After three weeks in the Garden of Eden, God came to visit Eve.
"So, how is everything going?" inquired God.
"It is all so beautiful, God," she replied. "The sunrises and sunsets
are breathtaking; the smells, the sights -- everything is wonderful. But I
have just this one problem. It is these three breasts that you have given
me. The middle one pushes the other two out, and I am constantly knocking
them with my arms, catching them on branches, snagging them on bushes. They
are a real pain," reported Eve.
Eve went on to tell God that many other parts of her body (such as her
limbs, eyes, and ears) came in pairs, and she felt that having only two
breasts might leave her body more "symmetrically balanced", as she put it.
"That is a fair point, "replied God, "it was my first shot at this, you
know. I gave the animals six breasts, so I figured that you needed only
half of those, but I see that you are right. I will fix it up right away."
God reached down, removed the middle breast, and tossed it into the bushes.
Three weeks passed, and God once again visited Eve in the garden.
"Well Eve, how is my favorite creation now?"
"Just fantastic," she replied, "but for one oversight on your part. You
see all the animals are paired off. The ewe has a ram and the cow has her
bull. All the animals have a mate except me. I feel so alone."
God thought for a moment and said,
"You know, Eve, you are right. How could I have overlooked this? You do
need a mate and I will immediately create a man from a part of you...Now
let's see...Where did I put that useless boob?"
Now, doesn't THAT make more sense than that business about the rib?