Three Wishes
Posted by Bal Vallah on June 02, 1998 at 04:11:20:

Jim and John were golfing one day on a very, very exclusive golf course, lined with million
dollar houses. On the third tee, Jim said, "John, be very careful when you drive the ball
don't knock out any windows. It'll cost us a fortune to fix."

John teed up and shanked it right through the window of the biggest house on the course.
Jim cringed and said, "I told you to watch out for the houses. Alright, let's go up there,
apologize and see how much this is going to cost."

They walked up, knocked on the door, and heard a voice say, "Come on in." They opened the
door and saw glass all over the floor and a broken bottle lying on its side in the foyer.
An old man on the couch said, "Are you the people that broke my window?"

"Uh, yeah. Sorry about that." Jim replied.

"No, actually I want to thank you. I'm a genie that was trapped for a thousand years in
that bottle. You've released me. I'm allowed to grant three wishes- I'll give you each one
wish, and I'll keep the last one for myself."

"OK, great!" John said. " I want a million dollars a year for the rest of my life." "No
problem-it's the least I could do. And you, what do you want?" the genie said, looking at

"I want a house in every country of the world," he said.

"Consider it done." the genie replied.

"And what's your wish, genie?", Jim said.

"Well, a thousand years ago, when I was young, I used to watch a game with my fellow
genies. I really miss that game eversince I've been trapped in that bottle. I have waited
a thousand years to see that game again and my wish is to see you play that game."

"How is the game played?" asked Jim.

"Well, you stand in front of each other. The first player hit the other one hard between
the legs to cause incredible pain. Then the next player, will retaliate. The only condition
is that the hit should be real and very hard, otherwise the game is repeated."

The guys looked at each other and thought about the consequences and after talking it
through they decided to play the game. So Jim said , "Well, we did get a lot of money and
all those houses. I guess we don't mind playing the game." The genie was happy as a child.
the guys stood in front of each other, Jim started with a light blow right between John's
legs. John felt the pain, but controlled himself and after awhile returned the favor. Both
men, obviously in pain looked at genie who was very disappointed with their performance. "I
said hard. This was the best you could do? I am very disappointed. We might as well forget
about the whole thing." genie said.

"No genie, please give us another chance." Jim said. Genie, looked at them and said, "Ok,
but hard this time, and I mean really hard."

Jim started again and hit John so hard that he jumped about three feet landing on his back.
It took John about half an hour to be able stand up and with incredible pain returning the
favor. In fact, he hit Jim so hard that Jim jumped about four feet and landed on his face.
Needlesss to say that genie was childishly excited and very satisfied. At this time the
genie, looked at them, and said, "How old are you guys, anyway?"

"thir...t...y f..ive" replied John, obviously in pain.

"f...o..r...t...y" replied Jim, with incredible pain and difficulty.

"And you still believe in genies?....That's amazing.

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