FEATHERED FRIEND

A Byrd, email

A MAN walks into a restaurant with an ostrich behind him. The waitress asks for their orders.

The man says: “A hamburger, fries, and a Coke.”

“I’ll have the same,” says the ostrich.

A short time later the waitress returns with the order. “That will be $19.80 please.” The man reaches into his pocket and, without looking, pulls out the exact change for payment.

The next day, the man and the ostrich come in again. “I’ll have a hamburger, fries, and a Coke,” the man says.

The ostrich says: “I’ll have the same.”

Again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.

This becomes routine, until one night they come in and the waitress asks: “The usual?”

“No, this is Friday night,” the man says, “so I will have a steak, baked potato, and salad.”

“Me too,” says the ostrich.

The waitress brings the order and says: “That will be $43.75.”

Once again the guy pulls the exact change straight out of his pocket and places it on the table. The waitress can’t hold back her curiosity any longer. “Excuse me, sir. How do you manage to always come up with the exact change out of your pocket every time?”

“Well,” the man replies, “several years ago I found an old lamp. When I rubbed it a genie appeared and offered me two wishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there.

Whether I’m buying a litre of milk or a Porsche, the exact money is always there.”

“That’s brilliant!” says the waitress. Then she leans in, and asks in a whisper: “Sir, I have to ask – what’s with the ostrich?”

The man sighs and answers: “My second wish was for a tall chick with long legs who agrees with everything I say.”