Brit tourists seek boob job advice from embassies abroad!

August 13th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI  

London, August 13 (ANI): British embassies across the globe have received bizarre requests from Brit tourists, including one seeking advice on breast enlargement.

The country’s Foreign Office revealed some travellers left the embassy staff facing with trivial requests.

These include a mother asking: “Can you tell me how to make my naughty son behave?”, reports Sky News.

The embassy in Florida was said to have been approached by a mother who wanted the staff to help her sick son pack a suitcase and drive him to the airport.

Another British embassy worker elsewhere was requested to a pay credit card bill because it had “maxed out”.

And a jam maker believed embassy employees could tell him what ratio of fruit to sugar he should use.

British Consulate Juliet Maric, who works in Alicante, Spain, said: “If you have a serious problem abroad - maybe you’ve been involved in an accident, have lost your passport or are a victim of crime, we can help you.

“But we can’t tell you who is allowed to use your swimming pool, pay your taxi fares for you - or do anything about the exchange rate.

“We regularly get enquiries from people who think we’re a one-stop-shop for any problem they might encounter while abroad; this can be frustrating as we need to focus resources on the serious cases that we’re there to help with.”

Consular Affairs Minister Chris Bryant said: “It’s important that British nationals understand what the Foreign and Commonwealth Office can and can’t do for them so our staff can focus resources on more serious situations where people really do need our help.” (ANI)

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