Friday, 3 January 2014

Done Deal car for sale – no "Polish" / "foreigners" need apply

This ad, evidently placed in DoneDeal recently by some thick-ignorant gobshite, has – understandably – prompted considerable controversy on the web.  

It was recently taken down by said advertising site, but here is a cache screenshot so you can see it in all its glory, orthographic inaccuracies included.

But is such ignorance so surprising in a country where a senator can proudly declare he will not get into a taxi driven by "an obvious non-national"  and then argue that his comments were "taken out of context"?

Leading by example?

It's shocking how little debate there is about such attitudes, especially as they appear to permeate all levels of Irish society.





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19 comments:

ralph4america said...

NOTHING ABOUT THAT SICK BANANA REPUBLIC SURPRISES ME ANYMORE, EXCEPT THAT THEY DIDN'T OPENLY ENGAGE IN OPEN PRICE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THOSE WHO DON'T SPEAK GNOMISH!!!

The Gombeen Man said...

What the... is that link real???

dirtybertie said...

re: no Polish; Its a well known fact that some nationalities are devious chancers that are only too happy to wipe your eye while they stab you in the back, but lets not talk about the Irish anymore.

ponyboy said...

Ah c'mon lads, you're all reading stuff into this that just isn't there. He only meant that the car hadn't been polished and probably was a bit worried that any foreigners who saw it might get the wrong impression about the irish and think that they are a little slovenly.
PB

Nenad said...

The polish are a clever people (as are the Russians and many other eastern Europeans). They're always trying to make a good bargain. But tell me who's not? A few years back an irisch woman tried to sell me her couch for €600 !!! *lol*

The Gombeen Man said...

@ Dirtybertie. Yep... no shortage of those in indigenous Ireland.

@ Ponyboy. Ha ha. You know you could be right. No doubt the poster will be aware that "polish" (as in the substance) is a common noun, with a lower-case "p". If he meant Polish people he would, of course, have employed a capital "P".

I hope his car is still rusting in the garden!!

@ Nenad. That couch story doesn't really surprise me, mate. No wonder the place depends on multinationals for its economy.

Pennyboy said...

Even more confusing - he says that if you.re not willing to spend 1700 then don't call him. That's really helping him get the asking price of around 1900. Rust in Peace...
PB
ps I'd nearly buy the shaggin thing off him just to be able to say i'd met the biggest gobshite in the country. Mmmm tee-shirt sales!!!

john said...

The Daily Mail, who were forecasting the massive influx of of Romanians and Bulgarians to the UK shores, were left red faced when 2 Romanians actually landed on UK soil on the 1st of January, 2014.. The biggest private landlords in the UK who owen one thousand houses, have sent letters to quit to their English tenants, as they said that that the Eastern European pay their rent on time

DC3 said...

And the banana republic keeps on popping them out.

So sad to think for all the patriotic heroes out there, all these new foreigners are legally as Irish as they are. They got the Ireland they voted for.

mick said...

yesterday I sent in a considered opinion to your blog regarding immigration, surprise surprise, you did not publish said comment, I suppose it does not fit in with your trendy lefty so called "liberal" agenda, all I can say is it does no harm to be more open minded,
you should try it sometime.

The Gombeen Man said...

mick.

You're an awful cynic.

I didn't receive an earlier comment from you. Sometimes comments go into spam, but there's nothing there either.

By the way, I'm not a "lefty". I'll leave that dubious term to the likes of Michael D, Eamon Gilmore and David Begg. I think Even Adams and McGuinness are using it now.

And I'm definitely not trendy.
You're welcome to post again.

Nenad said...

You wanna hear my considered opinion Mick? It does not harm if you just feck off! Surprise surprise ...

mick said...

Thank you Nenad, you just proved my point.

The Gombeen Man said...

Which was?

DC3 said...

Mick I'd like to know what exactly your point is as well.

Nenad don't rise to the bait. As you know from living here the culture revels in stupidity and childish intimidation. Mick I'm sure is ok. Save you fire.

Anonymous said...

I take it not many of you have been to Poland. You may be surprised to see sighne's saying no Irish and the way they treat tourists is very bad

Anonymous said...

How did he manage to get this ad on Done Deal without his phone number????

Anonymous said...

I HAVE been to Poland Several times and youre talking crap !

The Gombeen Man said...

@ Anon who said:

"I HAVE been to Poland Several times and youre talking crap !"


Auschwitz visits, were they?