FEMALE TROUBLES

Eve was

the Madam

but Adam

had ’em.

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10 comments on “FEMALE TROUBLES

  1. Don Frankel says:

    So Muse are you saying that the apple, since it was the only one of its kind at the time was worth…..

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  2. mistermuse says:

    I haven’t bothered to check it out, but I heard that the bible doesn’t say it was an apple, just “fruit.” So it might have been a kumquat, for all we know….or even a fruitcake. That may even be the origin of the old saying “nutty as a fruitcake,” because no one but a wacko or a humorist could have come up with a story like that.

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    • Joseph Nebus says:

      The scene would’ve been so very different if Eve and Adam had given in to the temptation of kumquats. The whole history of human sinning would have a slightly embarrassed smirk to it.

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      • mistermuse says:

        Perhaps it WAS a kumquat, but anticipating what you describe, the writer decided that generalization was the better part of humor, and called it fruit. But (as Shakespeare said), by any other name, a kumquat is just as hard to swallow.

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  3. arekhill1 says:

    When your poem spoke to me, Sr. Muse, what it whispered was “cajones.”

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  4. mistermuse says:

    Now that’s a fruit I can relate to!

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  5. I understood that the poem meant that Adam had “female troubles” since he had to deal with Eve. Women have their troubles also since we have to deal with men’s egos…what you guys call “cajones.”

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  6. mistermuse says:

    Well, that’s the “broad” view (sorry, couldn’t resist) of Adam dealing with Eve, but I was thinking more narrowly of the specific case of Eve getting Adam to eat the fruit (apple?) which, if I recall my Catholic catechism correctly, resulted in nothing but troubles for mankind ever since (original sin). But I’ll grant you that men have gone on to cause far more misery than women throughout history – and all because of eating that damn fruit!

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  7. Don Frankel says:

    Now with my total lack of religious training I’ll be the last guy to try to explain the Bible but I think it’s what they call allegory. But even so it is pretty obvious to me that they were both in on it. That’s why they both got sent up the river.

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  8. mistermuse says:

    Don, my next post will take up the river where this one left off. Stay tuned..

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