first off, in order to receive respect, you must first give it - respect is earned, not given freely
Thanks for that old chestnut Dirk,
as in "A gentleman never talks about how much money he earns" :)
Show me where Poles have a disproportionate "history" of bypassing gas meters.
I said "a history" - not so true today, what with the yearly checks from the gas board. Wifey's cousin is a developer of sorts, and used to tell stories. Anecdotal evidence, and I prefer to believe his stories of small town Dabrowa Gornicza and their cost saving measures of the past, to your rose tinted vision of your fellow Poles
Now, as to pleasantries, what about an apology from you for your racist diatribes on this board?
superior to Poles.
Nothing to do with who is "superior." We are all human and we all mess up. I would expect a Pole living in Britain, a taxpayer, to pull somebody up about ******** on his doorstep (an analogy). Nobody has the superior air in such a situation.
I do get pissed off though when the po lice tell me to switch of rear fog lamps though because "they look like brake lights" (even though visibility in the night in question in Tychy was down to 10 yards due to fog).
Clueless little fokkers. Then I do feel superior, yes, and unlike another poster, who suggested that one doesn't face up to people - I invariably tell said Mr policeman to go and do one.