Just One Wish
A man was walking along a California beach and stumbled across an
old lamp. He picked it up, rubbed it and out popped a genie. The genie said "OK, OK.
You released me from the lamp, blah blah blah.This is the fourth time this month and I'm
getting a little sick of these wishes so you can forget about three. You only get one
The man sat and thought about it for a while and said, "I've always wanted to go to Hawaii but I'm scared to fly and I get very seasick. Could you build me a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive my Vette over there to visit?"
The genie laughed and said, "That's impossible. Think of the logistics of that! How would the supports ever reach the bottom of the Pacific? Think of how much concrete...how much steel! And the maintenance Of that bridge! No - think of another wish."
The man said OK and tried to think of a really good wish. Finally, he said, "I've been married and divorced four times. My wives always said that I don't care and that I'm insensitive. So, I wish that I could understand women ... know how they feel inside and what they're thinking when they give me the silent treatment ... know why they're crying, know what they really want when they say nothing ... know how to make them truly happy ... I really want to understand women and how they think!"
The genie said, "You want that bridge with two lanes or four?"
Alternate version (for women)
A woman was walking along the beach when she stumbled upon a
Genie's lamp. She picked it up and rubbed it, and lo-and-behold a Genie appeared. The amazed woman asked if she got three wishes.
The Genie said, "Nope. . . due to inflation, constant downsizing, low wages in third-world countries, and fierce global competition,I can only grant you one wish. So. . . what'll it be? "
The woman didn't hesitate. She said, "I want peace in the Middle East. See this map? I want these countries to stop fighting with each other. "
The Genie looked at the map and exclaimed, "Gadzooks, lady! These countries have been at war for thousands of years. I'm good but not THAT good! I don't think it can be done. Make another wish. "
The woman thought for a minute and said, "Well, I've never been able to find the right man. You know, one that's considerate and fun, likes to cook and helps with the housecleaning, is good in bed and gets along with my family, doesn't watch sports allthe time, and is faithful. That's what I wish for. . a good mate."
The Genie let out a long sigh and said, "Let me see that fuckin' map!"