DON'T WASTE OUR TIME
WE HAVE IMPORTANT BUSINESS TO ATTEND TO!
NO, IT'S NOT FINDING FALSE TEETH FOR YOU!
Original story By EDDIE WRENN
Call the Foreign Office for help, not this kind of help.
- I need help putting together a chicken coop!
- My Sat Nav is broken!
- I can't find my false teeth!
- Where can I get hold of a dog-minder?
- What's the weather like tomorrow?
- Runny jam
- Plastic surgery problems
- Help erecting a chicken coop
He urged expats and tourists not to stretch scarce consular resources by making 'bizarre demands'.
Among the calls logged by overseas Foreign Office staff are requests for advice on where to have Christmas lunch in Spain and a plea for assistance translating 'I love you' into Hungarian.
'It is not our job, for example, to book you restaurants while you are on holiday. 'This is obvious, you would think.
It came as a surprise to the caller in Spain who was having difficulty finding somewhere to have Christmas lunch or a man in Florida last year who found ants in his holiday rental, we are not the people to ask for pest control advice.
'If you are having difficulty erecting a new chicken coop in your garden in Greece as someone else was, I am afraid that we cannot help you.'