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 Afghan women and asked, 'Why do you now seem so 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...no matter what language you speak or where you go -
BEHIND EVERY MAN, THERE’S A SMART WOMAN!
And that is true here in the coffeypot, especially. I think I mentioned that I have taken over the responsibility of my Navy Association’s newsletter. So at some considerable expense and three days of busting my ass trying to build something in MS Publisher, I was ready to put a hammer through the screen. Judy called and noticed from my voice I was upset and ask what the problem was. After unloading three days of frustration, she said she would help me out when she got home from work (never saying that I never ask her for help or rubbing it in that I am hard-headed.)
She came in, we set down and started building the first page. She showed me stuff and left me to my own project. Peeps, she has never worked in Publisher before.
I know I’m getting old, and some things are like ‘the blinking clock on the recorder’ to me, but this program was whoopin’ my ass. It seems that ADHD gets worse with old age. You have heard the old saying, "You can't see the forest for the trees"? Well, that's what it was like. I could see the controls at the top, but not the buttons I needed. What ever happend to my common sense? The more I missed them, the more frustated I became.
I’m just one of those lucky guys who has a wife who works wonders.
I think I’ll keep her...if she chooses to stay around.