Genie and a Magic Lamp
A man was walking along a California beach and stumbled across an old brass lamp. He picked it up and rubbed it, and out popped a genie. The genie said, "OK, OK. You released me from the lamp. This is the fourth time this month and I am getting a little sick of these wishes, so you can forget about three of them. You only get one wish!
The man sat and thought about it for a while and said, "I've always wanted to go to Hawaii, but I'm scared to fly and I get very seasick. Could you build me a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over there to visit?"
The genie laughed and said, "That's impossible. Consider the difficult logistics of all that! How would the supports ever reach the bottom of the Pacific? Think of how much concrete and how much steel! No, give me a different wish."
The man tried to think of a another really good wish. Finally, he said, "I've been married and divorced four times. My wives accused me of not caring and being insensitive. So, I wish that I could understand women... know how they feel inside and what they're thinking when they give me the silent treatment... know why they're crying, know what they really want when they say 'nothing'... know how to make them truly happy."
The genie replied, "You want that bridge with two lanes or four?"