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Offline fshrgy99

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Lost in Milan Italy
« on: July 31, 2013, 05:47:19 PM »
I know this is a long shot but I read Trustee From The Toolroom.

Just heard from my son via facebook chat. He and his girlfriend have lost their i.d., cash, wallets, passports in Milan Italy.
Have advised him to get to consulate, contact police, cancel card  etc etc
Any Milano beeks here?
Prayers appreciated.
Will update as we learn more.

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Re: Lost in Milan Italy
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 11:44:16 PM »
if they are american

http://milan.usconsulate.gov/acs.html

if they are canadian

http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/italy-italie/offices-bureaux/contact_Milan_contactez.aspx

depending on where they are, one or the other may be able to help them anyway with getting the right contacts and connections to help.

i'm sure they know to call whatever bank issued the cards and any other cards in their wallets.  that's not the best place to get stranded, but at least it's not hostile.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

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Re: Lost in Milan Italy
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013, 10:11:33 PM »
A more optimistic scenario tonight. The niece of an Italian acquaintancew (a fellow dog walker who loves my honey) handed my boy 300 euros under an archway in downtown Milan this aft. Emergency travel docs issued by Canadian consulate. Now to successfully navigate a flight home.

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Re: Lost in Milan Italy
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2013, 11:10:26 PM »
ah, things are looking up   :)
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

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Re: Lost in Milan Italy
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 06:02:22 AM »
glad to hear it!
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cannot be trusted in large ones either. – Albert Einstein

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Re: Lost in Milan Italy
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2013, 07:59:50 AM »
Success! Picked him up at Pearson International in Toronto Saturday morning. A very intense 10 days to say the least.

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Re: Lost in Milan Italy
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2013, 11:18:32 AM »
good.  do we get to hear the back story to all of this?   :-D
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

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Re: Lost in Milan Italy
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2013, 01:07:27 PM »
pm sent

Thanks to all who provided suggestions/support
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Re: Lost in Milan Italy
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2013, 01:40:03 AM »
Is that the theme music from "Mission Impossible" playing in the background?

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