Monday, March 10, 2008


...You Mean: Lost

Let’s call her Friend XY.

  • XY has her wallet (and passport) stolen.
  • XY goes to the police station to report it.
  • Police write in the police report that she lost her wallet.
  • XY argues she didn’t lose it, but that it got stolen.
  • Police agree and change statement.
  • XY goes to her Embassy to get a new passport and a statement for her bank in order to cancel her credit cards, etc…
  • XY then needs to go to the police station for foreigners (for some reason, yet unknown by myself) and find out that she actually has “lost” her wallet in this statement.

China… or how to keep statistics on your side.