261. The Genie
bag on the counter.
The bartender walks up and asks what's in the bag. The man reaches into
the bag and pulling out a little man, about one foot high, and he sets
him on the counter. He reaches back into the bag and this time pulls
out a small piano, setting it on the counter as well. He reaches into
the bag once again and pulls out a tiny piano bench, which he places in
front of the piano.
The little man sits down at the piano and starts playing a piece by
Mozart. "Where on earth did you get that?" says the bartender. The man
responds by reaching into the paper bag again but this time he pulls
out a magic lamp. He hands it to the bartender and says, "Here. Rub
The bartender rubs the lamp and, suddenly, there's a gust of smoke.
Then a beautiful genie is standing before him. "I will grant you one
wish," she says.
The bartender gets excited by having a wish from a real genie.
He had always dreamed about it but now it's actually happening.
Without even hesitating, he says, "I want a million bucks."
The genie nods her head and disappears in another gust of smoke.
A few moments later, a duck walks into the bar. It is soon followed by
another duck, then another. Pretty soon, the entire bar is filled with
The bartender turns to the man and says: "Y'know, I think your genie's
a little deaf. I asked for a million bucks, not a million ducks."
"I know," says the man. "Do you really think I asked for a 12-inch