After being stopped by TSA employee at O'Hare airport, who raved about her work saving Bosnia, Madeleine Albright was asked by a fellow passenger whether she used to be Secretary of State... of Bosnia. [USN&WR]
Maybe the fellow passenger wasn't American? I certainly wouldn't know the equivalent post for another country.
*this is me trying to be a nicer person and giving a stranger the benefit of the doubt as opposed to just being a snarky bitch (which is way more fun)