Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Poles and Photography

I've noticed that whenever I seem to take my camera out and take photos in Poland that some middle aged, craggy, fish smelling, badly dressed, Polish woman smoking a cigarette will appear and start shouting about not taking photos!

The last time this happened I walked right up to the tracksuit wearing unwashed hag (and her three grinning female companions) and said with a nice smile (in English) that "I don't understand you you ugly old witch, so why don't you just crawl off back under the dungheep from which you have just emerged". I was a little annoyed at being shouted at in the street by some peasant woman for no reason . She then proudly responded in extremely broken but loud German that she speaks German. The Polish fish woman and her three friends then started to laugh and giggle. Delighted I told her exactly the same thing in German (again with a smile). This time adding something extra about polyester not being a good choice in hot weather and the need for her and her companions to have a wash now and again. Bizarrely she didn't understand any of this either and started to again shout in Polish. I laughed at her and walked away making sure I stopped every few steps to take another photo. They followed me for about 500 m until I got in my car and drove away.

As far as I can tell there are three possible explanations:

- these Polish peasants still believe they are living in some sort of communist police state.

- they are ashamed of the way they look and concerned that they might possible stray into one of my photos.

- they wanted to bed me and used aggression to approach and hopefully entice me to flirt with them.

Do readers have any other explanations? Suggestions for dealing with these women :-) ?

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find simply horrible the things you've written here and can't believe that someone so prejudiced, sexist and rude has a PhD. How dare you insult women for the sole reason that they didn't want you to take photos and that you didn't find them physically attractive ? How would you feel if someone told your mother that she was an "ugly old witch" ? And have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror ? There's so much hatred and contempt for women in your remarks that I just find it unbelievable !

I would sincerely prefer to come across these "unwashed" Polish "peasants" than at someone like you. Have you ever heard about "Der Stuermer" ? It would be a very good idea to compare your attitude towards other people with the one of Julius Streicher. Maybe you would be at least a little ashamed of your words and behaviour ... I pity very much the Polish girl who was your "girlfriend". And if you find
"Polish peasants" so awful, please just stay away from my country !

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2:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are one insensitive nut.Fun though.

4:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a typical nazi asshole!! can someone prevent this idiot from further blogging?
Hans, please, RAUS aus Polen!

3:34 PM  

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