Just one wish
A man was walking along a California beach and stumbled across an
old lamp. He picked it up and rubbed it and out popped a genie. The
genie said "Okay, Okay. 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
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 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! No, think of another wish."
The man said, "Okay," 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..."
The genie replied, "You want that bridge two lanes or four?"