Bizarre Foreign Service Requests

May 19, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom has issued a press release outlining some of the bizarre requests that diplomats have had to deal with. Highlights include:

  • A woman asked consular staff in Tel Aviv to force her husband to get fit so that they could have children.
  • Consulates have often been asked for information about the best locations to watch football.
  • In a bid to settle a £1,000 wager staff in Montreal were asked for information about the colour of a British passport.
  • A man wanted to run a tattoo by a representative in Rome to have it translated and ensure that it said what he thought it did.

Read more of some of the fascinating requests over here.

Source: Foreign Policy