Three men were sitting on a bench high on a cliff
overlooking the sea when one of them spotted an old bottle
hidden in some undergrowth. He pulled it out, undid the
cork and a genie appeared.
“I will grant each of you one wish,” he said. “You will fling
yourself off the cliff calling out whatever you would like and
you will land in a boat full of that wish.”
So the first man jumped off and shouted “Money” and sure
enough he landed in a boat full of £50 notes.
The second man jumped off and shouted “Beautiful girls”
and sure enough he landed in a boat of beautiful girls.
Then it was the turn of the third man who was a bit simple
and had forgotten what he was supposed to do. He took a
flying leap off the cliff and as he went down he shouted