I’m dating myself here, but it used to be that Polish jokes were like the dumb blonde jokes of today. You know, like “how many Polacks does it take to screw in a light bulb” type jokes. Then, in probably one of the first milestones in the political correctness era, Polish jokes went sour, partly because they truly were offensive to many Polish people.
Then, after years of not hearing any Polish jokes, I read this true life story…and was reminded of a time of racial stereotyping that was logged in the back recesses of my brain. BTW, there’s no real punchline…
This from Reuters:
WARSAW – A Polish man got the shock of his life when he visited a brothel and spotted his wife among the establishment’s employees. Polish tabloid Super Express said the woman had been making some extra money on the side while telling her husband she worked at a store in a nearby town.
“I was dumfounded. I thought I was dreaming,” the husband told the newspaper Wednesday.
The couple, married for 14 years, are now divorcing, the newspaper reported.