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Moved back from Canada to Poland:). Here are the reasons why.


FlaglessPole 4 | 669
7 Oct 2010 #121
sorry to burst your bubble Flagless;), but I am sure you get my sense of humour.

I just hope you feel the same about mine, ahhh so good not to be a Polish Gilfriend ;D
southern 75 | 7,096
7 Oct 2010 #122
of so called "blachara

Blachary and Suczci are my weakness.
pgtx 29 | 3,159
7 Oct 2010 #123
i wouldn't date her...

When he publicly says "Yes, dear" to me, we both know it is not a sign of his weakness. What it really means is "You're the social director here, dear", "I don't really care, dear", "I will tolerate it, dear", sometimes it even means "I'm keeping score and you owe me one, dear" ;).

pass a toilet paper, dear... i don't like the "dear"...

hehehe.... fun to read here... :) keep it coming!
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
7 Oct 2010 #124
i wouldn't date her...

Sounds like my ex!!!
pgtx 29 | 3,159
7 Oct 2010 #125
really? :/
you gotta upgrade your taste in women...
f stop 25 | 2,513
7 Oct 2010 #126
Blachary and Suczci are my weakness.

It's a shame you always have to pay for it, dirty south. You seem like a sharp and funny guy. I suggest you pretend you're really poor next time you go out, see what happens.

pass a toilet paper, dear... i don't like the "dear"...

"Yes, Dear" is more like a private joke. The point is that outsiders assume what the relationship is from that the couple chooses to show. Many times, when the man holds the real power (read: controls the money) he will seemingly leave all decisions on social activities (or choosing of clothes, vacation destinations, etc etc) to the woman. People, and most of the time those that are unable to have working realtionships of their own, will assume that she is a money grabber and he is a weak man. Sometimes it is true, but many, many times it is not.
pgtx 29 | 3,159
7 Oct 2010 #127
"Yes, Dear" is more like a private joke.

it always sounds patronizing to me... hmm...
f stop 25 | 2,513
7 Oct 2010 #128
pgtx

Yes it is! Then you get it! (Most think it's a sign of man's weakness.)
If you stretch that, so is the man carrying woman's bag - she is soo weak and helpless. Etc etc.
OP aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444
8 Oct 2010 #130
My ex blamed me for not knowing that a seagull was about to swoop down and eat her hot dog :/

well, you should have known what the seagull was planning to do, how couldn't you? You failed the test;)P, ha, ha....

I just hope you feel the same about mine, ahhh so good not to be a Polish Gilfriend ;D

wait the minute !!!!!!! I assumed you were a man, oh well :D. Damn internet;)

Tram ride
I purchased a tram monthly pass and now I am one of those lucky one who does not have to punch the ticket anymore. It is a pain since the "punching" machine is located in front of the another passenger's face, so I had to shove my ticket in very quickly in, while pretending to check the ceiling for the fear of eye contact with the poor bugger who was lucky enough to find such seat.

Some of the seats on the trams are shaped in such a way that once I take it, it raps my behind and I really don't want to get up and it feels like sitting in a large and comfortable spoon.

Often times I have to hold on to the (P)pole, especially when the tram takes turns. I think that within the short period of time I will develop more upper body strenght, so I will be able to secure the ride with one arm, like a good monkey would. So far my whole body often gets yanked while riding, but this is something I could work on;), but after all I can bump into somebody interesting and things can develop;), he, he.......

Getting in is not an easy task either since the steps are pretty high, so it feels more like a streching exercise I used to do before not so heavy lifting in the gym;).

Overall, once you figure out the ins and outs of tram riding it could be a great way to get around the city with a roof above your head and a fairly clean window.

Buying alcohol in Poland

Poland is like Quebec in Canada in regards to availability of alcohol. Within 500 m from my place I have counted at least 5 places where I can buy some. As I commented a long time ago in regards to the topic, there is more choice in alcohol offered then the choice of cheese.

Fear of ZUS
I cannot wait any longer and I have to visit ZUS today. Wish me luck!!!!!!

PS. Another train ride awaiting for me today. I cannot wait. Will report back on Monday.
Coming up next week: Dog sitting.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
8 Oct 2010 #131
I am not giving up on the Polish fashion after much deliberation;). Am I gonna become A Polish Girlfriend?;)

There is no doubt that our environment effects us :)

while pretending to check the ceiling for the fear of eye contact with the poor bugger

I ave gotten used to looking strangers square in the eye, it wasn't easy but I think it comes with time.

