Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Its just greed.

Falkland Cricket Ground.

Yesterday was another bit of a disaster. Again I went out to the easel to try and overcome the painting block I seem to have acquired. Another painting disaster followed. Just when I was about to throw paint in disgust I was visited by my good friend. A coffee was the order of the day.

Some fond memories of times shared followed.

I was thinking of the time we all gathered to play a golf match. My son was first off the tee. His ball shot off over the wall to the right bouncing off the wall of the house nearby and landing in the flower bed. All those years later he is still reminded of this.

Later I remembered a very similar story.

A husband was teaching his beautiful wife how to play golf. He told her to take it easy and swing gently at the ball.

The wife promptly hacked her first shot right through the window of the biggest house 
adjacentto the course. 

The husband cringed, "I warned you to be careful! Now we'll have to go up there, 
find the owner, apologise, and see how much your lousy drive is going to cost us." 

So the couple walked up to the house and knocked on the door. 

A warm voice said, "Come on in." 

When they opened the door they saw the damage that was done:  

Glass was all over the place, and a broken antique bottle was lying on its side near 
the pieces of window glass. 

A man reclining on the couch asked, "Are you the people that broke my window?" 

"Uh ... yes sir. We're sure sorry about that," the husband replied. 

"Oh, no apology is necessary. Actually I want to thank you. 

You see, I'm a genie, and I've been trapped in that bottle for a thousand years. 
Now that you've released me, I'm allowed to grant three wishes. 
I'll give you each one wish, but if you don't mind, I'll keep the last one for myself." 

"Wow, that's great!" the husband said. He pondered a moment and blurted out, 
"I'd like a million dollars a year for the rest of my life." 

"No problem," said the genie. "You've got it, it's the least I can do. 
And, I'll guarantee you a long & healthy life!" 

"And now you, young lady, what do you want?" the genie asked. 

"I'd like to own a gorgeous home complete with servants in every 
country in the world," she said. 

"Consider it done," the genie said. 
"And your homes will always be safe from fire, burglary and natural disasters!" 

"And now," the couple asked in unison, "what's your wish, genie?" 

"Well, since I've been trapped in that bottle, and haven't been with a woman in more 
than a thousand years, my wish is to have sex with your wife." 

The husband looked at his wife and said, 
"Go on, darling, you know we both now have a fortune, and all those houses. 

What do you think?" 

She mulled it over for a few moments and said, "You know, you're right. 
Considering our good fortune, I guess I wouldn't mind, but what about you?" 

"You know I love you sweetheart," said the husband. "I'd do the same for you!" 

So the genie and the woman went upstairs where they spent the rest of the afternoon 
enjoying each other. The genie was insatiable. 

After about three hours of non-stop sex, the genie rolled over and looked directly into her 
eyes and asked, "How old are you and your husband?" 

"Why, we're both 35," she responded breathlessly. 

"No kidding," he said. "Thirty-five years old.....and both of you still believe in genies?!"

Sometimes greed closes our eyes to reality.

Have a great day.

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