A Man and His Ostrich Companion

Once upon a time, a man walked into a restaurant with a fascinating companion – a full-grown ostrich. Naturally, this caught the attention of the waitress, who eagerly approached them to take their orders.

The man confidently requested, “I’ll have a hamburger, fries, and a coke.” He then turned to the ostrich and inquired, “And what would you like?”

Without missing a beat, the ostrich replied, “I’ll have the same, please.”

To the surprise of the waitress, when the order arrived, the man perfectly pulled out the exact amount of money from his pocket – $9.40 – and handed it over for payment. This seemingly impossible act piqued the waitress’s curiosity.

The following day, the man and the ostrich returned to the restaurant, opting for the same order once again. True to form, the man effortlessly produced the exact change and settled the bill.

This routine continued until one fateful Friday night. As usual, the waitress inquired if they would be having their usual meal, but the man responded, “No, tonight is special. I’ll have a steak, baked potato, and a salad.”

The ostrich chimed in, “I’ll have the same, please.”

When the bill arrived, totaling $32.62, the man once again nonchalantly retrieved the exact amount from his pocket and placed it on the table. Intrigued by this constant financial magic, the waitress couldn’t contain her curiosity any longer.

“Excuse me, sir,” she began, “I can’t help but wonder how you manage to always have the exact change in your pocket.”

With a twinkle in his eye, the man shared his incredible secret. “Well, several years ago, I stumbled upon an old lamp in my attic. When I rubbed it, a genie appeared and granted me two wishes.”

Eager to learn more, the waitress leaned closer, and the man continued, “For my first wish, I asked that whenever I needed to pay for something, the precise amount of money would always be in my pocket.”

Impressed by his practicality, the waitress exclaimed, “That’s brilliant! Most people would ask for riches, but your wish ensures you’ll always have exactly what you need.”

The man nodded, satisfaction evident on his face. “Exactly! Whether it’s a gallon of milk or a luxurious Rolls Royce, I am always equipped with the right sum of money.”

Intrigued by the story but still puzzled, the waitress posed her final question: “But what about the ostrich? What’s its significance?”

With a heavy sigh, the man replied, “Ah, my second wish… I asked for a tall chick with long legs who would accompany me everywhere and agree with everything I say.”

At this unexpected twist, the waitress burst into laughter, grasping the moral of the story. “Aha! Men’s brains work brilliantly until they start thinking about a woman!”

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