Art of Negotiation

After a near eternity in the Garden of Eden, Adam calls out to God, "Lord, I have a problem."

"What is it?"

"I know you created me and have provided this place with all this lovely food and all of the wonderful animals, but I am lonely."

"Well Adam, I have the perfect solution. I shall create a 'companion' for you."

"What's a 'companion', Lord?"

"Another being more like the angels than the animals you now have for company. This will be the most intelligent, sensitive, caring, and beautiful creature I have ever created. The creature will be so intelligent that it can figure out what you want before you want it. This being will be so sensitive and caring that it will know your every mood and how to make you happy. Its beauty will rival that of the heavens and earth. This entity will unquestioningly care for your every need and desire and will be the perfect answer to your loneliness, " replies the heavenly voice.

"Sounds great."

"One thing, Adam, this is going to cost you."

"How much?"

"A right arm, right leg, an eye, an ear, and your left testicle."

Adam ponders this for some time. Finally he says to God, "Ehhh, what can I get for a rib?"


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