On the upside, you have a nation of entrepreneurs. Romanians are great at starting a business, not so good at running one. But if you believe the The Guardian, all Romanians are gorgeous students destined to be UN Secretary General or Apple CEO and their country is an unspoilt paradise of rolling hills, organic farmers and playful bears.
But if you believe the The Guardian, all Romanians are gorgeous students destined to be UN Secretary General or Apple CEO and their country is an unspoilt paradise of rolling hills, organic farmers and playful bears. However the truth is Romanians are just people are like people everywhere. They are great and they suck. Even if they hate you and you hate them. Everyone wants to talk. Everyone has an opinion. In the UK, people will put the phone down on you.
In Romania, people answer the phone even when they speaking at a podium in a conference or while they are giving birth. They rarely say anything of much significance, but they sure are friendly.
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One problem is that politicians talk too much. They spend all day talking to reporters and all evening talking on chat shows. Do they see the women when they enter the room? Are these men woman-blind? Most Romanian women I speak to hate Feminism.
But this country need Feminism like it needs working traffic lights and free and fair elections. Brit dating american Grudge-free.
I have friends and family in the UK whom I have not spoken to for ten years over a small argument some drunken evening, the reason for which I cannot remember. But here in Romania, you can have a shout at your friends, girlfriend, boyfriend and colleagues, with a preposterous level of personal abuse and the next day, no one cares.
The past is a joke. No one holds a grudge. When I edited a magazine in Romania, we set three deadlines for receiving material back from interviewees — in chronological order — the deadline we asked for, the deadline we hoped for and, finally, the deadline we expected.
LIKE Ingenuity: Give a German a lighter, he will see a piece of plastic, a barrel, a flint and a small amount of petrol. Give a Russian a lighter, he will see a bunch of ingredients that can help him get high.
Give a Romanian a lighter and he can take it apart and reconstruct it into a generator that heats a small farm. LIKE Enterprising. Romanians want to know how to succeed. They have a list of ten steps to achieve success.
They stick to them. Fulfil them. Where there is a strict framework for delivery, they work brilliantly. Not like the English, who are always trying to think outside of the box.
This is fine. But most of the time, the box is there for a reason. Up against an ambitious Romanian, no one has a chance. On the upside, you have a nation of entrepreneurs. Everyone has a small business.
They let it live on in a coma. Romanians are great at starting a business, not so good at running one. They tell me they love me and two weeks later, they leave me. But still they leave me. They take feelings seriously. The British will show their true feelings when they are drunk and steal brit dating american back when sober.
The Brits tend to be brit dating american in business, but unscrupulous with emotions. I am sick because I am sick. No, they imply, there must be a reason for your sickness.
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You must have done something wrong. Worn the wrong clothes.
Touched the wrong person. Eaten the wrong food.
You are guilty of illness. LIKE Positive. This may sound strange to Romanians, but since coming here, I have found people are always positive. If you suggest starting a new venture, they will says yes to collaborating I am aware this contradicts a previous statement. Nevertheless, people have an uncynical attitude to building a modern nation. Romania is the country that likes to say yes.