10 spectacularly strange calls Brits have made to the UK Foreign Office

Right, people are weird. We all know that. It’s what makes us unique, what sets us apart from others. And that’s absolutely fine. But then there is really weird, and a bit strange. These are just that…

The British Foreign Office is absolutely no exception. Despite the fact you’re only meant to call them for things like crisis situations and important advice, they still get a large number of bizarre requests each year.

From plug sockets and bacon to butlers and nudists, here are 10 of the of strangest…

1. “A British man asking for assistance to get illegal employment in Singapore”

2. “A man planning to move to Spain who was worried he would encounter nudists walking through the streets”



4. “A European filmmaker looking for an English pensioner to play a part in his new film”

5. “A holidaymaker trying to find Travel Advice for a visit to Coventry”

6. “A confused businessman looking for information on the construction of plug sockets”



8. “A woman who was disappointed the British Embassy has not sent someone to give her a tour of St. Petersburg on her arrival in Russia”

9. “A man in South Korea asking what he could do with his old pound notes”

10. “A mother asking for the contact details of a young British YouTuber, as her son was a fan of his Minecraft videos.”

Yes, no matter where in the world the us good old Brits are, the weirdness continues. When you work in Customer Service you need to know exactly how to deal with these kind of people. That’s why we have the courses here to help. Click here for more information.


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