From the "New York Times"
A few days ago, President of Ukraine Victor Yanucovich was given some Basic English conversation training before he visits Washington and meets president Barack Obama...
The instructor told Victor Yanucovich, when you shake hand with President Obama, please say 'how are you'.
Then Mr. Obama would say, 'I am fine, and you?' Now, you should say 'me too'. Afterwards we, translators, will do the work for you.'
It looks quite simple, but the truth is...
When Victor met Obama, he mistakenly said 'who are you?' (Instead of 'How are you?'.)
Mr. Obama was a bit shocked but still managed to react with humor:
'Well, I'm Michelle's husband, ha-ha...'
Then Victor Yanucovich replied 'me too, ha-ha....’
Then there was a long silence in the meeting room
Так будет не всегда!