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    Talking three wishes

    A Programmer, a Product Manager and their manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out in a puff of smoke.

    The Genie says, "I usually only grant three wishes, so I'll give each of you just one."

    "Me first! Me first!" says the Product Manager ."I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world."

    Poof! She's gone. In astonishment, "Me next! Menext!" says the Programmer. "I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of pina coladas and
    the love of my life." Poof! He's gone.

    "OK, you're up," the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, "I want those two back in the office after lunch."

    MORAL OF THE STORY: Always let your boss have the first say.

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    funny, but i dont think the moral is always rite.

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    If I had the first wish, could I wish for the other two people to make their wishes according to my desires? Then I would at least get two good wishes.
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    I've always thought the best third wish in the old three wishes ploy was "three more wishes please".
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    sounds a bit like a blond joke i've heard...only they found the genie on an island and the last one to wish was the blond
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    Nice joke...
    I've heard other "versions" of it, but I like this one!
    none...

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    haha... pretty good... now i'm wondering what the blonde joke was though =/

    edit: wait, did that joke end with: "beat me half to death with it"?
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    >>I've always thought the best third wish in the old three wishes ploy was "three more wishes please".<<

    Got to be careful as in Genie V1.3 and lower this can cause an endless loop........
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    Originally posted by novacain
    >>I've always thought the best third wish in the old three wishes ploy was "three more wishes please".<<

    Got to be careful as in Genie V1.3 and lower this can cause an endless loop........
    Not a bad thing in this case. Infinite wishes.

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    Originally posted by ammar
    Nice joke...
    I've heard other "versions" of it, but I like this one!
    agreed.

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