Can you believe I have now done five years of these? This one is really bad.
A man is walking along the beach when he spies an ancient oil lamp. Thinking strange thoughts to himself, he picks it up. He glances about to make sure nobody is watching, then he rubs the lamp. No surprise, a genie appears.
The genie says, “Bargain basement time. You only get one wish. Tell me what it is so I can get back inside the lamp.”
One wish. The man thinks hard. Then he thinks of something he wants really bad, and he answers. “I want a highway bridge from the California West Coast to Hawaii.”
The genie is taken aback. “Fellow,” he says, “Did you understand the part of this being a bargain basement wish? Can you imagine all the effort I’m going to have to put out to poof up such a construction. To say nothing of the permits required. Can you please consider something else?”
So the man thinks for a while and has a new idea. “I have a hard time getting girls. Can you make me attractive so women will chase me wherever I go?”
“You want four lanes or six lanes?” the genie asks.