Watch What You Wish For

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

A man walks up to the bar with an ostrich behind him, and as he sits, the bartender asks for their order.

The man says, "I'll have a beer" and turns to the ostrich. "What's yours?" "I'll have a beer too" says the ostrich.

The bartender pours the beer and says "That will be $3.40 please," and the man reaches into his pocket and pays with the exact change for payment.

The next day, the man and the ostrich come again, and the man says "I'll have a beer," and the ostrich says "I'll have the same." Once again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.

This became a routine until late one evening, the two enter again. "The usual?" asks the bartender."Well, it's close to last call, so I'll have a large Scotch" says the man. "Same for me" says the ostrich. "That will be $7.20" says the bartender. Once again the man pulls exact change out of his pocket and places it on the bar.

The bartender can't hold back his 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 this old lamp. When I rubbed it a Genie appeared and offered me two wishes. My first wish was that if I ever needed to pay for anything, I just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money will be there."

"That's brilliant!" says the bartender. "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.

"That's fantastic!" says the bartender. "You are a genius! ... Oh, one other thing sir, what's with the ostrich?"

The man replies, "Oh, my second wish was for a chick with long legs."

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Janice Roosevelt
Rory Burkhart Team, Keller Williams - West Chester, PA
OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker

Gary, really cute. Glad I read this on this great Friday!

Aug 07, 2009 07:16 AM #9
Amanda and Jared Christiansen
Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Realtors and Broker Associates, Century 21 Bradley

Ha!  Very funny!!  :)

Aug 07, 2009 07:19 AM #10
Edward Bachman
Your Kingwood TX Realtor

Nothing like having the right change ..........and of coarse........a chick with long legs!!!  TY for the smile.

Aug 07, 2009 07:27 AM #11
Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Gary, very funny. It shows not only to be careful what you wish for but also how to properly phrase it!  Have a great weekend!

Aug 07, 2009 07:39 AM #12
Michael Thornton
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Gary, This is an old one but a good one. Thanks for the reminder...

Aug 07, 2009 07:42 AM #13
Shobha Vyavahare
stagewithme, Greenville, South Carolina - Greenville, SC

Where do you find this Genie, I want a wish granted too, although the first wish is a good one, I will make sure I change the second one, Let me think .......

still thinking


Aug 07, 2009 07:45 AM #14
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Gary, Good post. Thanks for sharing.

Best - Sash

Aug 07, 2009 08:21 AM #15
Renae Bolton
Marketing 4 Realtors - Garfield Heights, OH
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!

Ok, so the lesson here is to be as specific as possible, right?  Now I know so when my birthday comes around in a few months and I make my birthday wish, I'll be as specific as possible about that vacation I want (to ensure no mix-ups!)!


Aug 07, 2009 08:27 AM #16
Betina Foreman
512-771-6318 Austin Home Girls Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E. Selling Homes in Lake Travis & Central Austin!

Thanks for a good clean joke to share with just about any one. Its also a good reminder to be careful about what you wish for!!



Aug 07, 2009 08:29 AM #17
John Mulkey - Waleska, GA
Housing Guru

Thanks Gary, great Friday chuckle.

Aug 07, 2009 08:37 AM #18
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund ~ Reno's Premier Real Estate Company - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

Hello Gary ~ Thank you for the Friday chuckle! And the great advice "be careful what you wish for" you just might get it! Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Aug 07, 2009 09:20 AM #19
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Homes

Thanks Gary.  Good clean fun with exact change.

Aug 07, 2009 09:51 AM #20
Cheryl Powell - The Powell Team
RE/MAX Executive Realty - The Powell Team - Harrisburg, NC
Concord,Harrisburg & Charlotte NC Area Real Estate

Funny, Gary. Can you see waking up to this every morning?

Aug 07, 2009 10:08 AM #21
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Hurt, VA

Very cute my early bird friend. <SMILE> You been doing research for those jokes you been posting lately. <SMILE>

Aug 07, 2009 10:28 AM #22
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770 - Saint George, UT
Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.

Bu-Da-bump! Be careful indeed! Thanks for the smiles this morning Gary!

Aug 07, 2009 10:47 AM #23
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County

Very funny..thanks for the chuckle..


Aug 07, 2009 11:03 AM #24
Jim Crawford
RE/MAX Paramount Properties - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate

Cute joke, and I did not see it coming.  You made my day!

Aug 07, 2009 12:03 PM #25
Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

Have a great weekend Gary. You tell such cute jokes.


Aug 07, 2009 03:06 PM #26
June Lewis
Northwood Realty Services - New Castle, PA
Realtor Northwood Realty - New Castle,Pa Lawrence Co 7247304571

Hi Gary  Your post usually make my head hurt from thinking ...this I just thoroughly enjoyed  ..Thanks for the smile

Aug 08, 2009 06:55 AM #27

Thanks for the smile, Gary, very funny! You definitely need to be careful with what you wish for.

Aug 08, 2009 08:03 PM #28
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