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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Polish Plumber's Popularity Grows

After telling Phul U of Whoar on David Farrar's site that I don't read USA Today, what should come up on one of my news searches this morning, but ... USA Today. Serendipity or what?

To lure tourists, Poland turns French horror into dreamboat

Yes, this story of how Poland's Paris Tourist Agency has turned the French fear of the Polish plumber stealing all French jobs into a lure to get the French streaming into Poland to track down the plumber has gone worldwide. Now the model, Piotr Adamski has travelled to Paris to be presented as the Polish Plumber, to much fanfare. Before he departed from Poland, Piotr was told by Solidarity Union leader turned Polish President Lech Walesa, to ask the French:
"why the devil they encouraged Poles years ago to build capitalism since as we see now they themselves are communists?"
I wonder how the French will answer that one?

Posted by Lucia Maria | 6/30/2005 10:30:00 AM

3 Comments:

Blogger ZenTiger said...

They will not. They will simply assault him with a large stick of bread.

6/30/2005 10:36:00 AM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

sorry for swamping the blog with new posts, but I'm becoming concerned about this Chinese military buildup.

6/30/2005 10:43:00 AM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Not a problem, AL.

6/30/2005 10:56:00 AM  

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