Behind Every Man
Barbara Walters of 20/20 did a story on gender roles in Kabul several years before the Afghan conflict. She noted that women customarily walked about 5 paces behind their husbands. She returned to Kabul recently and observed that women still walk behind their husbands, but now seem to walk even further back and are happy with the old custom.
Ms. Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked, "Why do you now seem happy with the old custom that you used to try and change?"
"Land mines," said the woman.
Dog Gone It
A three-legged dog walks into a saloon in the Old West. He sidles up to the bar and announces:
"I'm lookin' for the man who shot my paw."
The doorbell rings and a guy answers his front door and finds a snail on the porch. He picks up the snail and tosses it out into the yard.
Two years later, the doorbell rings, the man answers the door and there is the same snail. The snail looks up and says, "Now, what was that about?!"