this was brutal... like a train wreck kind of brutal... hehe... this controller is unbelievably patient... I can't even imagine what else she could've done short of going up there and dialing in the freq herself! hehe (other than maybe politely asking this flight to cancel ifr and land! hehe...) which reminds me... have you guys heard this one?
A controller comes on and asks "XYF, say altitude"
"XYF, centre, say ALTITUDE"
"XYF, centre, say cancelling IFR"
"centre, it's XYF, level 5000 feet..."
nice bit about the foreign guy climbing to fl 350 by the way... good way to give a controller a quick ulcer...