Do gentlemen get up for you and let you sit in their place?

there is more choice in alcohol

You mean vodkas, it ain't easy getting good whiskey ;)

I cannot wait any longer and I have to visit ZUS today. Wish me luck!!!!!!

You'll be grand but good luck all the same.
OP aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444
8 Oct 2010 #132
There is no doubt that our environment effects us :)

it is so true:)

I ave gotten used to looking strangers square in the eye, it wasn't easy but I think it comes with time.

this is not what I meant since Poles are much better with an eye contact then Canadians.

Do gentlemen get up for you and let you sit in their place?

NO. I have not experienced it yet.

it ain't easy getting good whiskey ;)

I will have to take a look, but I am sure you have a reason to complain.

You'll be grand but good luck all the same.

thanks;)

PS. Coming up in the future:
Damsel in distress in Poland.
Polish men.
Polish children.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
8 Oct 2010 #133
When he publicly says "Yes, dear" to me,

It means, Im not really listening and I dont intend to do what you've asked, Im just making the right noise in the hope you will shut up..

Or

He's given up and is totally hen pecked!

Often times I have to hold on to the (P)pole, especially when the tram takes turns. I think that within the short period of time I will develop more upper body strenght, so I will be able to secure the ride with one arm, like a good monkey would. So far my whole body often gets yanked while riding, but this is something I could work on;), but after all I can bump into somebody interesting and things can develop;), he, he.......

In time you will be able to anticipate the drivers moves and go "no handed" :D
southern 75 | 7,096
8 Oct 2010 #134
As I commented a long time ago in regards to the topic, there is more choice in alcohol offered then the choice of cheese.

If you go to Ukraina,most shops dedicate half of their departments to drinks while cheese is almost non existent.Care for customers' needs after all.

You seem like a sharp and funny guy

Yes,but I cannot let blachary escape my favors.They have soul after all.
McCoy 27 | 1,276
8 Oct 2010 #135
there is more choice in alcohol offered then the choice of cheese.

its called normality

Today I saw an Afro American

how do you know he was american? is that because from the moment when US&A gave us the political corectness every black person originates from America?
Teffle 22 | 1,321
8 Oct 2010 #136
while pretending to check the ceiling for the fear of eye contact

I wouldn't be afraid of it - chances are the "poor bugger" wouldn't think twice about giving you the full once over, with a final glare right in the eyes for good measure !
OP aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444
8 Oct 2010 #137
how do you know he was american? is that because from the moment when US&A gave us the political corectness every black person originates from America?

maybe he was Canadian?;)P- how would I know? Afro American term is part of my vocabulary, just like "grade" not "class" and many other terms and concepts - sue me McCoy;). That's what makes it interesting: the clash of two different cultures, misconceptions, misunderstandings and assumptions and I am guilty of it as much as you when you travel - there is NO such a thing as 100% objectivity.

In time you will be able to anticipate the drivers moves and go "no handed" :D

looking forward to that:D
southern 75 | 7,096
8 Oct 2010 #138
aphrodisiac:
Today I saw an Afro American

Maybe he was Afro African.
southern 75 | 7,096
8 Oct 2010 #140
one of those Polish women walking on the street making the click, click, click. sound

I know this sound.It is produced by low heels on some shoes polish women like to wear.When you hear this sound it means that the hunt is around and you are close to hear the sexy accent.
alexw68
8 Oct 2010 #141
When you hear this sound it means that the hunt is around and you are close to hear the sexy accent.

Or the howl of frustration as said low heels get caught in the crazy paving that passes for sidewalks.
southern 75 | 7,096
8 Oct 2010 #142
Yes,you have to pay attention to shemaphores and let Polki pass.Flat shoes is a non go.It means western woman,her flesh is not so tasty.
OP aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444
8 Oct 2010 #143
Flat shoes is a non go.It means western woman,her flesh is not so tasty.

thank God I am safe from your claws.

Or the howl of frustration as said low heels get caught in the crazy paving that passes for sidewalks.

more like it for sure:)
Chicago Pollock 7 | 504
9 Oct 2010 #144
He's given up and is totally hen pecked!

She's Polish, he's henpecked.
OP aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444
10 Oct 2010 #145
Never mind the Polish Girlfriend people. I didn't know it would stir such emotions. There is more to life then women, or men for that matter, so what is the hype anyways. I touched some painful memories in some, made some realize that they had been sussed, some swore never ever to get a Polish Girlfriend, but the truth is that I just described something real and I was honest about it.

been away this weekend and again I had to pleasure to travel on the train, which by now I have to admit is loosing its appeal.

