best friend is Armenian
The only Australian I've ever known who's relatively sane and not a sociopath is in fact Armenian-born.
One thing I've noticed. The abruptness and passive-aggressive formality that you get in shops etc in Warsaw, Poznań etc vanished once you get about 50 miles away. I go to Kielce, Radom, Siedlce and Płock from time to time for various reasons and although Radom has its moments, the level of engagement in the public sphere is different. Perhaps not on the level of friendliness in northern England, but definitely on a par with round London.