Updated: Jan 21
Three friends are walking along the beach. Suddenly, there’s a big gust of wind, blowing sand all around them. After the wind passed, they noticed something shinny in the sand. It looks like a lamp. Thankfully, they all heard about Aladdin before, so they picked up the lamp and gave it a good rub.
As expected, a genie appeared. The genie said, “To the finders of my lamp, I will grant you three wishes. Since there are three of you, you each get one wish.” The three friends were excited and thought about what they wanted to wish for.
The first friend said, “I work as a taxi driver, driving day and night. It’s very hard work and very tiring. I wish for a taxi fleet that I can rent out to people. Then I can be the boss and just take in rental fees!”
“Done!” said the genie. And with a snap of his fingers, the first friend was sent back to his hometown with a taxi rental business.
The second friend said, “I work at a supermarket, and sometimes I have to work three shifts a day. It’s also very tiring. I wish to be the boss of my own supermarket. Then I can just manage employees while they work for me and earn money for me.”
“Done!” said the genie. And with a snap of his fingers, the second friend was sent back to his hometown with a supermarket and employees.
The third friend thought and thought for half a day about what to wish for. He said, “I’ve never really thought about what I want to do with my life. I just don’t have any big desires. But this beach is pretty nice, and I suppose I can settle down here for the rest of my life. But it would be lonely all by myself. So I wish for my two friends to come back and stay with me.”
Moral of the Story: Choose your friends wisely. Do you have any friends like that third friend?