Friday, March 17, 2006


I was reading a
bad poem
written by
an expat
about how
Polish shops
never have change
and was about
to chuck the book
into the trash
when I heard
the lady
behind the counter
scream "PIĘĆ GROSZY!"
with no proszę.

But really, the poem was awful. "The Cry of Nie Ma" Give me a break.


At 3/18/2006 02:01:00 PM, Blogger Michael Farris said...

It is irritating though. In a Polish grocery store if your bill is 4.93 adn you try to give them a five zloty coin they ask you (plaintive almost whine) "93 groszy?"

If it gets too bad then go to Hungary where they to to the opposite extreme and all but fling exact change back in your face (and glare at you like you just insulted them). Someone told me that it's because Hungary (unlike Poland) is a tipping culture.


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