This Saturday, I was with few colleagues at the Przekaski Zakaski. That’s a Polish tapas bar (Polish and tapas in the same sentence? Yes, and it’s worth it) where you can easily talk to anyone as it’s a total friendly anarchy, just in front of the Presidential Palace.
Here it is! Yes I know, I have to take my own picture next time. It’s essentially the place where I’m learning Polish (Poprosze piwo, a draft beer please, the most important sentence to learn a language). So, I was there, drinking beers and eating potatoes (of course potatoes), and when I wanted to leave, no jacket! Someone stole it… with my passport in the pocket… Shit happens… On Sunday morning I’ve been to the police office where they were asking in Polish for my passport. If you follow what I’m writing, that’s the reason I was there because I don’t have it anymore. Finally I obtained an appointment at the central police office with a translator so let’s go! The translator shown up 1 hour late because… she got arrested by policemen on the way to the police office! Let’s begin, my jacket was stolen, with my passport, and of course I blocked my credit card. 2hours to explain that... At the end, I stood up to leave the office and the police officer asked me: “where is your jacket? It’s cold outside”. I know, but remember I have no jacket anymore. “So you should buy a new one today or tomorrow, we’ll have snow soon”. Well, I really want to, but tell me how I can go shopping without a credit card? I suppose it’s so common they don’t really hear what I said. To finish the story, I went to the French Embassy this morning, and tell the security guys that I have to declare the loss of my passport and make a new one. Ok, go to the consulate section. But they didn’t let me in… No ID… Say what? However, there’s a happy ending. I was finally allowed to go through the gate, and when I said my name… “We received your passport yesterday in an anonymous letter”. Ho thank you so much mister Lupin. Even though you still have my jacket, you're a very gentle thief. Let’s go eat some potatoes to celebrate, don’t you think? J