Who First

One day in the Garden of Eden, Eve called out to God that she had a problem. “What’s the problem, Eve?” He responded. “Lord, I know you’ve created me and have provided this beautiful garden and all of these wonderful animals, but I am still so lonely.”

God replied, “I have a solution for you, Eve. I shall create a man to keep you company.”

Then Eve inquired, “What is a ‘man’, Lord?”

God explained, “A man is a flawed creature with aggressive tendencies, an enormous ego, and an inability to empathize or listen.

All in all, he’ll make life more difficult, but, he will be bigger and more muscular than you, and therefore able to help out around the garden. He’ll be really good at fighting and kicking a ball around, and he will enjoy hunting fleet-footed ruminants.”

“Okay, if that’s the best you can do,” replied Eve. God chided “Yeah, well, he’ll be better than a poke in the eye with a burnt stick! Now, you can only have him under one condition.”

“What is it, Lord?” asked Eve.

“You must let him believe that I created him first.”