Friday Funnies: Aussie trucker and the emu

In this week’s Friday Funnies, the lesson is to be careful what you wish for.

Aussie trucker and the emu

The waitress asks them for their orders.

The truckie says, “A hamburger, chips and a Coke,” then turns to the emu to ask, “What’s yours?”

“Sounds great, I’ll have the same,” says the emu.

A short time later, the waitress returns with the order. “That will be $10.40 please.”

The truckie reaches into his pocket, pulls out the exact change, and pays.

The next day, the man and the emu come again and he says, “A hamburger, chips and a Coke.” The emu says, “Sounds great, I’ll have the same.”

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

This becomes routine until one day when the waitress asks, “The usual?”

“No, it’s Friday night, so I’ll have a steak, baked potato and a salad,” says the man.

“Same for me,” says the emu.

The waitress brings the order and says, “That will be $32.62.”

Once again the man pulls the exact change from his pocket and places it on the table.

The waitress cannot hold back her curiosity any longer. “Excuse me mate, but how do you manage to pull the exact change from your pocket every time?”

“Well,” says the truckie, “a few years ago, I was cleaning out the back shed, and I found an old lamp. When I cleaned 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.”

“That’s brilliant,” says the waitress. “Most people would ask for a million dollars or something, but you’ll always be as rich as you want, for as long as you live!”

“That’s right. Whether it’s a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact money is always there,” says the man.

Still curious, the waitress asks, “So what’s with the bloody emu?”

The truckie pauses, sighs and answers, “My second wish was for a tall bird with long legs who agrees with everything I say.”

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