Consular officials released statements this week, gently mocking a couple who thought Canada is going to send a chopper to bust their son out of a German jail after he was taken into custody for drug trafficking.
The statement read: “They were very surprised to learn this wasn’t a service provided.”
In another case, a Canadian man was expelled from his residence following a wrangle with his girlfriend. The man called up consular officials and requested them to speak to her and convinced her into taking him back.
Several other requests involved last-minute dog sitting, scoring tickets to the Oprah Winfrey Show and lining up for cheap tickets for a London play.
Diane Ablonczy, minister of state of foreign affairs, said: “[they cannot] ask your mother-in-law to leave your house; purchase tickets for a musical or entertainment event; settle disputes between you and your partner; (or) pick up your dog at the airport.”
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