‘Humor is just another defense against the universe.’
~Mel Brooks

…what you wish for.

The Story of the Ostrich

A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him.
As he sits, the waitress comes over and asks for their orders.
The man says, “I’ll have 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’ll be $6.40 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, “I’ll
have a hamburger, fries and a coke,” and the ostrich says, “I’ll have
the same.”
Once again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact 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 and
salad,” says the man, “Same for me,” says the ostrich.
A short time later the waitress comes with the order and says, “That
will be $12.62.”
Once again the man pulls exact change out of his pocket and 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 your pocket every time?”
“Well,” says the man, “several years ago I was cleaning the attic and I
found an old lamp. When I rubbed it a Genie appeared and offered me two
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
“That’s brilliant!” says the waitress. “Most people would wish 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, “One other thing, sir, what’s with the ostrich?”
The man sighs, pauses, and answers, “My second wish was for a tall chick
with long legs who agrees with everything I say……….”

Check out Bailey’s ‘You Know You Are a Romance Writer When…” Very funny! And maybe just a little bit true…

Have a happy Tuesday!

~Sandy J

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10 Responses to “be careful…”

shpprgrl Says:

Remind me to never WISH to be a tall chick with long legs! haha! :)

shpprgrl Says:

And because I often get side-tracked…..here from michele’s! ;)

Dennie Says:

*snort* um – HA! :rotfl:

Bailey Stewart Says:

Oh this is cute – thanks for the laugh. :rotfl:

Laura Says:

LOL, that was a good one. I’m new here, but it was so nice to “meet” you via Michele’s site today. Thanks for stopping by my site earlier!
I’ve really enjoyed cruising through your posts and I found this site so refreshing. I noticed you have quite a few links to authors. Have you met Terri DuLong over at islandwriter.net? She has a wonderful website as well. Just thought you might enjoy her site. :)
I hope to come back again real soon! :)

Kim Johnston Says:

The money part is great! However, I like being short…

Sandy Says:

Shpprgl: Me either! Short is good!

Dennie and Bailey: You like that, huh? See, I can be funny also!

Jill: :wave:

Laura: Thanks for visiting. I shot over to Terri’s blog and really liked it. Can’t wait for her to share what ‘secret’ she is working on.

Kim: Yep, love the money part.

Mik Says:

LOL!!! VERY funny! :rotfl:

Rene Says:

That was cute. Thanks for sharing.

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