It's Friday, the first of the year, so here is the first joke of the year!
Barbara Walters, of 20/20, did a story in Kabul,Afghanistan, several years before
the Afghan conflict. She noted women 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 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."