The lack of fresh air (the heat was ON) made me think that many Polish men are afraid of catching cold. I asked one to open the window, which he did, but once the train started moving, he almost jumped up and closed it.

Apart from the amazing ability to lift suitcases (mine included) by Polish men, I have nothing else to report on train traveling at the moment.

The workers at ZUS and Urzad Miejski got my piece of mind when they were serving me.

In ZUS I got so bored with waiting that I missed my turn and ZUS worker didn't know what to do with me. I finally got served, but it was limited by pointing out to me forms and regulations I should get familiar with. I waited 0ver 30 minutes for that to find out that I have to come back with 3 more forms ,plus something else.

Thank God I can speak and read Polish because I would be in real trouble. I really feel sorry for all those poor foreigners who think that doing business in Poland is easy. I have been trying for a week and trust me, it is a pain, even though I am getting closer..........I hope......to organizing all the papers.

At Urzad Miejski the woman after much deliberation and her attempt to test me if I am intelligent enough to figure out the new code for Dzialalnosc Gospodarcza, which I refused to do just to test her if she knew what she was doing, finally gave up on me and within 5 minutes she produced what I was after. I am sure she just wanted to get rid of me and she was right, I was ready to make a scene, since I still don't understand why such a simple thing as getting an update should require a high level of intelligence. I am not even going to explain what it was all about, because it would not be interesting and I am already making you fall asleep. You would not get it anyways, because it simply does not make sense.

*There will be no Polish dog sitting because I decided against it and let some young student make some extra money*

*I also have not spotted the Polish Misiu, although the guy on the train was close to what I think, or who Polish Misiu is*

Later...........buying a washing mashine -that should be interesting. I already got some tips what NOT to buy and WHERE to buy, and that I can BARAIN.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
10 Oct 2010 #146
I finally got served, but it was limited by pointing out to me forms and regulations I should get familiar with.

I have noticed how willing the "bullet catchers" are to answer their phones, so I have learned that it is far better to ring them and ask before going anywhere.

But just don't be surprised that when you have a list of documents that are required, that when you go there a different list of documents will be required or at least the person who is talking to you thinks so...

Last time I was at the ZUS office they gave me a NIP number, I didn't ask for it and I didn't want it. Which I find funny because so many people break their bollox trying to get one.

I still don't understand why such a simple thing as getting an update should require a high level of intelligence.

Keeps the riff-raff from doing any business :)

I don't understand why everything has to be stamped, I get a twitch when I see a line of stamps beside a stone faced "Bullet catcher".

* I call them ''bullet catchers'' because they are the ones that get roared at by the public, they are the front line of the war known as bureaucracy, they have no power and can't change the requirements and a lifetime of "doing the job" has made them tough.
OP aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444
10 Oct 2010 #147
and that I can BARAIN.

that was suppose to spell BARGAIN. I was not even under the influence when typing. I already did a miserable job with mushroom picking and now this. I hope that school which hired me to teach English will never find out;D.

I will reply to Sean's comments tomorrow - too tired from cooking, cleaning and IRONING ( have not done it in years in Canada, but somehow I discovered that ironing makes me a better woman. lol Iron away , iron away all the troubles - ironing gives me a purpose - try it yourself:D.
southern 75 | 7,096
10 Oct 2010 #148
If you manage to compete against Polki... good luck.
Happymeal 7 | 35
10 Oct 2010 #149
″aphrodisiac

been away this weekend and again I had to pleasure to travel on the train, which by now I have to admit is loosing its appeal.

The lack of fresh air (the heat was ON) made me think that many Polish men are afraid of catching cold. I asked one to open the window, which he did, but once the train started moving, he almost jumped up and closed it.

Apart from the amazing ability to lift suitcases (mine included) by Polish men, I have nothing else to report on train traveling at the moment.″


LOL!

You made me laugh

Polish people are afraid of 2 things. Russians and DRAFTS ha ha ha.

Kills me.

You can’t get a cold from a draft… OR WIND… or a breeze. Yes the cold air lowers your immunity and can make you more vulnerable to getting a cold but it can’t give you a cold. A cold is a VIRAL!....

Thanx, I’m done
Wroclaw Boy
11 Oct 2010 #150
You can’t get a cold from a draft… OR WIND…

Nothing like driving around in +30 with all the windows closed and no air conditioning. Poles are scared shiteless of drafts.

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