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


TheKruk 3 | 308
16 Apr 2007 #241
Oh yeah gentlemen I believe organized religion is simply a way of controling the masses
I call it a superstition I.E. the Christian Superstion: pray, and God will help you. It seems like if there was a God "it" is more interested in kicking humans collective ass (or worse) But that is another thread. But if we are "made in his image" what a scary thought imagine God is like one of us ? so he has no clue what he's doing, or what if he's like Bush? an incompetent boob with a god complex.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
16 Apr 2007 #242
You see Poles work alot harder and longer then Americans or Brits do.

Really, I left the house at 07:30 this morning and got home at 19:10 this evening :) and when I left the office at 18:00 there were plenty of people there that wouldnt be leaving until at least 20:00 so you see, you are wrong in your comments, very wrong.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085
16 Apr 2007 #243
I left the house at 07:30 this morning and got home at 19:10 this evening

Amathyst, you're overworking yourself.
I always struggle to catch the 17.11 bus, so that I'm home at about 17.35 :)
szarlotka 8 | 2,209
16 Apr 2007 #244
Hmm.. left the house at 6.45 am, at work by 7.50, early night so got home at 8pm.... yep, I'm a lazy SOB.

Don't tell the eurocrat in Brussels who administers the Working Time Directive.....
Bartolome 2 | 1,085
16 Apr 2007 #245
Back to the thread: when I smile at girls here, they don't smile back. So what's the point of all of this ?
daffy 23 | 1,508
16 Apr 2007 #246
i dunno, I find most girls do smile - less your in Dublin yeeeesch, its SOOO commom for them NOT to even look at you but PAST you (its called the 'grafton street stare' after a high street' Frank, Ani, you hear of it?)
Frank 23 | 1,183
16 Apr 2007 #247
I just think they don't smile much because thats the Polish way.........similar to France, smiles are reserved for family friends, close ones..........

In the USA smiling is for everyone...........

I don't think Polish people are any more miserable than another nation.....but they maybe have to learn to be less up tight.....be less suspicious......enjoy themselves more......
daffy 23 | 1,508
16 Apr 2007 #248
the Polish way.........similar to France,

i dunno, i go to poland and smile all the time! the younger generation smile back! (its when you say dzien dobry some older generation think your cuckoo!!)

France? - we must be visiting different parts man, ive found them to be WAY to easy on the smiles :)

or maybe its just me :) i must be 'special'
Bartolome 2 | 1,085
16 Apr 2007 #249
I just think they don't smile much because thats the Polish way

But I'm in Glasgow, mind you.
Frank 23 | 1,183
16 Apr 2007 #250
'special'

eeemmm...the jury is out on that one Daffy...but maybe to your mum....lol
daffy 23 | 1,508
16 Apr 2007 #251
inverted comma special doesn't mean special, it means awwwww your 'special' k, take some money and go away :P
Frank 23 | 1,183
16 Apr 2007 #252
hey...Daffy........you wrote it..I read it...........so you're breakfast cereal.......gee....
daffy 23 | 1,508
16 Apr 2007 #253
so you're breakfast cereal

now that made ME smile :) its a curious topic though, I mean, do you remeber that poll that said Irish were the happiest in Europe (they never asked me!!)

Where did Poland place? I must admit I see much happier Polish (and foreigners in general to Ireland) in Ireland!
Frank 23 | 1,183
16 Apr 2007 #254
Not really sure Daffy......but its all relative, plus what you know, how you've been raised, expectations etc.....

Poland has a bit to go....but sure as hell they have more to smile about now than they did in 1949,1959,1969,1979,1989(just)..........
daffy 23 | 1,508
16 Apr 2007 #255
but sure as hell they have more to smile about now than they did in 1949,1959,1969,1979,1989(just)..........

prawda, prawda, prawda. AND more to smile again this summer...when i visit again :)
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544
16 Apr 2007 #256
BTW am thinking of changing my name from the -ski ending that I have to something English sounding - like "Snothead"

If only there would be a way I could help you I wouldn't hesitate. Really.

I've read your posts about Britain and it's inhabitants as well as about Poland, and one thing that springs into my mind is that you are a one miserable fella. The biggest problem isn't post-commie Poland, Kaczynski Twins or British halfwit chavs but it's you. You’re like a giant magnet that attracts all things that are miserable, plain and boring. You would find something to complain even in a bloody paradise, because it's just who you are, the worse essence of polish and British moaning habits taken to infinity. Of course, changing your last name and trying to forget about your polish roots won't solve your problem, but maybe at least we won't have to suffer from your presence. Actually, it’s exactly what I would wish to you. I hope never to see you again. Bye:)
ArturSzastak 3 | 593
16 Apr 2007 #257
Well you're lucky with your other half. My congratulations. My other half who is also Polish is a nightmare. Like many Polish women she's a total control freak. She puts her nose into all our mutual business... She MUST control anything connected with the flat, holidays, even my friends. Yet she freaks out if I start advising her what to do.

And you're still with her..........shows lots of intelligence there. You have the audacity to complain about her online, yet you won't stand up for yourself to her face. pathetic.
Krissy
17 Apr 2007 #258
smiling causes premature wrinkles :)
shewolf 5 | 1,077
17 Apr 2007 #260
smiling causes premature wrinkles :)

especially if you smile in the sunlight which also causes wrinkles. :)
Shawn_H
17 Apr 2007 #262
So does frowning and holding in pierdnięcie.
shopgirl 6 | 928
17 Apr 2007 #263
looked aweful in front of our new coach

See now, that's not a smile! What happened to "kick the ball with all your might", where others might be hurt?
ArturSzastak 3 | 593
17 Apr 2007 #264
"kick the ball with all your might", where others might be hurt?

Gym class has horrible rules. We are the last school that allows dodgeball. Everyone complains about scrapes and bruises.

YOU"RE NOT FORCED TO FUKING PLAY!!! SIT ON THE BLEACHERS AND WATCH YOU BIG FAT PUSSIES!!!!!

My friends and I laugh at each other's bloody noses and cuts that need stitches. Thes kids cry about bruises.

Word of advice to all future parents. MAKE YOUR KID PLAY A SPORT!!! Find a sport they like so they don't get soft like tomato :)
shopgirl 6 | 928
17 Apr 2007 #265
You haven't been diagnosed with hyperactivity disorder, have you? :)
ArturSzastak 3 | 593
17 Apr 2007 #266
Nope. I think I might have ADD though. Can't pay attention to a teacher for more that 2 minutes. Everywhere else is fine :)
shopgirl 6 | 928
17 Apr 2007 #267
At least you are one Pole who never seems to be miserable, even if maybe it is warranted! :)

Why are all Polish people like 6 feet tall or more? Because you are probably still growing, and gonna get taller!
It like "land of the giants" or something!
Mix&Match
17 Apr 2007 #268
hehehe ... i'm kinda polish !!!
well ... mostly polish ...

none the less, i SMILE all the time !!!
i'm an extremely happy person, is nothing wrong with me :D
Amir21
14 Sep 2007 #269
Topic attached on merging:
Are Polish people becoming miserable?

Hi all, my first time on this - hope to make some Polish freinds! Just a little comment when I used to meet and greet Polish people they always had great smiles and freindly faces now more and more I see sad faces? why is this? If the English are miserable - ignore them hang around some nice smily people! Anyway love you all lots - you guys are okah and help needed by any Polish person - I am happy to help!
plk123 8 | 4,150
14 Sep 2007 #270
amir. there are a couple of threads on this subject already.. start reading. :)

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