One day in the Garden of Eden, Eve calls out to God,
"Lord, I have a problem!"
"What's the problem, Eve?"
"Lord, I know you've created me and have provided this
beautiful garden and all of these wonderful animals,
and that hilarious comedy snake, but I'm just not
"Why is that, Eve?" came the reply from above.
"Lord, I am lonely. And I'm sick to death of apples."
"Well, Eve, in that case, I have a solution. I shall
create a man for you."
"What's a 'man', Lord?"
"This man will be a flawed creature, with aggressive
tendencies, an enormous ego and an inability to
empathize or listen to you properly. All in all, he'll
give you a hard time. But, he'll be bigger and faster
and more muscular than you. He'll be really good at
fighting and kicking a ball about and hunting fleet-
footed ruminants, and not altogether bad in the sack."
"Sounds great," says Eve, with an ironically raised
"Yeah, well. He's better than a poke in the eye with a
burnt stick. But, you can have him on one condition."
"What's that, Lord?"
"You'll have to let him believe that I made him first."