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Why are Poles always so miserable? Why do they never smile?


Big Rob - | 70
30 Mar 2007 #181
In English its either a term of affection, but more commonly a negative feeling. If I were to use it, it would be the latter. I.e. someone who has their hair, nails, skin etc... 'Just so'. (e.g. everything on the outside is front cover perfect) but very little on the inside.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085
30 Mar 2007 #182
the context and how it is said?

Yeah, sometimes in an ironic and sometimes in a serious way... You'll know when it's said :)
chris3
5 Apr 2007 #183
I spend a lot of time in Poland. Far too much time..

it is true and sad because it seems to the people not to import for him to share at least a smile or small chat, they are very serious sometimes even it seemed that they are all the time renouncing.

I believe that to the Polish people it would be very useful for his lives to acquire the book of ELŻBIETA DZIKOWSKA titled " UŚMIECH ŚWIATA " it is a book that recently is published.

greetings and smile, the life complements itself with small details :))
away guy 10 | 343
5 Apr 2007 #184
Most Poles look like they in bad mood or the girls have periods.
bacon-butty
5 Apr 2007 #185
That's rather a silly observation.
sapphire 22 | 1,241
5 Apr 2007 #186
to say the least! I think the women in Mr Hunter's life (if any) probably have a permanent period.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209
5 Apr 2007 #187
Most Poles look like they in bad mood or the girls have periods.

Like I said elsewhere on this Forum, smiling and pleasantries are used differently in central and eastern Europe. At first it's a bit disconcerting but you get used to it. When the smiles do come they are just great. Stop moaning, I would love to be back out there.
sapphire 22 | 1,241
5 Apr 2007 #189
Stop moaning, I would love to be back out there

i liked you better as a tart.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209
5 Apr 2007 #190
Once a tart, always a tart me. I took the advice of my image consultants:)
mbti
5 Apr 2007 #191
AntiMono Pole#1 you have a mental problem, the symptoms are evident , go to a doctor, otherwise your anger is going to burn you out, this is serious, dont live in denial.

As far as smiling is concern - we are natural, and one has to deserve to be invited in.
ArturSzastak 3 | 593
5 Apr 2007 #192
Aactually, I think Polish people seem smile a lot more than most people :)
Szkola 1 | 17
5 Apr 2007 #193
I spend a lot of time in Poland. Far too much time. One factor has an overwhelming negative influence on my experience here. No one ever smiles. Everyone has a long face and seems to be constantly miserable. You see it everywhere, on the buses and trams, even on the streets of this wonderful, bustling city of Warsaw.

They are probably so miserable because they have heard one to many polock jokes?
Besides when I was there, I saw people smiling. Even at work!!! Maybe it's you???
witek 1 | 587
6 Apr 2007 #194
we Polish people like misery:) we celebrate every failed National Uprising and battle.

we don't like to smile , if you smile too much in Poland then something is wrong with you.

we Polish people are very jealous if our neighbour is doing better financially than us.
There is a Polish joke about a three farmers. the Jewish farmer is rich and has 3 cows while his neighbours the German and Polish farmers are poor and don't have any cows.

Each night before going to bed the German prays "God may I one day have the money to buy a cow"

while the Pole prays " God may the Jew's 3 cows die ":)

The most horrible thing is that Poles mistreat their countrymen abroad. :)
Polak Polakowi Wrogiem
gee gee
6 Apr 2007 #195
poles are pesimists then?
witek 1 | 587
6 Apr 2007 #196
pesimists Poles are



gee gee
6 Apr 2007 #197
brilliant man, brilliant director/creative artist....someone poles should be proud of...but yes, the stuff of polish general state of mind could be said not ot be optomistic......how can that be changed????
witek 1 | 587
6 Apr 2007 #198
polish mentality only will change with time... after a few generations.

polak to cwaniak :) (sly)
gee gee
6 Apr 2007 #199
but you kind of have to give the generations that lived under communism some understanding.....there was nuttin to be optomistic about back then. so its no surprise about the pessimism is there???
ppl
6 Apr 2007 #200
Im astounded how much negative energy you all produce. You who get such a plesure from atacking people just wishing to work in peace. What insecurities do you safer from?????? They contrybute to the growth and development of you country, after all there are no more colonies out there for you to get rich on, so someone has to help you too keeep the motor running. Who ever you are, protecting your Great Britan from those emigrants- it isn't great any more.
leeaa
6 Apr 2007 #201
Most Poles look like they in bad mood or the girls have periods.

