Where abouts in Ireland are you from?
I think a lot of what you perceived as rude is just cultural differences.
People here look strangers in the eye, something which is perceived as threatening in Ireland.
People were quite in crowds, you expected a certain ambient noise level in a galleria, (I was afraid the first time I came to Poland because people were so quite I thought there was a bomb somewhere) loudness is considered rude in Poland.
And service is shite but again I put this down to culture shock on your behalf, as the history of customer service is a short one here.
Noticed quite a few older males kind of "rationing" their wives alcohol intake - often the women didn't get their own drink and were kind of given a little from time to time from their men.
This makes me think of the reaction some people have got when they visit Dublin's fair.
Binge drinking girls, totally locked drunk, with their skirts up around their ears, screaming and cackling so loud you can't hear yourself think.
It is pretty much polar opposite to what you have experienced here in Poland.
Again there is a cultural difference, Ireland went through a sexual revolution, when men were men and women couldn't vote, weren't even allowed in the same section of the pub as men, they were in another room with the babies and had little or no rights or say on matters.
Irish women now are in many ways equal to men (except in pay for the same job).
Poland during communism had women and men working side by side, women were considered a part of the workforce and the children where sent to nurseries while they went to work in the factories. There difference because of your sex was nothing like Ireland and so never went through a sexual revolution. In fact I find a large amount of Polish women want to get a good education and a return to pre-communist family values.
Where I find in Ireland now, that children are a hindrance to the 'sex in the city' self made women.
Neither way is better, I am just trying to describe the way I see it and I think the way you perceived it was down t culture shock.
I can't take someone who tells me to "take my sick beliefs back to Ireland"
I didn't understand this comment of yours, what beliefs?
And maybe I missed the Homophobia part but what makes you think there is any more Homophobia here than in Ireland. When I used to live in Sligo, gay bashing was common enough and almost lead to deaths on several occasions.
Despite what you may think you have done on this thread, you have bashed Poland.
That is not to say that your experience is untruthful and as you seem like an intelligent enough guy, you'll know that absolutely anything can look crap when viewed from a certain perspective.
I blame your mates for not showing you the best Poland has to offer.
I am from Dublin and I live in Poland, I really love living here.
I read that you said that you can find bad things about Ireland, fair play but Ireland is a great country and although someone might go there twice for short stays and think it is crap, without time to adjust or digest what is happening is also a valid.
Point and you have come on here bashing Poland and I actually believe that was unintentional by the way you write but might explain the emotional reaction you have provoked.
Who knows maybe you'll come back some day and see it with new eyes and love it as much as I do, anything is possible :)
I don't mean to explain away all your bad experiences, because Poland is not perfect but I do hope to shed some light on aspects it seems you had not picked up on, understandably because of your short trips.
This threat proved my experience and observations were in deed substantiated.
Now here is a person with a chip on her shoulder.
What is it that makes you post a load of rubbish on these forums? Are you jealous of Poland?
Anyway I am too busy working to save up for my luxurious McDonalds to discuss this any further with you, for now...