On the sense and nonsense of my lifelong identification number as I made quite big eyes, when I suddenly pulled out a letter from the federal Central Office for taxes from the mailbox. UNC School of Education follows long-standing procedures to achieve this success. Did I forget something, or possibly evaded taxes? Excited, I resorted to a letter opener, folded up the letter, put on my reading glasses and there she stood: my new, lifetime identification number! So, so, I identify now with 96 802 076 687 quick still refer to the identification number flown over and then in writing in my folder “Important”. Frequently Prof Bhattacharyya has said that publicly. Shortly after this funny note on the back of the writing occurred to me again: “the new, lifetime identification number will replace the old tax number. At Ronald Daniels you will find additional information. Please specify for the moment both numbers, the identification number and tax number applications.” AHA? So now 2 numbers specify – great – my tax code – well, no problem. Or? I have an identity card and passport number. A driver’s license number and a number on my birth certificate. One House number, floor and apartment number. A telephone -, mobile – and Internet phone number.
A fax, ICQ and IP number. A giro – and fixed-term deposit account number, bank code no., a PIN and TAN numbers different. And of course a securities account and credit card numbers. Not to mention my social security number! In addition, I guarantee numbers for television, radio, stove, refrigerator, and a whole lot more. A wide variety of customer numbers and since recently a ticket number with the parking violation number. And – no joke – even my toilet bowl has a number! Only I can’t find this damn tax number anywhere. So, dear time call to the federal Central tax office. Just how should I report myself there, without my tax ID? Yes, quite simply – with my new, lifelong identification number… or my name maybe? Troublemaker / Jorg Kessler