Once in a while you hear a funny story. Here’s one I heard this evening: Margaret Thatcher, in an aircraft on her way to a state visit in Moscow, asked one of her aides if she could see what gift had been purchased for her to present to Mikhail Gorbachev, the President of the USSR. The aide scurried away and returned with two sterling silver-handled hairbrushes. Thatcher, looking aghast, exclaimed “What good is that? He’s bald!”. Apparently a hurried arrangement was made to find more suitable gifts and have them flown out on the next plane! Heard on Gift Horses and Gaffes on BBC Radio 4 at 20.45 hours, September 22, 2010.