I’m fairly certain that many of you have already read this one before, but it’s worth reading again.
Fairy Tale Number 1
Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl, “Will you marry me?” The girl said “No,” and she lived happily ever after and went shopping, went out with friends, always had a clean house, only had to cook what she wanted when she wanted, had a closet full of shoes and handbags, stayed skinny and was never farted or burped on.
Fairy Tale Number 2
Once upon a time, in a land far away, a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess happened upon a frog as she sat contemplating ecological issues on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle. The frog hopped onto the princess’ lap.
“Elegant lady, I was once a handsome prince until an evil witch cast a spell upon me. One kiss from you however will turn me back into the dapper young prince that I am. And then, my sweet, we can marry and set up housekeeping in your castle with my mother, where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children and forever feel grateful and happy doing so.”
That night, as the princess dined sumptuously on lightly sautéed frog legs seasoned in a white wine and onion cream sauce, she chuckled to herself.
“I really don’t think so.”