Jean E Lyde, email

A COUPLE were golfing one day on a very exclusive golf course lined with million-dollar houses. On the third tee, the husband said: “Honey, be very careful when you drive the ball.

Don’t knock out any windows; it’ll cost us a fortune to fix.”

So the wife teed up, and sure enough, she shanked it right through the window of the biggest house on the course.

“I told you to watch out for the houses!” the husband cried. “All right, let’s go up there, apologise, and see how much this is going to cost.”

They walked up and knocked on the door. A voice said: “Come on in.” They opened the door and saw glass all over the floor and a broken bottle lying on its side in the foyer.

A man on the couch said: “Are you the people who broke my window?”

“Uh, yeah. Really sorry about that,” the husband replied.

“No, actually, I want to thank you. I’m a genie who was trapped for 1000 years inside that bottle. You’ve released me. I’m allowed to grant three wishes; I’ll give you each one wish, and I’ll keep the last one for myself.”

“Okay, great!” the husband said. “I want a million dollars a year for the rest of my life.”

“No problem; it’s the least I could do.” The genie then turned to the man’s wife. “And what would you like?” he asked.

“I want a house in every country of the world,” she said.

“Consider it done,” the genie replied.

“How about you, genie? What’s your wish?” the husband asked.

“Well, since I’ve been trapped in that bottle, I haven’t had sex with a woman in 1000 years. My wish is to sleep with your wife.”

The husband looked at his wife and said: “Well, we did get a lot of money and all those houses, honey. I guess I don’t mind.”

So the genie took the wife upstairs and ravished her for two hours. Once it was over, he asked the wife: “So how old is your husband, anyway?”

“Thirty-five,” she replied.

“And he still believes in genies? Amazing.”