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The Genie

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, "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 getting three.  You only get one wish!"

The man sat and thought about it for a while.  Finally, he 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 loudly and said, "That's impossible. Think of the monumental logistics!  How would the supports ever reach the bottom of the Pacific?  Think of all the concrete!  Think of all the steel!  No, think of another wish."

The man said OK, sat back down 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.   I want to know how they feel inside.  I want to know what they're thinking when they give me the silent treatment.  I want to know why they're crying and know what they really want when they say 'nothing'.   Most of all, I want to know how to make them truly happy."

The genie said, "You want that bridge two lanes or four?"

 

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