One Smart Woman

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Got this email at work today, and I literally laughed out loud. Ask my office buddy, I did.  
Barbara Walters, of 20/20, did a story on gender roles in Kabul, Afghanistan, several years before the Afghan conflict.  She noted that women customarily walked five paces behind their husbands.
She recently returned to Kabul and observed that women still walk behind their husbands.  Despite the overthrow of the oppressive Taliban regime, the women now seem to, and are happy to, maintain the old custom.

Ms. Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked, 'Why do you now seem happy with an old custom that you once tried so desperately to change?'

The woman looked Ms. Walters straight in the eyes, and without hesitation said, "Land Mines."
Moral of the story is (no matter what language you speak or where you go), BEHIND EVERY MAN THERE IS A SMART WOMAN.

In other news, I apologize for the lack of blog posts. Usually when Russell goes out of town I blog like there's no tomorrow. But this time not so much. These last few weeks have crawled by having him gone. It sure does get lonely after a while! Maybe I need to invest in one of these:

I wonder if that will do the trick? Well, instead I have kept myself busy by painting a certain craft desk a bright and cheery yellow (picture soon to come), and drooling over craft sites with craft projects I only aspire to do. If only there was an endless amount of time, money, and space to create and display these craft projects... Anyone else feel the same way?

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