British Prime Minister Gordon Brown received a rather thoughtless gift from Barack Obama when he visited America...a set of 25 American made DVDs. But when Brown returned home and sat down to watch one of the videos, the screen read, "Wrong Region".
Obama had given the prime minister DVDs that would only play on DVD players manufactured in North America. Talk about myopia!
The prime minister's gift to Obama? A beautiful, hand-carved penholder made from the timbers of an anti-slavery ship. The sister ship, in fact, of the one that was broken up and turned into the desk in the Oval Office.