watch what you wish for

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Feb 28, 2003
Bradford, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
A man walks into a restaurant with a full grown ostrich in tow. As he
sits, the waitress comes over and asks for the order. He says, "I'll
have a hamburger, fries and a Coke," and the ostrich chimes in with,
"Same for me."

Shortly, the waitress returns with the order, and says, "That will be
$6.40, please." The man reaches into his pocket, pulls out some money,
lays it on the table -- and it is exactly $6.40, something that amazes
the server.

Each day thereafter the man and the ostrich come in, place orders which
the bird goes along with regardless of what it is, then when the bill is
presented, he reaches into his pocket and pulls out the precise amount,
regardless of what it is.

Finally, the waitress is unable to stand it any longer. She says, "Look,
each time you pay, the amount I quote comes from your pocket right to
the penny. How do you do that?"

He smiles and says, "Well, several years ago I was cleaning the attic
and found an old lamp that I dusted off. A genie appeared and offered me
two wishes. My first was that each time I put my hand in my pocket, the
right amount of money to cover a particular obligation would be

"That's brilliant," she said, awestruck. "Most people would want a
million dollars, but you'll always be as rich as you want as long as you

"That's right," he said, "whether it is a gallon of milk, a Rolls Royce,
the exact money will always be there."

"One thing that puzzles me, though," the waitress says. "What's with the

The man sighs and answers, "My second wish was for a tall chick with
long legs who agrees with everything I say."

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