A librarian was camping and left his shoes outside his tent for the night. The next morning he woke up to find his shoes practically soaking wet from a heavy dew. That evening, when he arrived home, he began making an addition to his tent to keep his shoes dry on his next trip. After careful sewing and planning, he had what he thought would be the perfect solution to keep his shoes dry on future trips.
The next time he went camping he set up in a popular spot next to other campers and was asked about his tents
addition. He told the fellow camper his story of his wet shoes and how he had made the addition to his tent himself. The librarian had even come up with a name for his invention to which he proclaimed, "I call it the Dewey Vestible System."
I was sitting behind an enthusiastic mom at my son’s Little League game. Her boy was pitching for the opposing team and she cheered as he threw wild pitch after wild pitch.
The poor kid walked every batter. It was only the first inning and the score was 12–0. Then one batter finally hit the ball.
"Oh no," the mom wailed. "There goes his no-hitter."
Genie: OK, I'm ready for your third wish.
Me: Third? What about the first two?
Genie: Well, this is a little unusual, but after your first wish, you screamed like a madman and said "I wish I'd never made that wish!" So that counted as your second wish, and I erased your memory of both of them.
Me: Well, OK. I wish I really understood how women think.
Genie: Granted. By the way, that was your first wish, too.