Harry, I'm at a real disadvantage when I go to these official places as I don't speak Polish. Yes generally they are very pleasant, but few there speak English, so I am very disinclined to be overly-assertive with the actual person there who speaks a little English and who could just get up and walk away if I go all Jeremy Paxman with them.
And yes, definitely that little slip of paper for car reg does have a PESEL on it.
I think you wrote that you do not have a PESEL but you do have car insurance and a car registered in your name. Do you register it every 3 months, as you said in an earlier post...
a) don't buy a car;b) re-register your car every three months;c) move to a new flat (making sure you can get a maldunek there); ord) find somebody who will let you register at their flat for a maldunek.
Did you/your friend register every 3 months or every 5 years, sans PESEL, if I may ask?
BTW, if you want to top up a mobile phone online, they actually ask for a PESEL - unbelievable!
Who does? I top up with 2 different phone companies online, they have never asked me, and I pay via my internet bank.