Sigh, your assumptions and angry tone in your response proves my point and shows that I struck a nerve in a Poznan citizen with much undeserved city pride who also has much anger and rudeness within haha.
No, actually - your posts are an excellent example of the arrogance of North American students in Poznan. They *****, complain and whine about absolutely everything - yet - when you suggest to them that they should just leave if it's so bad - they get even more arrogant. The fact that the majority of them are only there because they couldn't get into medical school in their own country only adds to it - they know they're stuck here because they simply weren't good enough.
The medical school here is infamous in North America for "accepting anyone with the cash".
Your attitude towards Poland is pretty obvious from this post. Again - par for the course with North American students. Put it this way, I'd rather have a Polish doctor than some dumb NA student who bought his medical degree from the same place.
The European system is dangerous!
You do realise that they'll tell you what you want to hear, simply because you're a cash cow for the hospitals and universities?
The system works in Europe without any problems at all. If you can't cross the road properly, then I suggest stopping drinking.
Truth be told, I came to Poznan to study medicine because getting into a Canadian medical school is amazingly difficult, and the opportunity to study in Poland with my Polish wife seemed like a great experience.
Again - arrogance. The fact that you couldn't get into Canadian medical school says it all - you just came here to buy an education. And that's why you hate the city - because every day, you're reminded that the only reason you're here rather than in some nice Canadian city is because you failed. Exactly the same reason why most of the NA students whine, ***** and complain so much - they know, deep down, that they're failures.
I am actually well traveled, and may have exaggerated a bit with the "every city in the world" comment due to my frustration with the simple task of crossing the road in this city without getting hit by a car Every Single Day... but I digress.
You are? So - why are you criticising a system which is found throughout Europe and works for everyone? Even countries with a high emphasis on road safety have the system!
Just because I'm a student in Poznan doesn't make my criticisms any less valid - you're assertions that it somehow does is ridiculous.
Actually, it does make them less valid, because it's an excellent example of the attitude that you and your ilk have. It's nothing but whine, ***** and moan - oh, and drink. The fact that I had to intervene to stop a bunch of drunken jackasses in the BP petrol station from abusing the cashier a while ago was the icing on the cake.
I'm wrong about what I've said about Poznan having some serious issues?
You'd find those same "serious issues" in any place you lived in - because the serious issue is with you, not with the city.
"The acceptance rate for first-time applicants in Canada is under 30 per cent."
As I say - not good enough to get in, so you came here to a university that's regarded as a joke in NA. I know several doctors who teach there, and all of them say the same thing - that the standards for Polish students are dramatically higher than the ones for you.
Delphian, I think you owe us Americans an apology :)
I totally apologise - no American would ever be dumb enough to mix up "your' and "you're".
After you know what the system is there's no excuse for being caught out. If you're too cheap/disorganized to buy a sieciówka then if you're out of tickets try to buy one from a fellow passenger (Polish skills are needed for this though).
I bet any money that if the system allowed you to buy tickets from the driver, he'd be complaining about the trams/buses being held up.
Ah, Canadians, such fun!
(incidentally, met plenty of drunk American medical students who go wild when they discover that they can drink beer at 18 as opposed to 21)