Seriously. Dutch policemen (trying to be helpful, of course) painted arrows in jail cells so Muslim prisoners could pray facing Mecca.
"The faulty compass marks have been immediately corrected. It is a mystery for us how this could have possibly happened."
I'm mystified, too. When I screw up I have to say I made a mistake. Can't we just say we erred? I also was not aware that Dutch jails were so...sensitive to their prisoners' needs.