Shortly after the election of George W Bush as President of the United States, Darren and I were over in Palm Springs so I could participate at a software partner conference. One of the evenings saw us attend an “artists retreat”; there were glass blowers, painters, sculptors, and a variety of other artists, including a lovely woman playing the harp.
After wandering past her several times whilst exploring, we eventually struck up a conversation. When she realised we weren’t from the United States, she immediately apologised:
We’ve just elected this awful and stupid man as President. I’m so sorry about how that makes us look.
I guess now the shoe is on the other foot.