04 January 2006

But we say you're dead

If a bureaucrat thinks your dead, how do you prove that you're not? From Deutsche Welle:

Worried about what had happened to her pension checks, Martha Kruse called up her pension fund. She hadn't received any money in April and May and was starting to have difficulties paying her bills.

But the 82-year-old woman from a small town near Hanover in northern Germany wasn't prepared for the explanation she got.

"Don't get upset, but you died on Jan. 28," an employee at the Bundesknappschaft fund told her, adding that she should send back any checks she had received since then.

Full store here.


Anonymous said...

Good morning, Sophzilla. Thanks for the story.

Did you hear on The Current yesterday about the male who wasn't allowed to board an airplane because he is on the government's suspected terrorist list?

He was on his way to visit his grandmother.

And he is four years old.

Keep hope. Keep fighting.


Sophzilla said...

Yes, but four-year-olds can be heaps of trouble.