Being Polish is fun. For some of us it’s too much fun and we’re obsessed. It’s not our fault; it’s just the way things are. Here are 25 signs you love Poland a little too much.
1. You constantly remind people that the word “pierogi” is already plural and should not be pronounced “pierogies.”
2. You have both a Polish flag car mirror ornament and a Polska bumper sticker.
And a Polish flag key chain.
3. You observe both Fat Tuesday and Fat Thursday by eating mounds of pączki because you know you’re Polish and are special that way.
4. You buy that carbonated water stuff cause it’s big in the Motherland.
5. When the other kids drink Juicy Juice, you pull out the Tymbark carton (grape is the best).
6. You use Amol to cure everything because it cures everything.
7. You subscribe to Crazy Polish Guy (why else would you?)
8. You have visited more places in Poland than you have in your home country.
9. You follow Poland’s team fanatically in the World Cup even when they lose, in which case you are distraught for days.
10. You bring unpronounceable Polish beers to parties and feel more sophisticated as a result.
11. Homemade kompot is your refreshment of choice during the summer.
12. You jam to RMF FM at work causing your boss to question your national loyalties.
13. You understand that the Polish Winged Hussars were the coolest fighting force the world has ever seen.
14. You take every opportunity to defend Poland’s achievements and contributions to the world. Nicholas Copernicus anyone?
15. Your dream dinner consists of pierogi, łazanki, kiełbasa, gołąbki, kapusta and naleśniki. Don’t forget kołaczki for dessert.
16. You know how to pronounce all the aforementioned foods.
17. You make Poland and Polish topics a conversation starter whenever possible, especially when meeting new people.
18. You ask people if they’re Polish when they have a Polish-sounding last name then proceed to talk about how awesome Poland is.
19. You bring Prince Polo chocolate bars to work as your lunch dessert.
20. You’re always at least a little bit germaphobic because your family made you that way.
21. You can name at least three types of Polish vodka off the tip of your tongue.
22. You rave about the local Polish store without ever calling it by its actual name. It’s just the Polish store.
23. When you’re in a group of people you don’t know playing a “break the ice” game, you say you speak Polish.
24. You understand that “no” means yes (only true Poles will get this).
25. You think about Poland several times per day in multiple contexts.
Have any more? Share them in the comments!