A man was walking along the highway, headed from one small town to another, when he spotted something unusual at the side of the road.
He walked over and picked it up, to find it was a rusty old lamp, the kind that you see in those old tales of Alladin and the like.
Well, as anyone would do, having found what looked like a magic lamp, he rubbed it, and to his surprise, a genie came out, in a huge puff of smoke.
The genie looked at the man, and said, “I am the genie of the lamp, and I will grant you one wish.”
The man thought for a minute and said to the genie, “Well, I would love to go to Hawaii, but I could never afford the cost of the flights. Could you make a highway from here to Hawaii so I could just drive over there at anytime?”
The genie sighed deeply, and said, “Man, I have been in this genie business for ten thousand years. I am very old and quite tired. Can’t you think of something a little more simple?”
The man thought some more, and said, “Well, you know, I have been married to my wife for five years now, but I still can’t understand her. Can you make it so I can understand her from now on?”
The genie sighed again and said, “Two lanes or four?”
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