14 April 2005

Getting to know the neighbors

My new Polish phrase today was: "Has your dog had all his shots?" Not a phrase I ever really wanted to learn, but sometimes things happen. Before anyone freaks out, the dog barely nipped me, but the skin was broken a bit, so I had to have a chat with the neighbors. They're very nice people & they couldn't stop apologizing. I don't really understand why the dog hates me so much, he barks every time he sees me & today I guess he felt like the hall was his territory, not mine.

So anyway, that was the exciting start to my day. And the end was when I smashed my thumb in the window I was trying to close at work this evening. Apparently, I'm going through a self-destructive phase. Let's hope it ends soon.

16 comments:

~Stephanie~ said...

Living in Poland man that must be very interesting...I enjoyed reading your blog..I added u to my link..
Good luck with the dog thing..You might have to get some Mase.. ( think that is how u spell it ) maybe it is maze..oh well
I wish you luck

Monde said...

Dziendobry!! jak sie masz? I have friends in Poland. jaka dzis pogoda w Polsce? Dzieki!!! Do widzenia...

Jams_21 said...

Yo. My parents were born in poland, and i guess any language is confusing, unless you learn it by ear and not by looking at pronouns and adjectives on paper. It was my first language, and im goin to Poland for the summer. right now im livin in canada. anyhow, thats cool that you're a Polak as well. we're the shit. haha

Newton of Psychology said...

Did you know there are Laws of the Psyche?

They are like Newton's laws of Motion but they are for your mind. Very interesting stuff.

Come check it out:

http://messianicaspirations.blogspot.com/

Kevin said...

Good luck out there.

so what do your neighbors think of the new Pope?

Marianne said...

Cool blog! :D
Crap that dog sounds vicious. :S

Long live the Pope! ^_^

fotosia said...

Hello! Here's a Polish student studying in Belgium. Please be patient with my language. When hitching in Scotland two years ago I met a guy who claimed Polish and Finnish were the most insane of all the European languages.

But Polish people have to suffer too cause we we have this nasty habit of imigrating to the farthest parts of the world. I myself have to suffer flemish right now, today's homework really gives me the creeps :-)

Forlorn Tree said...

I am never disappointed by the secret convictions and prejudices of dogs. They have truly complex personalities.

BuzzBee said...

I find that dogs who get occasional treats from neighbors are much nicer. I had to do that with a dog that had a issue with me.

oldbean said...

Hi! I agree with buzzbee about making friends with the dog. Also try it with the owners around. Once the dog realizes that you are not a threat you'll have an easier time of it. :)

jutrzenka said...

Czesc!! So, you live in Poland, eh? I lived there for a year and a half and just returned to the states a month ago. Tesknie za tym krajem jak nie wiesz! Polish is a seriously insane language, but I certainly fell in love with it. Now it seems to make more sense than English. I'm glad you're on here, it will make for some interesting reading. I just started this whole blog thing a week or so ago. Pozdrawiam!

BabyGirl_77 said...

WoW! Poland I would live to go there sometime, but the experiences you had there don't seem to be that nice, but i guess everyone has bad days. So are you fluent in the language? Spanish is my thing though i've never been to Mexico or anywhere else for that matter, but i'll get there some day. Did you have to get a shot after the dog bit you? what kind of dog was it? I would have taken those people on judge judy, and had that dog put to sleep,but that's just me, i'm not a fan of dogs. well hope your days go a lot better

Kay said...

Ah, yes! The intricacies of Polish! I used to be a Polish linguist in the US Army, and there were days!

Catharine said...

I'm sure he doesn't hate you, Wendy Lady. I think he may be holding a grudge over that whole WWII reparations debacle.

~C~

shelbot said...

I was born in Romania - went back there recently got bit by a dog. Dog had no shots as it was a wild street dog (lots of them in Bucharest) and then i had to get rabies shots for a month, it was kind of random. Actually more confusing then scary. But I loved the fact the nurses were smoking.. overall a worthwhile experience that would make a good scene in a movie or sci-fi book that I will write one day.

Yangkwan said...

That dog must be suffering from culture shock instead of you in a foreign country - just my guess - if right this could well be first dog case of culture shock. Enjoy Poland !