Amongst EU opponents in France, the mythical "Polish Plumber" has become a symbol of cheap, imported labor who would threaten their job security and economy. Ever resourceful, the more capitalistic Poles (sensing a marketing opportunity) have used his image in an attempt to attract tourism and improve their country's image. Even good old Lech has chimed in:
"Mr. Adamski has become such an overnight sensation that even Poland's former president, Lech Walesa, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Solidarity labor movement, offered him advice for his Paris trip.
"I suggest that he ask the French why the heck for so many years they encouraged Poles to build capitalism when as it turns out they are Communists themselves," Mr. Walesa, an electrician by trade, said in an interview published Friday in the Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza."
My question is, will the French be happy with the food when they visit Poland?