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A Poland moment

My conversation (translated to English) with a kiosk owner last week:

Me: Do you sell tickets?
Shopkeeper: Yes
Me: Three tickets please.
Shopkeeper: No tickets.

And nobody here would think that at all strange.

Re: A Poland moment

"Do you sell tickets?" and "do you have any tickets for sale?" are two different questions. Yes they do sell tickets, no they don't have any.

I don't understand why they are unreasonable answers.

It may be annoying but I guess that during communism it would have been standard...e.g. "do you sell bread?"....answer "yes"..."Can I have some bread?"..."no I don't have any come back at 5am and start queueing"....! itd.

Re: A Poland moment

Are you serious Ania??

Re: A Poland moment

Sort of... Was this supposed to be taken with no tongue in cheek moments?