Be Careful What You Wish For...
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 96 02:36:37 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Be Careful What You Wish For...
[Welcome back: Brad Roter <firstname.lastname@example.org>... -psl]
A guy grabs a seat in a bar, looks over and sees a tiny piano on top of the
bar. He asks the bartender "What's the piano for?" and the bartender says
"Watch." and claps his hands. A one-foot tall little man jumps up onto the
bar and begins to play the piano.... The visitor is amazed! When he asks
about him, the bartender says he discovered a genie in a bottle at a web
site on his computer, and using voice recognition, he was granted a wish!
So the guy says, "Hey, is that your computer over there? Can I try, too?"
The bartender says, "Sure, go ahead." So the guy goes over to the computer,
surfs to www.genie.com and sure enough, a lamp appears, a genie comes out,
and says in a computer-generated voice "Yes master, what is your wish?" So
the guy says, "Give me a thousand bucks." Immediately a thousand grey
mallards come crashing in through the windows, filling the bar with loud
honks and feathers. The guy says to the bartender, "Hey! I said I wanted
a thousand bucks..." The bartender replies, "Do you think I wished for a
© 1996 Peter Langston