26/06/2015

WORD UP | advice for cz



dear Czech people on the streets:

please learn that what others wear, what make up they have, what is their skin or hair or any other colour, what their sexuality is, how revealing their clothes are, what their body type is and so on is none of your business.

please learn that not everyone is interested in your loud conversation on public transport.

please learn not to be so resentful and judgemental towards anything different from what you are used to.

please learn that people will treat you the way you treat them - simply be nice to strangers you meet daily, don't push them, don't swear at them, don't try to cut the line in shops etc.

please learn that not everyone speaking English automatically does not speak Czech; and do not gossip about or swear at other people in Czech. (like, wtf)

please learn some basic manners.
that would help a lot.


dear Czech people working in public service (ie shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, transport etc):

please learn that you are here to serve the customers and therefore be nice to them, not vice versa. i do get that you might have a bad day, but venting out your personal failures on the customers is unacceptable.

please learn to greet.

please learn to smile or at least show a bit of sympathy towards the customers.

please learn to stop being much meaner to foreigners.

please learn basic English, it's not that hard.

please learn that good service = better brand reputation = better sales.
that would help a lot.

*this is based on the wtf-events happening since my return from DK and on complaining wtf-discussions with my Finnish friend who just visited me in Prague and on comparing CZ with other countries i have lived in / visited

5 comments:

  1. skvělý článek.. náš národ je v tomhle prostě trochu zaostalý :/

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  2. No bohužel je to tak ... samozřejmě že takoví nejsou všichni, ale je to u nás více než časté :/ I když třeba ty základy angličtiny bych klidně aplikovala i na Španělsko a Francii :) .... mimochodem jsem tě viděla ve čtvrtek v Olomouci, tak se omlouvám, jestli jsem blbě koukala, ale byla jsem překvapená, že tě vidim, nebylo to ve zlém :)

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    1. ooooo, to jsem vubec nezaregistrovala! tak pokud jsem se tvarila jako pica, tak se omlouvam, heh
      <3

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  3. true that!
    takovej ten klasickej "czech face" - zamračený brblající nepříjemný... no mužeme se snažit jít lepším příkladem a dělat pravý opak :)

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  4. jojo, taky mě to štve, minule jsem potřebovala rozměnit blbou stovku, byla jsem ve třech obchodech, všude jsem se usmívala, pozdravila, slušně poprosila a jediné čeho jsem se dočkala byl kyselý xsicht a variace na "a jako z čeho mám pak vydávat, ne asi?"

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