Xenophobia in Poland?
This is almost too silly to write about it, but it seems like there’s a sort of racism towards foreigners in Poland. And it at least feels like its quite wide-spread. Of course it could have been bad luck to overhear such things a few times in one evening. I talked to two people and they mentioned the problem, but this could have been just coincidence, too. Anyway, if it is a real thing, then it’s of course very stupid. I don’t have time for such nonsense.
This is not happiness
Biology is funny. Last night I’ve met a girl and two hours later it was clear she would stay over. I don’t even liker her. And when I walked her to the station and she got on the train I was glad. Every time I realize how much I dislike one night stands with random girls afterwards. This is not happiness.
Another positive review for Romania
We worked hard this week on a project and on Friday the customer reviewed our work. He’s kind of an asshole, doesn’t express himself clearly and then gets angry because we didn’t understand what he meant. But he was happy when he saw our results and after work even invited us to drinks. So we went to nearby bar and had a few beers.
It’s an international company with people from all over the globe working there. One engineer in particular is from Bulgaria. He talked how he’s flying home soon and plans to go back by car. However, he would take the route through Serbia, because he’s afraid to go through Romania.
He didn’t say it clearly, but apparently he is expecting to be robbed, then sexually assaulted and then stabbed to death on Romanian roads.
So of course I told him about my experience in Romania and that I’ve been in Bucharest and in the mountains and how safe and friendly everything was.
And then the asshole client chimed in. He said that he’s been to Romania before, too, and that Bucharest is one of the best cities in Europe. And that it’s safe.
He told a story how he once broke down with his car there and had to have it fixed. When he left, he accidentally left his wallet in the repair shop, and it was full of money. He didn’t know the repair guys and he could have lost the wallet anywhere afterwards. But a few minutes after he left the repair shop he was called and they said he forgot his money.
So yeah, the Bulgarian guy shouldn’t be worried. And my asshole-client seems to be not so bad, after all.
And nothing against Serbia, I’ve met great people from there when I was living in Croatia, but if I had to bet which place is safer and friendlier, I’d go for Romania.
Romania people, marketers and government: You really need to do something about your image. I’ve heard from a friend in London that there’s an Anti-Romania poster-campaign rumor. What the hell.. Everyone in Europe seems to think you are thieves and cheats. I keep running around telling people the opposite if they ask, but clearly more needs to be done.
Perhaps you should organize more student or trainee-exchanges with western countries. Or host a few sports events. I enjoy car racing. Perhaps there’s a place in Romania where I can rent a car and do some rally drifting? I don’t know. (I should google it.)
Anyway, I’m just randomly babbling here. But if more people would give Romania a chance, they would clearly rethink their prejudice.
That’s all from me. Enjoy your weekend, people.
Another ex is getting married
A few weeks ago I saw a Facebook update of my ex girlfriend from 10 years ago. She just got married in the United States. I am happy for her.
Today I woke up because my phone rang. My ex girlfriend from 2 years ago asked me something about a little business deal we are having and then told me she just got engaged.
Wow. I had to swallow for a second.
I am a little bit envious for this guy that will marry her.
Of course, I wouldn’t marry her, because as much as I like (and love - now more in a platonic way) her, we never got along on some key things and our relationship ended with endless fights and disagreements. It was truly like we were from different planets. But at the same time I always have had great respect for her.
You know, as a guy, you meet a lot of women. Most are plainly not for you. They are not your type, and you are not theirs. Or there’s some friction with regards to lifestyle and expectations. Some don’t even behave like women. They are basically annoying men in female bodies. Others are idiots.
I am lucky to have been able to date some great women. And she is one of them. And this is why this guy is lucky.
Despite the fact that we eventually did not go along, let me write up the things that are great about her. And I’ll just list it as a blueprint for what makes a great girl.
Here we go:
- She is feminine and expects a man to lead her and protect her, as well as offer her emotional support. But she despises a whiny man or a man that is more emotional than her.
- She is in great shape because she’s been doing sports since childhood. She’s competitive when she puts on her training clothes, but stops to be once she takes them off again.
- She is smart, understands things that require me to really ponder them, almost immediately. And she has great insights on abstract topics and an opinion on important issues. But she will not push that opinion on others, but have it available when you ask her.
- She absolutely loves and enjoys sex and has no hangups about it. For her it’s an expression of life and happiness. She loves to fuck with great enthusiasm.
- She likes just the right kinds of music and books (and even can explain exactly why).
- She cares about others and is giving. She often puts the wellbeing of friends and family above her own and is always there when you need help.
- She is very reliable. I haven’t met many people that absolutely and definitely stick to all commitments they make. If she says she will do something it will be done. Period.
- She works hard. She doesn’t expect anything to come from others and has learned to rely on herself. She still needs other people to feel good, of course, but she doesn’t expect anything for free.
- She wants to be a mother.
- She loves to travel and easily connects with strangers. (Which has led to all sorts of interesting adventures in the past for me.)
- She’s smarter and better educated than me and unless some unlikely thing happens this girl will put her stamp on this world and, I am sure, make it better in small or big ways.
Those are the things why I consider her fiancee one of the luckiest guys there are. He will have a wife which is one of the best people I have ever had the pleasure to know.
I am a little bit melancholic about it, but mostly I am happy for her. After all, we are friends now. We recently talked about the realisation that we are much better friends than we ever were a couple.
So that is good.