I received with others the following very amusing short story from lawyer Ed Corrigan, a Canadian campaigner for justice and peace in the Middle East. He received it from Pat, a friend of his. I imagine it will appeal rather more to the ladies than the men (most men).
A woman rubbed a bottle and out popped a genie.
The woman, amazed, asked the genie if she could make three wishes.
“”Nope, sorry,” the genie replied. “Three wishes are a storybook myth. I’m a one-wish genie. So… What will it be?”
The woman didn’t hesitate.”I want peace in the Middle East. See this map? I want these countries to stop fighting with each other, and I want all the Arabs to love the Jews and Americans and vice-versa. It will bring about world peace and harmony.”
“The genie looked at the map and exclaimed: “Lady, be reasonable! These countries have been at war for thousands of years. I’m out of shape after being in a bottle for 500 years. I’m good but not THATgood. I don’t think it can be done. Make another wish and, p-l-e-a-s-e, be reasonable.”
The woman thought for a moment and then said: “Well, I’ve never been able to find the right man. You know – one that’s considerate and fun, likes to cook and help with the house cleaning, is great in bed, gets along with my family, doesn’t watch sports all the time and is faithful. That’s what I wish for… A good man.”
The genie let out a long, very audible sigh and said, “Let me see the friggin’ map again.”