God said to a Russian peasant :" I will make one of your wishes come true, but be aware, whatever you wish for yourself, i will double that for your neighbor", the peasant's answer was " God take then one of my eyes" :) (folks wisdom, you have to love it)
Ironically the story well pictures Polish attitude towards the Russians, whether it's vanity, envy or perhaps jaundice. There are loads of alike stories from the other end though.
I am Latvian and I must admit I DO SOMETIMES feel superior to other nationalities but it is not restricted to southern Europeans. I actually think that as a Latvian I am better then any other race and nationality in UK including Poles, Portugese, English etc. Sorry guys I cannot help myself and I DO THINK that lots of other immigrants and locals are nothing more then scumbags.
Too bad very few of the Teutonics would have a gut to tell that to face. The humankind could have avoided lots of wars.
Rama undoubtedly has a point.