Via Burn Bag:
Wait, an ambassador has asked for embassy staffers to say farewell to him/her at the airport? And FSOs from constituent posts in the host country have to travel to the capital city to send off the ambassador enroute to the airport? Why stop there? Can we also have rose petals for the tarmac? Or fireworks when the airplane takes off? And tears? How much tears is acceptable for this moment in the history of ambassadorships?