland say that there are too many church holidays, national Holidays, etc. One does not to be a foreigner to notice that some rules and regulations are just NOT practical.

What rules and regulations? The shops should be closed (unless operated by the owner/family member) - but in reality, the regulation is routinely ignored.

Anyway, the vast majority of people like having holidays.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
15 Aug 2010 #55
That's changing as well. There are more and more places that are open on Sundays.

It's the same in Poland, sure on a typical Sunday everything used to be shut.
Now they have it down to a few days a year and well from there it's easy.

Poland say that there are too many church holidays, national Holidays,

How do Poland's holidays rate against other E.U. countries? I doubt if they have even close to as many holidays as the country with the most. (hmmm if that makes sense I have the number for a good doctor:)

I think people just complain more about Poland on here.
Stu 12 | 522
15 Aug 2010 #56
Nobody has answered my Jesus question.

It has nothing to do with the thread. And your assumptions are, as usual, too ridiculous to even comment on.
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,441
15 Aug 2010 #57
How do Poland's holidays rate against other E.U. countries? I doubt if they have even close to as many holidays as the country with the most. (hmmm if that makes sense I have the number for a good doctor:)

no idea, but as far as I know Germany has the most.

I think people just complain more about Poland on here.

my sis has always lived there, yet she is critical of certain things.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
15 Aug 2010 #58
no idea, but as far as I know Germany has the most.

Here's a link:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holidays_in_the_European_Union

I am just too lazy to look through it, after all today is a holiday :D

my sis never left Poland- she lives there:).

So what the heck would she know? :)
convex 20 | 3,978
15 Aug 2010 #59
How do Poland's holidays rate against other E.U. countries?

We were looking at this a while back, Poland is pretty far down the list as far as public holidays go.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
15 Aug 2010 #60
If I remember correctly, the concept of a holiday, on which even the plebs get a day off, is a recent one.
Since the industrial revolution, when machines took over for humans. Giving us leisure time to walk along the fine parks and maybe read a book before tennis.

Now we are reverting back, swings and roundabouts I guess.


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