Sorry to go off-topic, but it reminds me of an interview I saw with Charlotte Church (if you haven't heard of her, she's a singer from Wales who started out singing classical music at a very young age, anyway, I digress).
Apparently, she sang at President Bush II's first inauguration. Afterwards, she met him and he commented on her accent and asked where she was from...
"Oh? And which state is that in?"
Didn't even start well, did it?