I'd been at HQ for a series of meetings, that culminated in a large group meeting. At this meeting, the big boss - a lady of a certain age - presented how the company stands in relation to the current 'crise economique'.
So, it was an important meeting, covering serious issues and delicate subject matter. At the end, the big boss asked if there were any questions.
"So that's everything from the agenda covered, does anyone have any other questions?"
Silence all round.
"Well", said the boss, "they don't have to be questions about things we've discussed today - they can be about anything. Anything at all".
"I've got a question", said my lovely, if somewhat misguided colleague.
"Marvellous", said the boss, "what is it?"
"Do you dye your hair?"
Once again, silence descended as everyone looked at the floor.