If, on a recent Wednesday morning, you had happened to find yourself in the cavernous lobby of Pyongyang's Yanggakdo Hotel, you might have witnessed the following exchange, between a pleasant-looking North Korean man and an exasperated-looking American news team.
"You must be tired," says Mr. Kim. "You will want to rest at the hotel this morning."
Nope, we're good. Ready when you are.
"Well, I am tired."