Once Bernard Shaw dropped the phrase that all women are corrupt
The English Queen heard that and when meeting Shaw, asked him: «Is it true, sir, that you are saying that all women are corrupt?»
«Yes, Your Majesty.»
— And me too?! — exclaimed the queen indignantly.
«And you too, Your Majesty,» Shaw said calmly.
«And how much am I worth?» asked the queen.
«Ten thousand pounds» Shaw said at once.
— What, so cheap?! The queen resented.
«You see, you are already bargaining about the price,» the playwright smiled.