A man was walking along a California beach when he stumbled across an
old lamp. He picked it up and rubbed it and out popped a genie. The
genie said "OK so you released me from the lamp blah blah blah, but
this is the fourth time this week and I'm getting a little sick of
these wishes, so you can forget about three. You only get one wish."
The man sat and thought about it for a while and said, "I've always
wanted to go to Hawaii but I'm too scared to fly and I get very
seasick. So could you build me a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over
The genie laughed a replied, "That's impossible. Think of the
logistics of that. How would the supports ever reach the bottom of
the Pacific? Think of how much concrete... How much steel!!! No
think of another wish."
The man agreed and tried to think of a really good wish. He said,
"I've been married and divorced four times. My wives have always said
I don't care and that I'm insensitive. I wish that I could understand
women. To know what they are thinking when they give me the silent
treatment, to know why they are crying, to know what they want when
they say "nothing"..."
The genie replies "You want that bridge two lanes or four?"