I have a question for you.

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Let’s say you’re wandering around a second hand shop or an antique store or something along that line and you see one of those Aladdin oil lamps and you decide “Oh what the hell!” and you give it a couple quick rubs. (nice long run on sentence, huh?)

*poof*

Out pops in a puff of blue smoke a genie who says “I am the Genie of the lamp and you are my new master/mistress.  Normally you would get three wishes but I’m afraid I am suffering economic setbacks due to certain policies set in place by the current administration.  I’m also afraid of being deporting without a hearing if the Feds find me so you only get one quick wish and then I’m gone like the breeze that flows out the south end of a north bound camel.

What would you wish for?

OK, some constraints:

  • No murder, mayhem or harm to others in particular lil’ kids.
  • No forcing someone to fall in love with you.
  • No bringing back the dead.  That’s too much like the forthcoming zombie apocalypse and it’s just plain creepy.
  • No wishing to be a lawyer either because that’s just like bringing back the dead.
  • No cheating and wishing for more wishes.
  • No wishing Jason and Gary would get along.  That’s part of the WP entertainment anywho.

This is a one shot deal, so make it creative.  You could wish that your ex was married to someone just like him/her.  Or you could wish that the genie would double the POTUS’ IQ to 40 which really isn’t much of an improvement but hey, that’s your wish.  I wonder if you could wish that your ex had to spend a weekend listening to the POTUS go on and on and on but now I wonder if that would be cruel and unusual punishment.  No matter.

As for me I would wish for a couple good cups of coffee … and me on a beach … watching the sun rise … in French Polynesia … with bunches of girlies in bikinis going up and down the beach … soon.  I’m not creative.  I’m cold and hungry.

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66 thoughts on “I have a question for you.

    -Eugenia said:
    March 14, 2017 at 5:35 PM

    Sincerity, security, peace, along with my coffee, red wine and a home in the mountains. 😃

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    Miriam said:
    March 12, 2017 at 3:17 AM

    Love this post Jim and I was smiling as I read this. Honestly, I’m a Libran and I take ages making up my mind … plus with all your constraints, hmmm. How about a wish for eternal peace and happiness or copious amounts of $$$ to ease the pressure for my kids. 🙂😎

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    Gabe Burkhardt said:
    March 12, 2017 at 12:15 AM

    I’m a new follower, but couldn’t resist the urge to reply to this prompt.

    I wish I may
    I wish I might
    Do everything else
    In my life
    Just right
    -Me 😉

    (Hope the Genie doesn’t get tricksy just because I tried to wax poetic)

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      Jim responded:
      March 12, 2017 at 9:05 AM

      ya never know. it may say “Right? oh, you wanna be a Republican??? OK.” *poof*

      wait. that could be a nightmare.

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    Louise Fowler said:
    March 11, 2017 at 7:03 PM

    Mine involves a super power – I would like to be invisible. I could come down your way when you are baking bread and steal some. I could go watch and see what your “trumpster” is really up and be a bit of a “trickster”. That would be fun.

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      Jim responded:
      March 11, 2017 at 7:40 PM

      that’s an interesting choice … and would explain getting a sudden goose when no one is apparently around.

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        Louise Fowler said:
        March 11, 2017 at 7:44 PM

        There are endless possibilities. Whenever something happens that can’t be explained, it probably me 🙂

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        Jim responded:
        March 11, 2017 at 8:06 PM

        ha ha! mischievous lady

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    Lisa A. said:
    March 11, 2017 at 5:04 PM

    Why no forcing someone to love me?? Lol.

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      Jim responded:
      March 11, 2017 at 5:09 PM

      because Donald Trump is already married that’s why.

      ha ha!

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        Lisa A. said:
        March 11, 2017 at 5:10 PM

        Lol. What does that have to do with me?

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        Jim responded:
        March 11, 2017 at 5:16 PM

        we just wanna keep you well grounded. 😉

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        Lisa A. said:
        March 11, 2017 at 5:18 PM

        I would never marry him! He’s repulsive. Lol. Ok ok how about lots and lots of money?? I’d give you some! I’d help lots of people too.

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        Jim responded:
        March 11, 2017 at 5:26 PM

        give me money? OMG! have I ever told you that you were like a goddess??

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        Lisa A. said:
        March 11, 2017 at 5:27 PM

        No just baby cakes. Lol.

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        Jim responded:
        March 11, 2017 at 5:31 PM

        well, you are a baby cakes and that’s good.

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        Lisa A. said:
        March 11, 2017 at 5:32 PM

        😂 😂

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        Jim responded:
        March 11, 2017 at 5:53 PM

        🙂

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    me said:
    March 11, 2017 at 3:59 PM

    LOL … easy peasy … a never ending at home espresso machine with a tall dark semi-muscular scantily clad male barista named Onyx at the helm of said espresso machine, to make any and every type of coffee I want any time of the day or night 🙂

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      Jim responded:
      March 11, 2017 at 4:39 PM

      uh huh. and only for the coffee. right.

      LOL

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        me said:
        March 11, 2017 at 4:44 PM

        Of course! 😉

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        Jim responded:
        March 11, 2017 at 4:49 PM

        LMAO. OK Pinocchio.

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        me said:
        March 11, 2017 at 7:47 PM

        🙂

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    Steph McCoy said:
    March 11, 2017 at 2:25 PM

    Hilarious post!! I’d not ask for a blessed thing because if a genie popped out of a lamp😱 I’d drop it and run for the hills screaming like a maniac.

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      Jim responded:
      March 11, 2017 at 2:44 PM

      LOL. now that I think about it I would wish for your Momma to be as comfortable and happy as possible for as long as possible.

