They sit down and order:
‘I’d like a hamburger, fries and a Coke,’ says the man, then turns towards the ostrich. ‘And you?’
‘The same’, says the ostrich.
A few minutes later, the waitress brings the food and the bill.
‘$6.40,’ she says.
The man takes out the exact amount from his pocket without even counting the money and hands it to the waitress.
The next day, the man and the ostrich come again, ask for the same food and the man pays with the exact amount. And the same routine takes place for the next couple of days. On a Friday night, the man and the ostrich turn up again.
‘The usual?’ asks the waitress.
‘No, today’s Friday, I’d like a steak and some crushed potatoes,’ says the man, then he turns towards the ostrich. ‘And you?’
‘The same,’ replies the bird.
After a few minutes, the waitress comes back with the order and the bill.
The man, yet again, takes out the exact amount of money without counting it. The waitress can’t help herself at this point and asks:
‘Excuse me sir, but please tell me… how come you always have the exact amount?’
‘Years ago, I cleaned up my attic and found an old lamp. I rubbed it and a genie appeared. He promised me two wishes. My first wish was to have the exact amount of money in my pockets whenever I had to pay for something.’
‘That’s brilliant!’ says the waitress. ‘Others would’ve asked for a million dollars, but you’ll stay rich till the end of your life.’
‘Indeed,’ nods the man. ‘It doesn’t matter whether I want to buy a bottle of beer or a Rolls Royce, the money will always be there when I need it.’
‘Can I also ask why this ostrich is always with you?’
‘Well, my second wish was to get a very tall chick with nice strong legs who agrees with everything I say…’