Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Joke of the day: making a wish

The Man and the OstrichA man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him, andas he sits, the waitress comes over and asks for their order.The man says, "I'll have a hamburger, fries and a coke," and turns tothe ostrich. "What's yours?" "I'll have the same," says the ostrich.A short time later the waitress returns with the order. "That will be$6.40 please," and the man reaches into his pocket and pulls out exactchange for payment.The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says, "I'llhave a hamburger, fries and a coke," and the ostrich says, "I'll havethe same." Once again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with theexact change.This becomes a routine until late one evening, the two enter again."The usual?" asks the waitress."No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato andsalad," says the man. "Same for me," says the ostrich.A short time later the waitress comes with the order and says, "Thatwill be $12.62." Once again the man pulls exact change out of his pocketand places it on the table.The waitress can't hold back her curiosity any longer. "Excuse me, sir.How do you manage to always come up with the exact change out of yourpocket every time?""Well," says the man, "several years ago I was cleaning the attic and Ifound an old lamp. When I rubbed it a Genie appeared and offered me twowishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, justput my hand in my pocket, and the right amount of money would always bethere.""That's brilliant!" says the waitress. "Most people would wish for amillion dollars or something, but you'll always be as rich as you wantfor as long as you live!""That's right! Whether it's a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exactmoney is always there," says the man.The waitress asks, "One other thing, sir, what's with the ostrich?"The man sighs and answers, "My second wish was for a tall chick withlong legs who agrees with everything I say........"