Thursday, May 24, 2007

No More Cinderella Stories!

When I was a little girl, I read so many children's stories classics in Arabic and in English. It was my mom's treat to take me to a bookstore Down Town to buy the books I like.

Most of the girls' stories were ending in victory because the prince fell in love with her. The girl's happiness was always dependent on winning the heart of the prince. The only way to get out of her misry is by marrying her prince..

In today's world, men and women equally create their own happiness and such stories are no longer valid that's what got today in the new fairy tale.....

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 sauteed frog legs
seasoned in a white wine
and onion cream sauce,
she chuckled and thought to herself:
I don't freakin think so


At 4:39 PM, Blogger programmer craig said...

Excellent :D

At 8:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Honest to God, I swear there are good men in this world.

At 4:49 AM, Blogger Freedom For Egyptians said...

It is a funny joke that made me laugh a lot, but at the same time it reflects the culture change.... And it is not meant to say there are bad or good men. Life has different choices...

At 5:05 PM, Blogger AdrianDK said...

Brilliant :-D

At 12:56 PM, Blogger Catherine said...

I love it!!! Yes, it is meant to be humorous with a tinge of reality thrown in . . . LOLOLOL!!

At 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was friggin' awesome! Way to go! Iwouldlike to hear some other variations of Fairytale Heriones. Perhas a Snow white that ends up gettin' wtih happy or somethin'?

At 7:47 PM, Anonymous Xodar said...

Be careful what you wish for. There are hordes of bitter, angry, frustrated middleaged feminists slaving at their jobs -- and nobody cares.

At 12:07 PM, Anonymous cylia said...

you made my day :D

At 11:07 AM, Blogger said...

Brilliant :-D


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