A foreign correspondent, did a feature story in a country in the Middle East, several years ago and before their was conflict there. She noted women walked five paces behind their husbands.
She recently returned and observed that women still walk behind their husbands. Despite the overthrow of the old regime, the women now seem happy to maintain the old custom.
She approached one of the women and asked, "Why do you now seem happy with an old custom that you once tried so desperately to change?"
'The woman looked her straight in the eye, and without hesitation said, "Land mines."
Moral is, no matter what language you speak or where you go... Behind every man, there's a smart woman!