RE: [Kresy-Siberia] Re: Off Topic (but I had to get this off my chest)
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Basiu next time invite him over for some FLACZKI!!!
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 01:29:19 +0000
Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Re: Off Topic (but I had to get this off my chest)
Thanks, everyone, for your comments. I can always count on my fellow K-S members for support. And by the way, my zurek was delicious! My son asked me why I only make it on Easter. Guess I should make it more often. That customer doesn't know what he's missing - the zurek and an education about the land of his ancestors. Too bad. His loss.
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, "barb_soja_revoet" <beemail27@...> wrote:
> I was totally insulted this week when, while telling a Polish-American customer about my Easter dinner, he interrupted me and told me I wasn't Polish because real Poles do not make white borscht, or Zurek. He said the Polish only make borscht with beets, so my family could not possibly be Polish. He asked me what part of Poland my family was from and when I said the South, he said something like, "Oh yeah, Galicia, my parents told me people from Galicia were either Ukrainian or Lithuanian, not really Polish. His parents were from Poland! Then he asked me what my last name was and I told him Soja and again, he said that's not Polish, it's Lithuanian. I couldn't believe it. He's from Chicopee, Massachusetts, near where my grandparents all immigrated to and lived for quite awhile. It's probably the Polish center of Massachusetts. I just don't understand how American Polonia can be so ignorant and stubborn sometimes. Unfortunately I didn't have much time to argue my point with this particular customer, but it made me wonder how we can educate these types, as I'm sure there are many. I just needed to get that off my chest. Sorry if it's off-topic, but it's been really bugging me.
> Barb Soja Revoet
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