I had the honor of speaking this week at a women’s business association luncheon on the topic of entrepreneurship. When I mentioned to my wife the day before that I was speaking to group of women entrepreneurs she asked, “Why on earth would they ask you to speak?”
In her defense, my dear wife has no idea what I do for a living. She’s never read a single one of the several hundred columns I’ve written. She’s never attended a function where I’m speaking or sat in the audience at any of my seminars.
She just knows that we live a very comfortable lifestyle and believes me when I tell her our money doesn’t come from the drug trade.
Beyond that, she’s incredibly happy in her ignorance of her husband’s skills.
When I feigned hurt feelings she waved a hand at me and said, “My point is, what in the world can a man tell a roomful of women that they don’t already know?”
Henny Youngman, Ralph Cramden, Rodney Dangerfield, Tim Knox. At least I’m in good company.
But she had a point. What the heck did I know about women in business? So as not to look like a total idiot...