Subject: IRS Genie
A man has spent many days crossing the
desert without water. His
camel dies of thirst. He's crawling through
certain that he has breathed his last, when
all of a sudden he sees
an object sticking out of the sand several
yards ahead of him. He
crawls to the object, pulls it out of the
sand, and discovers what
looks to be an old brief case.
He opens it and out pops a
genie. But this is no ordinary genie. He is
wearing an IRS ID badge
and dull gray suit. There's a calculator in
He has a pencil tucked behind one ear.
"Well, kid," says the genie. "You know how
it works. You have three
"I'm not falling for this," says the man.
"I'm not going to trust an IRS agent."
"What do you have to lose?
You've got no transportation, and it looks
like you're a goner anyway!"
The man thinks about this for a minute, and
decides that the
genie is right. "OK, I wish I were in a
lush oasis with plentiful
food and drink."
**POOF*** The man finds himself in the most
he has ever seen. And he is surrounded with
jugs of wine and platters
"OK, kid, what's your second wish."
"My second wish is that I were rich beyond
my wildest dreams."
**POOF*** The man finds himself
surrounded by treasure chests filled with
rare gold coins and
"OK, kid, you have just one more wish. Better make
it a good one!"
After thinking for a few minutes, the man
says: "I wish that no
matter where I go beautiful women will want
and need me."
***POOF*** He is turned into a tampon.
The moral of the story?
If the IRS offers you anything, there's
going to be a string attached.