A client called my help desk saying she couldn’t send an e-mail. When I was done troubleshooting the problem, she interrupted me to ask, “Wait a minute, do I type @ in lower- or uppercase?”
Swati Khatri, New Delhi, India
The British foreign office helps Brits traveling abroad. Here are some odder requests they’ve fielded:
• A man who was hospitalized in Cambodia when a monkey hit him with a stone wanted assurance that it would not happen again.
• A man asked consular staff in Stockholm to check the credentials of a woman whom he had met online.
• A man asked staff in Rome to translate a phrase for a tattoo that he wanted.