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My bad experiences with Polish neighbours in UK (not meant to offend)


Crow 146 | 9,097
29 Oct 2017 #151
@Roger5

Man, I thought you are English from England.

/wtf is with this coffee/
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
22 Jan 2021 #152
Merged:

Polish man uses microwave to attack friend



This must go down in the books as "just what were they drinking?".

A man who slammed a microwave oven into his friend's head in a fight at their home has been jailed.

bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-49675563

The story is beyond ridiculous - not only were they drinking vodka in a cemetery, but to use a microwave to try and murder someone? I don't think I've ever heard of a microwave being used in a fight before!
dolnoslask 6 | 3,539
22 Jan 2021 #153
cemetery, but to use a microwave

Jeez is covid that bad there the cemeteries using microwave ovens to cremate people.
Strzelec35 10 | 1,075
22 Jan 2021 #154
seven years is a long time to go away if England is anything like California and for any violent crime you have to do 80 or 80 percent of the time. California is the nowt ****** up place they even have strikes on top of that.
jon357 66 | 16,960
22 Jan 2021 #155
I don't think I've ever heard of a microwave being used in a fight before!

Or lying round in a graveyard, unless one of them had been shopping in Argos or wherever and was on his way home. Perhaps he just carries a microwave everywhere he goes in case he feels peckish and there's a handy power source.

I wonder how the police found out. Maybe the one who got hit grassed him up (after waiting 30 seconds and going ping). Perhaps there were spectators. Every Adaś, Lolek or Aldona in Britain has probably now heard of the criminal injuries compensation scheme, and Poles in general are not always shy to grass on people.

if england is anything like california

He'll do 4, minus any time spent on remand which is counted as double. A lot depends on his conduct inside.

Why were they getting hammered on vodka in a graveyard? That wouldn't go down well here.
Strzelec35 10 | 1,075
22 Jan 2021 #156
to be honest in California hed do at least ten because they for sure would charge him with attempted murder. long maybe a second or two before i let him go on got on my bike to get out of the scene, but we are talking about a guy who crushed another mans skull in after he was out with a microwave. imagine what he would be charged in liberal Santa Cruz especially being Polish.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
22 Jan 2021 #157
Why were they getting hammered on vodka in a graveyard? That wouldn't go down well here.

That's what I don't understand. They wouldn't do it here, why do it there?

(having said that, I saw some local drinkers buy vodka to take to a funeral recently, but I like to think that they were honouring their friend...)
jon357 66 | 16,960
22 Jan 2021 #158
They wouldn't do it here, why do it there?

Some probably would, to be fair. I remember reading that in one small town in southern Poland, the crime rate went down 90% after 2004 because the worst miscreants among the local chavs had all crossed the sea.

buy vodka to take to a funeral recently,

Konsolacja. Better than a sherry for the ladies, a tot of whisky for the men, and some ham sandwiches.
dolnoslask 6 | 3,539
22 Jan 2021 #159
They wouldn't do it here, why do it there?

They do one of my neighbours got so wankered he didn't get to his sisters funeral .
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
22 Jan 2021 #160
the worst miscreants among the local chavs had all crossed the sea.

It seems to have been a very common story. I had a Spanish teacher here who told me about her horror when going to the UK in 2006 and realising that many of the worst people had emigrated to the UK. She always pointed out that it was like a two tier society - you had one group that didn't integrate and were a disgrace to Poland, while the other group integrated quickly and quietly, and they were an absolute credit to Poland.
mafketis 24 | 9,351
23 Jan 2021 #161
t it was like a two tier society

that's pretty much always the case with migration - what differs are the proportions of non-integrating disgraces and those who do integrate...
jon357 66 | 16,960
23 Jan 2021 #162
that many of the worst people had emigrated to the UK

About a decade ago I was back in my home town and got speaking to a Polish person there. She didn't speak a word of English and refused to believe that I wasn't Polish. She told me that I must have lived there for a long time since I was starting to get an English accent!
Strzelec35 10 | 1,075
23 Jan 2021 #163
" that's pretty much always the case with migration - what differs are the proportions of non-integrating disgraces and those who do integrate..."

So you think the white ones even Slavs or east euros integrate better than other races?
mafketis 24 | 9,351
23 Jan 2021 #164
A lot of factors come into play. The cultural 'fit' between the old and new countries is a factor as are ease of migration.Lower barriers to migration means that the the arrivals will be kind of... mixed (at best) like Poles to the UK from 2004 on. When migration is more difficult that sorts a lot of the riff raff out.... (it's always been harder to migrate to North America so the pool of migrants are better on average).

Lots of other factors as well...
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
23 Jan 2021 #165
The cultural 'fit'

I always wondered if this was one reason why some of the 2004-13 migrants stood out so much, because they simply weren't very culturally compatible compared to the previous European ones, especially in smaller rougher towns where someone boozing outside a local shop would stand out a mile if they were adults.

Then again, I suppose you could argue that such people would be a poor fit in many cities now in Poland.
mafketis 24 | 9,351
23 Jan 2021 #166
Back in the 1990s I had a very educated friend who emigrated from Poland to the US by way of Greenpoint.... she said the movie Szczęśliwego Nowego Jorku was not an exaggeration at all, if anything it was understated....

These were mostly people from small, poor villages in Eastern Poland and while they weren't coping brilliantly in NYC (often no English and had memorized a few routes between home, work, church and shopping and were ignorant of or uninterested in anything else) they wouldn't do much better in a large Polish city, even if there were jobs for them which there weren't at that time....
tuskacz - | 6
22 Feb 2021 #167
@Totti
Is hat your british way of fixing the problems by running away from them?

I'm wondering if average Brits differentiate between Polish immigrants and those form Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia, etc.

Yes they differentiate as Lithuanian, Hungarian, Slovakian people didn't arrive to UK in such swarms like Poles. They are very tiny minority there comparing to million of Poles in UK.

Only blind would not differentiate.


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