An excerpt from the old-time radio program Leiningen Versus the Ants :
COMMISSIONER (shouts over hoofbeats) Leiningen!
COMMISSIONER: I didn't see any women or children around the plantation. Or any animals.
LEININGEN: That's right. Moved them across the river.
COMMISSIONER: Oh, ho! You think there _is_ danger?
LEININGEN: Oh, not because of danger, Commissioner. A matter of efficiency.
LEININGEN: Cuts down the efficiency of the men if they're worried about their families. Critical situations only become crises when oxen or women get excited.
COMMISSIONER: I might've known.
They don't write 'em like that anymore, eh?