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Seanus 15 | 19,706  
21 Jan 2009 /  #61
The playing dumb approach works. I had a policeman approach me for 'loitering'. I was waiting, actually. He tried German, which I understood, but didn't let on. This is the fun aspect of brushes with the law.
joda 3 | 24  
22 Jan 2009 /  #62
I still want to know what the consequence of being caught actually is.

The fine is 300zl for not having a punched ticket in PoznaƄ
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455  
22 Jan 2009 /  #63
No no, not so high. 100zl on the spot, or 200zl if you pay more than 14 days afterwards.

But *how* are they going to fine someone who pretends not to understand a word of the language, who only has a foreign ID with a foreign address?

I'm told the reality is that they simply give up if the person persists in refusing to pay/understand.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
22 Jan 2009 /  #64
Hahaha, I think you are right. Plenty other people to go and catch. That's a good side of living here.
PaulinaK14 2 | 5  
23 Jan 2009 /  #65
Poland is strange country, pretty grey and not very optimistic. I would say that life is quite diffucult in here and the reality can be tough. it may sound ridiculous, but I would suggest to organise a trip to Poland first, even for 2 weeks - believe me, it's worth. It would be good to see your other half in this reality and be sure that your love life works good on this ground.

Of course, if you can earn some good money, it will make your life much easier.
I wouldn't recommend Tychy at all. Gosh, it is so depressing...

Good luck with everything
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455  
25 Jan 2009 /  #66
Hahaha, I think you are right. Plenty other people to go and catch.

I declared war on the ticket inspectors on the 'other' bus company here.

Every single time, I loook veerry slooowllly through my pockets for my ticket, just to irritate them. One of them made the fatal mistake of talking about me in Polish (having assumed that because I was talking to people in English, none of us would speak Polish) - which pretty much guaranteed that I'm going to thoroughly waste his time from now on.

I'm comtemplating slyly photographing them and putting their pictures online for all the fare dodgers in Poznan to study ;)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
25 Jan 2009 /  #67
Yeah, make their lives hell ;)

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