Who says women aren't practical?

Today’s post is going to be recycling other people’s words…after all nobody has a patent on the truth!!!

First a little story I found in my mailbox (sent to me by a man so enough already with the anti-male accusations!)

Barbara Walters of 20/20 did a story on gender roles in Kabul , Afghanistan, several years before the Afghan conflict. She noted that the women customarily walked 5 paces behind their husbands.

She recently returned to Kabul and observed that women still walk behind their husbands. From Ms. Walters vantage point, despite the overthrow of the oppressive Taliban regime, the women now seem to walk even further back behind their husbands and yet are happy to maintain the old custom.

Ms. Walters approached one of the Afghani women and

Why do you now seem happy with the 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.

And when you’ve quit smirking (or fuming as the gender may be) over that one, here’s a quotable quip from my new silver screen idol Samatha of SATC:

You can tell a man that you hate him and have the best sex you’ve ever had in your life. Then you tell him that you love him and you’ll never see him again.


About IdeaSmith

IdeaSmith is the digital doppelganger of Ramya Pandyan (intrepid train-traveller and frequent spouter of post-midnight rhymes and rants). As IdeaSmith she battles obscurity and slays boredom with her stories about men, books, digitalia and Mumbai. She performs live and also blogs, tweets, Instagrams, Facebooks, +G’s, Youtubes and Goodreads all as IdeaSmith. Ramya is a blogger, digital storyteller and spoken word performer. She also runs a forum for aspiring writers called Alphabet Sambar. Tweet-bomb her at @ideasmithy.

Posted on May 19, 2007, in Battle of the sexes, On a lighter note... Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Yup.
    Ever read Sherry Argov?

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