A cowboy has spent many days crossing the desert without water. His horse has
already died of thirst. He’s crawling through the sand, certain that he has
breathed his last, when all of a sudden, he sees an object sticking out of the
sand several yards ahead of him.
He crawls to the object, pulls it out of the sand, and discovers what looks to
be an old brief case.
He opens it and out pops a genie. But this is no ordinary genie. She is wearing
a Revenue Canada ID badge and a dull gray dress. There’s a calculator in her
pocketbook. She has a pencil tucked behind one ear.
“Well, cowboy,” says the genie. “You know how I work. You have three wishes.”
“I’m not falling for this,” says the cowboy. “I’m not going to trust a Revenue
Canada auditor genie.”
“What do you have to lose? You’ve got no transportation, and it looks like
you’re a goner anyway!”
The cowboy thinks about this for a minute, and decides that the genie is right.
“OK, I wish I were in a lush oasis with plenty of food and drink.”
The cowboy finds himself in the most beautiful oasis he has ever seen. And he is
surrounded with jugs of wine and platters of delicacies.
“OK, cowpoke, what’s your second wish.”
“My second wish is that I were rich beyond my wildest dreams.”
The man finds himself surrounded by treasure chests filled with rare gold coins
and precious gems.
“OK, cowpuncher, you have just one more wish. Better make it a good one!”
After thinking for a few minutes, the man says, “I wish that no matter where I
go, beautiful women will want and need me.”
He is turned into a tampon.
The moral of the story: If the government offers you
anything, there’s going to be a string attached...
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