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  • So our new Polish neighbour knocked
  • And gave us a ‘kin massive turkey and said happy christmas. I was a bit taken back as we don’t really know them. Plus that’s quite a kind act. So what the flip do I do as a return gift??

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Is she fit?

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Why mention they were Polish? Racist! 😉

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Invite them over to help eat it?

    In my experience, Polish people are increabibly friendly and generous.

    Edit: – is my comment racist?

    Premier Icon psling
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    Well, they’re probably expecting you to cook it and invite them round on xmas day…

    Edit: my fingers are older and slower onzadog! 😉

    nealglover
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    “Comin’ over ‘ere, buying our turkeys….”

    Etc etc.

    hora
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    Good quality Vodka.

    Its a trick. Buy ropey cheap bird.

    Get quality go go juice back

    harry too
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    ‘kin massive turkey

    Swan?

    butcher
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    Similar thing happened to us with Chinese neighbour, both when he moved in and at Crimbo. We just sent similar gifts back. It was a welcome change to the smack heads who lived there previously.

    oldboy
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    For Daily Mail readers only 🙂 :

    Return gift? A plane ticket home?

    globalti
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    We’ve got an Asian family moved in two doors away two days ago so I’m looking forward to some curry.

    RichPenny
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    Yep, I would think about inviting them over for Christmas lunch. In Poland the tradition is to set an empty place at the table, to accommodate an unexpected guest. You could show them the fine traditions of a British Christmas.

    shermer75
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    Sounds like you’ve got a great neighbour! 🙂

    stumpy01
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    I think Polish people celebrate Christmas on the 24th just in case you do think of inviting them over.

    Trimix
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    Hows your plumbing ?

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    As Stumpy says most Europeans do a big meal on 24th. Large meal at 10pm in Austria so that they are all done by midnight for the gift giving. Epiphany is bigger on 5/6 January for a lot of the Catholic countries. Must go and ask if the neighbour wants to glug some whisky on Christmas Eve.

    yossarian
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    My neighbour, he’s either Polish or Romanian, has taken to standing on his flat roof and shouting ‘I want to know what love is’ during the small hours.

    Bloody foreigner.

    Trimix
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    Yossarian, your meighbour sounds like he needs your help.

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    In my experience, Polish people are increabibly friendly and generous.

    This.

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    IIRC poles eat freshwater fish on the 24th, not turkey.

    Invite them over to eat it.

    Or take it back round tomorrow and say “hey I got you one too mate”

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    Edit: Polish folk IME are ridiculously friendly, like fatty cuts of meat, and can drink like fishies.

    RichPenny
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    Carp is the Polish Christmas centrepiece, swimming in the tub for a few days, eaten on Xmas eve and there must be 12 dishes in total apparently. I still think it would good for them to see a blackened turkey with raw insides, then a family bust up before granny falls asleep in front of the Queen after too much sherry.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Buy them some decent vodka or whiskey, but…. Whatever you do, don’t start drinking it with them! Seriously! Under any circumstances! From making the same mistake myself, on a few occasions …. If A bottle of vodka lasts 20 minutes, then they’re clearly on a go slow. That’s their equivalent of a leisurely pint!

    You have been warned!

    andypaul99
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    Poles and other East Europeans dont eat Turkey for Christmas, its normaly Carp although some eat Trout too.

    If you want to impress them with a return gift give them a cabbage and some potatoes, as thats what they eat with the Carp.

    Lol at some of the comments. Having been to Poland (some rural bits) I know what they are like for drinking! There are 4 of them next door and they seem friendly and amicable (I had to go round the 3rd day after they moved in as them being noisy til 4 in the morn for 2 nights was a bit much!! They were very apologetic and promised to tame it down).

    You could prepare and drop round a nice Brown Trout for Christmas Day. 🙂

    Perhaps down the chimney in the early hours? The ultimate Secret STW Santa.

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    Carp… definitely. And as I found out in Prague at Christmas, keep it in the bath the week before so it gets a chance to be less muddy tasting.

    Premier Icon trout
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    Thats Poland off the xmas holiday destination list

    Mackem
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    I wouldnt bother doing anything, yet. I hate it when people feel obliged to give me something after I’ve done them a good turn. Wait for Polish day (if it exists) , or maybe something for New Year.

    RichPenny
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    Lol at trout.

    seavers
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    It’s a nice gesture from your new neighbours. Why not invite them round for a slap up meal, some nice drinks and get to know them.

    Inbred456
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    Our Polish lads at work are more courteous and polite than most of the indigenous staff. It’s traditional for Poles to eat Carp for Christmas I think so maybe the Turkey was surplus to requirements. Still a nice gesture.

    CountZero
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    I knew that carp was a popular fish, and I knew that, as a bottom feeder, they didn’t taste that great. The trick of letting it swim around in clean water explains a lot. The damn things can certainly grow to a good size.

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    ‘kin massive turkey
    Swan?

    This was my first thought.

    As a gesture, you could offer to clean their car with a team of 6 mates 🙂

    peterfile
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    Swan?

    Genuine lol 🙂

    Premier Icon Pik n Mix
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    The damn things can certainly grow to a good size.

    not in any of my local fisheries, the poles have stolen them all! boils my piss.

    robbieh
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    Same here, we’ve lost plenty of good fish in the local lakes. 🙁

    cheekyboy
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    Our Polish lads at work are more courteous and polite than most of the indigenous staff.

    Is this cliche no.033 or 034 in the guide for smug received opinions ??

    andypaul99
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    Our Polish lads at work are more courteous and polite than most of the indigenous staff.

    Its strange they are like this in the UK, as my experiences with them in other countries has been quite different, some Poles can be quite agressive esp driving. They have a bit of a rep in other East European countries as being pushy and rude.

    Premier Icon Trekster
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    some Poles can be quite aggressive

    This is definitely my daughters experience when she had some move in next door to her. Events included a stabbing and doors getting kicked in during the small hours when they were tanked up on the booze. Made the local drug dealer across the street look tame 🙄 At least it was only the police who kicked his front door in….
    But having said that I biked with a guy who was working here, sending money home to his family who were running a haulage business. His aim was to buy his dad and wife a new Merc each, some new lorries and then return home ❗
    There are lots of Poles around here from WW2 and they are mostly all good guys with some “rough diamonds” amongst them same as in all walks of life.
    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/honour-dumfries-man-behind-polish-2579283

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