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How many Polish People does it take to stand in line for an iPhone?

Ok, stop me if you’ve heard this one…

Apparently the iPhone launch is going a little differently in Poland than it has in the rest of the world. While traditionally in countries like Australia, the UK, and of course the United States, demand for the iPhone on launch day often causes people to pay money in order to move up a couple spots in a long lines, in Poland, apparently people are being PAID to create a fake line.

According to an anonymous source for Reuters, Polish iPhone carrier Orange has hired actors to stand outside its stores in fake lines in order to help drum up excitement for tomorrow’s iPhone launch. “We have these fake queues at front of 20 stores around the country to drum up interest in the iPhone,” a spokesman said.

Wow. On a related note, did you hear the one about the Polish Spokesman, who admitted to setting up fake iPhone queues the day before launch?

12 Responses to “How many Polish People does it take to stand in line for an iPhone?”
  1. btd says:


    Fuck you.

  2. imajoebob says:

    Just one: Kevin (he IS an actor after all)

    I believe the pejorative you were searching for is “Polack.” An unfortunate entry to screw up. Irony is the best revenge.

    There was a car wash in Indiana that had a sigh reading “try our Polish wax,” not realizing the singular capitalized word changed the meaning. I always wanted to ask if I could get the Lithuanian wax instead.

  3. James says:

    Britain, not ‘Brittain’. And it should just be UK.

  4. Sorry guys, is it too late to claim I was talking about members of Jackson Pollock’s family?
    🙂 My mother is half Polish, and I had heard that term growing up quite a bit from my grndmother, but now that I think of it, she was a very crotchety old lady… never realized it was a derogatory term. Looks like I need to get out more.
    -The Doc

  5. Mark says:

    Polack, eh?

    Wow. That’s not funny at all. I guess I’ll be dropping this RSS feed.

  6. Chris says:

    Lighten up, everyone!

  7. Ryan says:

    So, now there’s a “P” word? Geez. We’re gonna need a bigger alphabet soon with all this political correctness.

  8. Rowlings says:

    I think like all such terms, you have to be from there to use it. Most countries need a term to get angry over to help unite them. And as for the actual article, that is fucked up. Why would any company try such a lame stunt in this day and age where EVERYTHING comes out, and you end up looking like fools?

  9. Luke Henry says:

    Wow. I never knew that was derogatory. I grew up in a Dutch family and I heard that every now and then. I guess the proper way of saying “polish people” is pole.

  10. unqtom says:

    Being Polish I must say:

    @ Ryan
    It’s not about political correctness – what happened to being simply polite…?? It’s enough of misinterpretetion about Polish people – this title was just another totally unecessary example.

    @ DR
    I didnt want to comment and was ready to drop your feed but now its readable with the change of title – why Poland is to blame for Orange marketing decisions? We are laughing this whole case off here too.
    The reason for lack of interest in Orange iPhone is that their policy is all towards ripping people off, thus no interest in getting phone from them, second carrier is having better offer and it’s crowded with buyers – they dont need any phony fake qeues for ones sake!.

  11. Steve says:

    Hey Doc, don’t feel bad. I’m nearly 100% Polish and I know you didn’t mean it in any derogatory way. A lot of people are just way too sensitive these days…I’ll still read your feed 🙂

  12. n.m.e says:

    how many iphones americans must buy for being smarter…

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