Monday, February 05, 2007

A Virtuous Baha'i...

A Baha'i, shipwrecked on a deserted island with two compatriots, finds a magic lamp and runs to share it with his new friends. The Baha'i, a kindly and simple young man, rubs the old oil lamp. Poof, a genie appears! The Baha'i asks the smiling genie if he can have three wishes.

The genie replies "I'm sorry, but the rules say I can only grant one wish to each of you."

"OK," says the first friend, I wish for three full treasure chests in my new castle in Aruba!" and poof!, he is gone.

The second friend, a farmer, wishes to return to his family estate, enlarged three times with the richest, most fertile soil in the world, and poof! He is gone.

The Baha'i thinks for a bit, then says, "I'm not sure... I'm really not motivated by material things, so I'd just like to have my two friends back."


Blogger James said...

This one made me laugh out loud, though I'm not sure his wish was the most virtuous he could have had.

1:36 PM  

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