That's funny because it is true :)
four years ago I went to register in Przy Rondzie 6 and the woman behind the counter had 13 stamps, I counted them.
I didn't get it done then, finally I was doing something else and they just gave me a PESEL in Aleja Powstania Warszawskiego 10...What and why would anyone need a PESEL Number?
I can't understand that the PESEL is your birthdate, isn't there a privacy act or something so people can't know that stuff.
In England, if you had that and their mother's maiden name you could rob their I.D.