Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The Prince and the Land Mine

Once upon a time there was a prince. His family ruled the wealthy desert kingdom of Kargoughbüm. One day he was out visiting a proposed drilling site when he heard something go "click" under his foot. The prince became scared. He stopped moving. A brave Head of Security brushed away the sand around the prince's foot to see what made the "click". Sure enough, it was a land mine.

Luckily, the prince was very smart. He'd gone to school in a far away land where they teach things other than how to get sand out of your shoes. But, while he was supposed to be studying economics, he was really studying music theory. It was there that the prince learned "Love. Love will keep us together."

So the prince came up with a plan. The land mine wanted to blow the prince to pieces. The prince wanted to remain in one piece. "If I could fall in love", the prince thought, "love would keep me together and I won't die." But, while the prince had several wives he didn't love any of them. In fact there were several he hadn't met yet. So the prince demanded that all the women of Kargoughbüm come to where he could meet them, he could fall in love, and not die.

So all the women in the land were summoned. They came clothed all in black from the top of their heads to the tips of their toes as was tradition. For three long weeks the prince met one woman after another. At last one woman with extra pretty eyes came. The prince was instantly smitten with her. Her and heatstroke. Her husband was executed and they were immediately married.

A tent was erected around the prince and his new bride. The prince's aids immediately ran behind some sand dunes "to give the prince some privacy". The prince swept his screaming princess into his arms and proceeded to carry her to their marriage bed.

The blood stains never came out of the inside of the tent.

1 comment:

Der_Muffinmann said...

It's funny 'cause it's true!!