Now, while many Poles get together for drinks, work closely together in their workplaces, cheer on their national teams etc etc.
That is one of the traits of Polish character and you won`t change it. Poles tend to be reserved towards strangers and it takes time to get to know the person and become friends. We are not as false as Americans with their Whassss up, man! and other bullshit. :):):):):):)
It was discussed in other threads. Did you forget?
I'm hearing more and more that Poles want to leave.
Certainly not because of Polish character traits.
Shops are the best places to witness silent hostility (a nice paradox).
I like shopping and do it a lot with my family. I didn`t notice anything what you are talking about. Man, you didn`t live in communism here, you don`t know how rude people could be to each other. I did and comparing the past with the present, I must say the changes are very positive.
As a teacher, I am in regular contact with a lot of people as part of my job.
Typical of Poles again. Complaining, even when things go well, is our favourite hobby. Putting the blame on others, too, is a popular trend here. You can see it well in history threads - it wasn`t Poles who did it but russians, Germans, Czechs, Ukrainians etc. :
Being successful in your job means channeling your energy into it and not tiring yourself out with negativity.
You are right, of course, but explain it to pessimistic Poles and teach them to change their ways
Good luck! :):):):)
PS. In the same way I will try to teach Scots how to stop being tightfisted.