Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Dead Reckoning

Fisherman's Mission In Life Starts To Flounder

It's a matter of life and death. A Polish sailor who came back from a fishing trip to find he'd been declared dead has failed to convince bureaucrats he's still alive. Piotr Kucy, 37, said: "I stood there in front of them and said look, I'm alive, but they wouldn't accept it." He returned after a two-week fishing trip to find local authorities had declared him dead after wrongly identifying a body washed ashore. "Five months have passed since then and nothing. No response. I have to work, insure myself, but I can't because I'm still dead!"

FOOTNOTE: Alive cross.

10 comments:

Ornery's Wife said...

This would be a horrible situation, wouldn't it? Of course, he could just assume a new identity--perhaps that of the man who really DID die, and start all over in a new life. How many of us have wished to do that at one time or another? And the question that begs to be answered is, "who was the dead man?"

You do find the most interesting news tidbits, David!
TM

Maddy said...

Well they always say that fact is often stranger than fiction!
Cheers

Neva said...

Truth is stranger than fiction...but this is bizzare!

pat houseworth said...

When Bureau-rats are involved, nothing is a surprise.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Hi David,
Your Wordless Wednesday was wonderful.

This fellow probably still had to pay taxes.

Roger said...

Wow thats a story! Thanks David for stoping by Idaho Daily Photo!

Merisi said...

Raising from death and being counted should not be made that difficult by bureaucracy! :-)

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I would love to meet him!

Crystal xx

Nessa said...

I feel like that sometimes.

kate said...

What a perfect way to start a new life ...