Monday, September 10, 2007

The Frog Prince*

This is the fairy tale that should have been read to us when we were little:

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 into the princess' lap and said: "Elegant Lady, I was once a handsome prince, until an evil witch cast a spell upon me. One kiss from you, however, and I will turn 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 and thought to herself:


* Courtesy of my friend Alli. Alli is a Jehovah's Witness and I am an atheist and she once made up a joke for me:
What do you get when you cross a Jehovah's Witness with an atheist?
Someone who knocks on your door and then doesn't have anything to say.


Angela said...

Amen, Sistah!

Mary Lou said...


Love it!! Both parts!!! LOLOLOL

Ginnie said...

Wonderful ! Now you can see why I am hesitant to kiss my little tree frog. Sometimes it's just better to leave well enough alone.

Uncivil said...

I had to put a nasty sign on my front door to keep those pesky Jehovah's Witnesses away.

I'd be up there with a sniper's rifle if I could find that frikkin "Watch Tower"!

John Eaton said...

That's a cool story, MG.

And very funny,

John :)