In 2003 I was handing out “Support The Troops” lapel pins throughout my travels in the defense industry. Everyone was super patriotic and happy to receive a pin. I decided to send a bag of 100 pins with the American flag to George W Bush at the White House and I sent another bag of 100 pins supporting the UK troops directly to the Tony Blair, the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street. These pins had a British flag at the top.
I received a note back from 10 Downing Street thanking me for the bag of pins I sent.
And a few weeks later, the pins I sent the Bush White House were returned to me by the what is essentially the White House post office.
As an American, it really blew my mind to have the Prime Minister accept my gift and the office of George W Bush returning my gift.