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        Steph McCoy said:
        March 11, 2017 at 2:58 PM

        And if I weren’t such a chicken hearted soul I woulda wished for the same thing. But momma is doing good it’s the rest of us who are hanging by a thread.

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        Jim responded:
        March 11, 2017 at 3:51 PM

        hang in there. we like seeing you around. 🙂

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        Steph McCoy said:
        March 11, 2017 at 4:46 PM

        Awe, thanks Jim!🙂

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        Jim responded:
        March 11, 2017 at 4:49 PM

        🙂

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    swo8 said:
    March 11, 2017 at 12:53 PM

    First of all I would have cheated and asked for many more wishes. So that one’s gone. I wish life weren’t so tough on my children.
    Leslie

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      Jim responded:
      March 11, 2017 at 1:16 PM

      that’s a good one.

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        swo8 said:
        March 11, 2017 at 2:11 PM

        It is, but I wish it wasn’t necessary.

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        Jim responded:
        March 11, 2017 at 2:42 PM

        we all feel that way if you have kids

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        swo8 said:
        March 11, 2017 at 3:54 PM

        😉

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    Carolyn Dennis-Willingham said:
    March 11, 2017 at 11:51 AM

    A do-over on the election with a different outcome!

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      Jim responded:
      March 11, 2017 at 1:15 PM

      that may be a lot better than what we have right now.

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    J-Dub said:
    March 11, 2017 at 11:32 AM

    I wish I could buy that ranch for Billy Bob. Since you took away Gary and Jason getting along, I went with my second pick 😂

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      Jim responded:
      March 11, 2017 at 11:35 AM

      yeh but having them get along would give Jason no one to blame … unless of course you would like to volunteer to be Gary’s replacement. I’ve heard about how you Texas ladies are so gracious and accommodating anywho. 🙂

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        J-Dub said:
        March 11, 2017 at 12:31 PM

        I’m no lady 😂. Just kidding cuz Gary is the man!

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        Jim responded:
        March 11, 2017 at 1:15 PM

        LOL. poor Gary. sure gets picked on a lot.

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        J-Dub said:
        March 11, 2017 at 1:49 PM

        Yep, he sure does.

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        Jim responded:
        March 11, 2017 at 2:42 PM

        ha ha! 🙂

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    saywhatumean2say said:
    March 11, 2017 at 10:59 AM

    For me it would be localized at very specific. I want to be able to pay the mortgage each month without the pain and drama. Hell, just catching up would be a plus.

    Thanx for a wonderful 3-4 minutes Jim.

    ~~dru~~

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      Jim responded:
      March 11, 2017 at 11:29 AM

      you’e welcome Goddess Dru. 🙂

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    Tony Burgess said:
    March 11, 2017 at 10:29 AM

    I am not sure what I would wish for but something to do with prosperity and security would come to mind.

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      Jim responded:
      March 11, 2017 at 10:47 AM

      good wish t-man.

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    SD Gates said:
    March 11, 2017 at 9:27 AM

    I think I would wish that people would be nice and kind to all other kind and nice, people (let the buttholes be buttholes to each other), all the dried lakes and rivers were filled with fresh water, the deserts were no longer deserts, and I could live in a cottage in a seaside town, and garden, grow vegetables and take walks with my dogs. I would be happy if one any one of those three wishes came true.

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      Jim responded:
      March 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM

      nice wish. 🙂

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    A Perfectmindstorm said:
    March 11, 2017 at 9:02 AM

    Oh that would be awful because I know I would blow it big time. I would stand there trying to think of the perfect wish and I would say “I wish I could think of the perfect wish” and bam, suddenly I would think of the perfect wish, but I already used up my one wish 😦

    Or I would say something like ” I wish Jim would read my blogs without me begging (subtly hinting or outright tell him to) and that he would comment so I knew he was there hahaha.

    Yeah, I don’t want any genie, I would blow it .

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      Jim responded:
      March 11, 2017 at 10:04 AM

      hey, I viewed and commented yesterday.

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        A Perfectmindstorm said:
        March 11, 2017 at 6:10 PM

        That’s cuz I told you to hahahahahaha 😉

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        Jim responded:
        March 11, 2017 at 7:41 PM

        well I should get partial credit cuz I visited and commented

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        A Perfectmindstorm said:
        March 11, 2017 at 9:11 PM

        Oh I give you credit for listening to my demands 😏😉😁

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        Jim responded:
        March 12, 2017 at 9:06 AM

        *whew*

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    crazygenesblog said:
    March 11, 2017 at 8:23 AM

    I would wish for a life on an Isolated Island with my family and a loved one and and loads of animals that are Immortal

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      Jim responded:
      March 11, 2017 at 8:29 AM

      that’s an interesting wish. would you have the net on the island? and loads of animals that are immortal. wold that include Pegasus?

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        crazygenesblog said:
        March 11, 2017 at 9:31 AM

        Jim Internet is not one of my weaknesses it has all the things but maybe not all the ones you need in life .Umm in my list of animals Dogs, and horses and cows are definitely there . Pegasus is mythical just like my wish for Immortal animals .

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        Jim responded:
        March 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM

        good choices.

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        crazygenesblog said:
        March 11, 2017 at 10:16 AM

        😀

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        Jim responded:
        March 11, 2017 at 10:20 AM

        🙂

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    vanbytheriver said:
    March 11, 2017 at 7:23 AM

    I’m still laughing about your constraints…can’t think of a thing I’d wish for !
    A week ago, I was wishing for a bit of snow this winter. Sorry about that.

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      Jim responded:
      March 11, 2017 at 8:07 AM

      yeh, we appreciate being drug back into the cold. at least we know who to blame now. LOL

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