Monday, July 28, 2008

Be Careful For What You Wish...

Be careful for what you wish. Do you remember my recent post about Christmas in July? About how I’ve been watching Christmas movies in July to get in the mood to write Christmas stories? I didn’t actually wish for something, but close enough, obviously. My darling daughter reminded me that I’ve really been having Christmas in July. She didn’t mean the holiday movies. She was reminding me that we’ve been having a helluva busy and stressful time at the day job, just like we have at Christmastime. Believe me, I didn’t wish for the past two weeks. When I was 16, I wished to live in Florida. Dad and I were visiting Florida and Disney World and I fell in love with the Gulf Coast beaches and palm trees. Guess what? I’ve lived in Florida for the past twenty years. It’s okay, but I no longer find palm trees so fascinating. Yeah, they’re pretty, but they don’t seem exotic like I once thought. I like Florida, but I really miss Ohio where I grew up. I miss the hills and the types of trees they have in Ohio, Fall and all the pretty colors, snow and cold weather, especially during the Christmas season. Have you ever wished for something, got it, and then were disappointed in what you got? Here’s a good joke about getting what you wish for. Enjoy.
A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him.
The waitress asks them for their orders.The man says, "A hamburger, fries and a coke," and turns to the 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 $9.40 please," and the man reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact change for payment.
The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says, "A hamburger, fries and a coke."The ostrich says, "I'll have the same."Again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.
This becomes routine until the two enter again. "The usual?" asks the waitress.
"No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato and a salad," says the man."Same," says the ostrich.
Shortly the waitress brings the order and says, "That will be $32.62." Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table.
The waitress cannot hold back her curiosity any longer. "Excuse me, sir. How do you manage to always come up with the exact change in your pocket every time?"
"Well," says the man, "several years ago I was cleaning the attic and found an old lamp. When I rubbed it, a Genie appeared and offered me two wishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there."
"That's brilliant!" says the waitress. "Most people would ask for a million dollars or something, but you'll always be as rich as you want for as long as you live!"
"That's right. Whether it's a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact money is always there," says the man.
The waitress asks, "What's with the ostrich?"
The man sighs, pauses and answers, "My second wish was for a tall chick with a big butt and long legs who agrees with everything I say."


Sandra Cox said...

LOL. Loved it:)

Molly Daniels said...

Got that joke in my inbox last week. It's great!

My first book is a great example. I wanted it so badly, but when I got it, I wanted to crawl into a cave and hide! Took me six months to start believing in myself again. And at times, I still cringe...

Jan said...

I know all about being careful what you wish for. For years I wanted to move to AZ because my parents had retired here. Well *POOF* I met my now-husband who was from AZ, we got married and here I am. After 10 years I'm ready to head back to the land of regular trees and grass!
Loved the joke!


Bronwyn Green said...

I hope your world settles down soon.

BTW, there are pictures of real trees on my blog today. :)

Phoenix said...

I dunno. I kinda like the cute bird. I think I'd put up with it for the money thing. :)

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