New Zealand’s prime minister, John Key, managed to shut up a press conference of journalists when he dropped it into conversation that he’d had a vasectomy.
During a discussion on education, a reporter asked Key if his wife might have another child.
“I’d be extremely worried,” the PM replied, “because I’ve had a vasectomy.”
The revelation was followed by an awkward silence, until Key continued that it was “probably too much information” for a press conference, saying, “Boy, that’s slowed things down.”
The conference then went slightly off-track, with one journo asking, “Did it hurt?”
“Not overly, actually,” was the reply.
Well thanks for that!