For once the Globe has hit the nail on the head...
The Globe and Mail: Martin's missile fumble
I'd expect the P.M. will get used to the on-hold musak on the White House phone system.
P.M. Hi, this is Pau..
Operator: Hold please
la di da... time passes
Operator: How may I be of assistance?
P.M.: Well - er..
Operator: Hold - we've heard a rumour that a tree fell in the forest (somewhere), Must run - please try again later.