A man was sitting alone in his living room one night when out of his ashtray, up popped a genie.
“…and what will your third wish be?” the genie asked him.
The man looked at the genie in surprise and said, “Huh? How can I be getting a third wish when I haven’t had a first or second wish yet?”
“You have had two wishes already”, the genie said, “but your second wish was for me to put everything back the way it was before you made your first wish. Thus, you remember nothing, because everything is the way it was before you made any wishes. You now have one wish left”.
“Okay”, said the man, “I don’t believe this, but what the heck. I’ve always wanted to understand women. I would love to know what’s going on inside their heads”.
“Funny”, the genie said as it granted his wish and disappeared forever. “That was your first wish, too!”
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