How would you feel passing shops every day knowing that you can only windowshop?

Or if you seen ads everywhere realizing that you'll never be able to buy new car, flat, and if you dare to have mortgage the next 20 -30 years will be miserable struggling?

or would you smile if you had bills to pay knowing that it's 75% of your salary?
Arien
6 Apr 2007 #202
How would you feel passing shops every day knowing that you can only windowshop?

I would day-dream about tomorrow..

Or if you seen ads everywhere realizing that you'll never be able to buy new car, flat, and if you dare to have mortgage the next 20 -30 years will be miserable struggling?

Rent a cheap room and try to think of ways to make it better.

or would you smile if you had bills to pay knowing that it's 75% of your salary?

I would smile yeah.. Just like I smile today. :)
Ranj 21 | 948
6 Apr 2007 #203
How would you feel passing shops every day knowing that you can only windowshop?

Or if you seen ads everywhere realizing that you'll never be able to buy new car, flat, and if you dare to have mortgage the next 20 -30 years will be miserable struggling?

I smiled all the time and I experience these on a regular basis.

or would you smile if you had bills to pay knowing that it's 75% of your salary?

Try 90%:) but still I smile.....just grateful to be able bodied with the ability to have a job!
Arien
6 Apr 2007 #204
and if you dare to have mortgage the next 20 -30 years will be miserable struggling?

I just thought of something else..

My salary: (If I manage to work a whole year! :) ) 20.000 € a year. Average mortgage: 280.000 € Credit allowed by bank with my type of salary: 130.000 € (If I have atleast 30.000 € myself!)

So maybe, just maybe.. You should be content with the fact that you atleast have the option ''dare to have'' in your life, because for me it's really simple at the moment.. it's impossible to have a mortgage! So what do I do? I rent a cheaper appartment and throw a party untill I do get a chance to improve my situation. :)

I'll get there, and hopefully so will you if you keep trying. Maybe this'll cheer you up a little? Come on, try to keep a smile. :)

Try 90%

Impressive. :)
Ranj 21 | 948
6 Apr 2007 #205
Impressive.

Yeah, it's great watching almost my whole salary go towards bills. Actually, I'm very fortunate....and like I said, I'm just happy that I'm able to work and support myself. I make enough to keep me happy----in otherwords, it doesn't take much to make me happy.:)
Arien
6 Apr 2007 #206
in other words, it doesn't take much to make me happy.

I'm starting to feel slightly more towards something you could label as getting more convinced about something else.

You're good aren't you? Damn it. :) lol
witek 1 | 587
6 Apr 2007 #207
Arien wrote, "My salary: (If I manage to work a whole year! ) 20.000 € a year.:)
.. it's impossible to have a mortgage! So what do I do? I rent a cheaper appartment and throw a party untill I do get a chance to improve my situation." :)

Arien if you can't afford the house because you don't make enough $$$ then work 60-70 hours a week. save $$$ for the downpayment. :)

Arien,

You see Poles work alot harder and longer then Americans or Brits do. :)

Poles are hungry for both money $$$ and power.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085
6 Apr 2007 #208
it doesn't take much to make me happy.

You're a Perfect Woman, then :)
Arien
6 Apr 2007 #209
Arien if you can't afford the house because you don't make enough $$$ then work 60-70 hours a week.

First, Do your homework. People my age all have difficulties paying such mortgages in the Netherlands. 20.000 € clean is a pretty normal year's salary. :)

Second, I've worked for 80 hours a week for a year straight. :) I'm not the spoiled kid you obviously think I am. :)

You see Poles work alot harder and longer then Americans or Brits do.

I don't share the same opinion. :) Also, I was simply trying to cheer somebody up by letting her know it's not so bad as she thinks it is, and that she's certainly not the only one..

So why you felt the need to single me out really is beyond me. :)

By the way, I'm not here to insult the Polish, nor am I here to kiss your behinds all the time. Hope that'll be a clear and honest enough answer for all the Wannabee-Ola's out there. :)
witek 1 | 587
6 Apr 2007 #210
Arien,

how about ?

1. investing/speculating in the stock market.
2. buying "dilapidated" real-estate to fix and "flip" for a profit

:)

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