Oh, this was Maggie to a T.
Short version: There was a Swedish interviewer once who had a gag where she asked her interviewees to jump (a perfectly harmless gag, mind you). When the interviewer had Margaret Thatcher on, Thatcher downright refused to jump on cue. Cheerfully. Without apology. The word ‘puerile’ was used. As Maggie put it:
I made great leaps forward, not little jumps in studios.
That she did. That she did.
Moe Lane (crosspost)