There are many people who say that you can’t trust the Government and that is probably because they are well known for promising the Earth and giving you nothing. I think this joke says it better than most.
A modern day cowboy has spent many days crossing the western plains
His horse has already died of thirst.
He’s crawling through the sand, certain that he has breathed his
last breath, when all of a sudden; he sees an object sticking out of
the sand several yards ahead of him.
He crawls to the object, pulls it out of the sand, and discovers
what looks to be an old brief case.
He opens it and out pops a genie. But this is no ordinary genie.
She is wearing a Tax Office ID badge and a dull grey dress.
There’s a calculator in her pocket-book. She has a pencil tucked
behind one ear.
‘Well, cowboy,’ says the genie… ‘You know how I work. You have
‘I’m not falling for this.’ said the cowboy. ‘I’m not going to
trust an Tax Office genie.’
‘What do you have to lose? You’ve got no transportation, and it
looks like you’re a goner anyway!’
The cowboy thinks about this for a minute, and decides that the
genie is right.
‘OK, I wish I were in a lush oasis with plenty of food and drink.’
***POOF*** The cowboy finds himself in the most beautiful oasis he
has ever seen. And he is surrounded with jugs of wine and platters
‘OK, cowpoke, what’s your second wish.’
‘My second wish is that I was rich beyond my wildest dreams.’
***POOF*** The cowboy finds himself surrounded by treasure chests
filled with rare gold coins and precious gems.
‘OK, cowpuncher, you have just one more wish. Better make it a good
After thinking for a few minutes, the cowboy says… ‘I wish that
no matter where I go, beautiful women will want and need me.’
***POOF*** He turned into a tampon.
The moral of the story:
If the government offers you anything, there’s going to be a string