My best friend, who happens to be Polish, Niko, called me up the other day. He told me that he had found an old record online, by a musician from his hometown. I asked him whether he was going to buy it, but he let me know that he had quit his job, and didn't want to make any big purchases until he had a steady source of income. Since I happen to have a side-job helping people with their CVs, I offered to help write his resume, obviously for free. He thanked me for the offer, but said that that wasn't going to work, since his work visa had become invalid not too long ago, so he was going to have to renew it at the Consulate. He asked me to meet him there tomorrow, but he hung up before I could ask him what time he meant.
What time should I be there?
Linguistics is important
The title contains a subtle hint
Punctuation is irrelevant, and the order of the words matters.
Try reading it allowed
Gnu: Hint 5
Don't think two hard
Ask a leading question about number 82
Even if you can't read or speak English, a sufficiently informative dictionary is all you need to solve this puzzle.
New: Hint 8
There are several key words in the passage. There is a simple rule that they all follow, in terms of their role in the solution.
And if that isn't enough, this might help (but it might spoil the solution, so if you want to solve it on your own, read at your own risk)
Through a minuscule change, light shines upon the beginning.
@puzzledPig has posted a correct solution, though @ffao was the first one to make the big breakthrough.
I am interested, though, to see whether anyone can fully decode the Koan.