German great-grandmother Lisel Heise’s ambition to enter politics crystalised a few years before her 100th birthday, when organisers of a public hearing cut off her microphone.
Heise, who retired from teaching school 40 years ago, was arguing for the reopening of an outdoor pool.
“When I started out, some people really didn’t want to listen to me apparently — they even pulled the plug!” she said, still stunned by the impudence.
“Now people from around the world are coming to talk to me. Who’s laughing now?” Read more