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Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 20:38:22 -0400 (EDT)
From: Phantace Menom
Subject: BLAGUES-L: When you wish...

Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 13:28:32 -0500
From: Bill Farrell

A guy was walking along the beach in San Diego one day and finds a very
old oil lamp.  He picks it up and rubs it and poof! out comes a genie in a
puff of smoke.  The genie says, "I'm getting tired of this!  You're the
fifth person today who has bothered me.  I usually give three wishes but
because I'm so tired I'm only giving one wish.  So think hard and make it
a good wish because it's all you're going to get!" 

The guy thinks for a minute and says, "You know, I always wanted to go to
Hawaii but I'm afraid of airplanes and boats so I could never go.  If you
could build me a bridge from San Diego to Hawaii I could drive my car
across it anytime I wanted to.  That's my wish...a bridge from here to

The genie says, "A BRIDGE FROM HERE TO HAWAII!!!  Are you crazy!!!!  Do
you know how many pilings I would have to drive, how deep they would have
to go into the ocean floor...there aren't that many pilings in the whole
world.  And think of all the steel that it would take to build a bridge
hundreds and hundreds of miles long.  No, I'm sorry but I'm too tired to
do all that.  You'll have to make a different wish." 

The guy thinks again and says, "Ok.  I've always wanted to understand
women.  What makes them the way they are?  Why do they suddenly go from
being happy to being blue?  What makes them cry?  Why do they get mad at
me when I didn't do anything wrong? That's my wish...I want to understand
what makes women tick." 

The genie says, "Now, about that bridge.  Did you want two lanes or four?"

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