He WAS trying to follow the proper procedure but he was led astray by people he was supposed to be able to count on.
If he was trying to follow the proper procedure, why wasn't he doing what his own embassy advised him to do? Why did he blindly follow advice that was given by a single source of information (who had a vested interest in him staying in the country) over the advice of multiple other sources (who did not)
The system here is so ridiculously inconsistent and dishonest
You love to say that but you have never given even so much as a single example of any inconsistency or dishonesty. Could that be because you are lying?
Reciting rules that are either out of date, out of context, or ignored randomly by the officials.
The only person here who has been reciting a rule that is out of date is lowfunk: visa runs every 90 days do not work anymore! And when it comes to rules that are randomly by the officials, the only one we've heard about is letting people back into the Schengen zone when they should be told that they must wait another 90 days before crossing the border.
But ****ing on suffering people for kicks seems to be accepted here.
We are trying to prevent there from being another person who gets deported for not following visa rules. You are just using this thread as an opportunity to **** on Poland and all things Polish because you failed miserably in Poland.