Most people have probably heard the old saying, “Behind every great man, there is an even greater woman.”

However, judging by this incredible story, it seems some men might need to be freshened up on this proverb — and this clever wife did so in the most perfect way!

When her hubby — the powerful CEO of a multi-million dollar company — said something cutting about her old beau, she responded with one of the best lines I’ve ever heard.  I’m definitely going to have to remember this one!

But thankfully, as more and more women become high-ranking executives and leaders themselves, this old saying and its outdated philosophy are falling by the wayside anyway. Why should women stand behind when they can be in front?behind every great man is a greater woman

Thomas Wheeler, CEO of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, and his wife were driving along an interstate highway when he noticed that their car was low on gas.

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Wheeler got off the highway at the next exit and soon found a rundown gas station with just one gas pump. He asked the lone attendant to fill the tank and check the oil, then went for a little walk around the station to stretch his legs.

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As he was returning to the car, he noticed that the attendant and his wife were engaged in an animated conversation. The conversation stopped as he paid the attendant.


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But as he was getting back into the car, he saw the attendant wave and heard him say, “It was great talking to you.” As they drove out of the station, Wheeler asked his wife if she knew the man. She readily admitted she did.

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They had gone to high school together and had dated steadily for about a year.

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“Boy, were you lucky that I came along,” bragged Wheeler. “If you had married him, you’d be the wife of a gas station attendant instead of the wife of a CEO.”

“My dear,” replied his wife, “if I had married him, he would be the CEO and youwould be the gas station attendant.”

What do you think of the wife’s response? Let us know below!


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