At a recent summit junket convened by the government in an effort to discover how to deliver the ball from a rolling maul John Key was introduced to a noted psychiatrist who was advising the politicians about psychosomatic illnesses in communities hit by collapsing banks and the efects of money speculation.
Key took the opportunity to ask how the psychiatrist could detect mental deficiency in someone who otherwise appeared normal and in control of a situation.
The good Doctor said, "You ask a simple question that everyone should be able to answer. If he hesitates, that puts you on the right track. I'd ask, "Captain Cook made three voyagesaround the world and died during one of them. Which one?"
Key thought deeply for sometime and finally responded with a nervous laugh, "I'm a banker at heart. You wouldn't have an easier question would you. I must confess I don't know much about history."