The Dame cannot remember the source of the story, but it goes to the heart of who Nick Paget-Brown is.
A new Lib Dem member arrived in the council chamber and was seemingly a little at a loss.
She was surprised to be approached by Nick Paget-Brown asking if he could help her find her way around.
The new leader is very different to his predecessor, the unlamented Pooter.
Unlike Pooter, N P-B is highly unlikely to cling on to power and gather as many allowances as he possibly can.
Nor will the new leader find opportunities to hotfoot
around the world, at our expense, using First Class travel and luxury hotels.
Nick Paget-Brown has a reputation for decency and is building a further reputation amongst officers, councillors and residents for being highly accessible.
There is now a very different spirit at the Town Hall.
But the leader has many challenges....not least ridding the council of the vestiges of the Pooter rule.
It will take him time and patience...
And this leads the Dame to her conclusion....there are many good, hardworking and honourable councillors.
They have been shocked by the arrogant buffoonery of Cllrs Moylan and Palmer.
They know the behaviour of these two undermines all the good work Nick Paget-Brown is doing to reassure residents that he is 'on their side.'
He is sufficiently well regarded to be able come down heavily on these two:he should do so without delay.