And a bathroom.
Canadian Prime Minister goes to the bathroom and back with only requirement met
The Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, has caused constraints in Brazilian diplomacy on Monday, demanding a change in the ceremony and only go to the salon for lunch with the President after Rousseff met.
The speeches and toasts are common in this type of event can be both before and after lunch. Dilma prefers it that later, but Harper made sure they were done before the guests start eating at the meeting yesterday.
He had already angered aides and diplomats at the presidential palace, telling reporters that Canadians speak there, breaking the rule that such interviews always occur in the Foreign Ministry.
As the Brazilian side denied the request, Harper has reached the Foreign Ministry, for lunch, showing bad temper and demanding the reversal of the freebies. Then locked himself in a private Minister Antonio Patriota, while waiting for an answer.
Stunned, Brazilian diplomats did not know what to do if you meet a desire of the Brazilian President or surrendered to the whim of the Canadian visitors.
Only when we have confirmed that he would be met is that Harper went to Brasilia room where the banquet took place, with palm heart salad, guinea hen and "pineapple delight". Toasts are made with wines.
A less amusing but not substantially different translation is provided here.
Yes. Our PM actually had a snit and locked himself in a bathroom. While on a state visit.
So, the officials were obviously pissed, but what did the 73 commenters on the story have to say?
Here at DJ! we live to serve, so we ran some likely looking comments -- for example, with 'infantilidade' in them (which means about what you'd expect) -- through the translator.
Here's a sampling:
But that arrogant foreigner, desinteligente. In the other house elegance recommends that one should submit to the host. Come so far to shame here, the hope is to forget the path that does not return soon. And if you do, it is with a position of ruler of the 1st world. You know that song poor, the Naiara Azevedo; ecomendar it would be for her a song response to this bumbler.
I DO NOT KNOW WHY THIS Greasy satisfy the request, should have given the toilet DISCHARGE AND HAVE LET HIM DOWN TO THE PLACE.
Here in Brazil things are kids do not want to take medicine when they lock themselves in the bathroom.
He left the bathroom after it was taken care of? But what is it? The illustration of the Brazilian populace to know: This is cag ... ing and walking to Brazil, literally ahahhahahahahahah
Should it be with diarrhea and invented this excuse to relieve themselves.
Someone in government had to have taken a more energetic attitude in this case. Should take the pink bunny doll, and put him jolhos in maize.
But just what was missing was this ... Our president has even muitaaaa patience, I would put to wash dishes. Now let the fresh man!
The next one is gonna leave, er, a mark.
Hahaha ... It is not the first time that this guy runs to the bathroom in meeting offices. In April 2009 he appeared in a photo go because G20 was in the bathroom. This news came on the BBC and The Telegraph ...
The next commenter has taken the measure of the man.
Lets get this straight: the visitor arrives at the host and gently before being subjected to the customs of the recipient well, require its rules in the most awkward possible. Therefore, these facts lead me to suppose that the Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Stephen Harper, besides acting as a spoiled brat, is a tremendous rude, arrogant, rude and their attitude, therefore, should shame the great people of Canada. Would have done a favor if you had not come. Get out of here.
As does this one:
THAT'S WHAT MAKES A PRESIDENT VISITS CHOOSING NOT DILMA. MARKING LUNCH WITH AMATEUR WORLD THAT THINK FIRST. PAPER Kid A LACK OF RESPECT TO THE WOMAN IS A NATION. On the other hand is very weak CEREMONIAL WHY SHOULD HAVE NEVER MET AN APPLICATION whim, HE WANTED TO SHOW POWER. FAILED The ceremonial.
And some good advice for presidential hosts and parents everywhere:
They should have left him there and followed with other affairs of state.
And now, my fave.
Spoiled ... fresh in the Portuguese right. I know not, but the world is in the hands of people at this level. Or is this a nerd or the arrogance of Obama. Now, let's see, what did we come to Canada? Salmon, tuna, train ... my! In fact, he is the face of MAD, remember?
This is how our PMShithead appears to Brazilians.
Gratifying, isn't it?
ADDED: The MSM is on it!
ADDED: More MSM. Everybody loves a bathroom story.
ADDED: Even the Washington Post loves a bathroom story!
UPDATE: At last look (couple of hours ago), there were more than 330 comments at the original Portuguese story. When time allows, I'll run some more through the translating machine.