Monday, September 10, 2007

If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Fart At The Speed Of Light

My sister-in-law was shopping last week with my youngest nephew, the four year old. In the middle of the mall was a fountain where one can throw coins and make a wish, so of course he asked to try it.

She agreed, telling him to throw a coin in the fountain and wish for something he really wanted. He happily tossed his coin and said, "I wish Nana would come home."

His wish was in reference to my mother recently going to the hospital for a few tests, but since she was already back home, my sister-in-law said, "Nana is already home. Why don't you make another wish." So he threw another penny in and said, "OK. Then my wish is for Nana to feel better."

"Well, now that's a nice wish." she said. Then he asked, "Can I make another one?? A wish just for me?"

She agreed, handed him another coin, and w
ith a powerful stroke, he threw his coin into the fountain and declared, "I wish my farts came out faster!"

"What did you say??" my sister-in-law asked, whipping her head around, not sure if she heard him right.

"I want my farts to come out faster."

"What??" she repeated, still stunned.

"I said," he explained slowly, "I want my farts to come. out. faster."

Looking around to see if anyone overhead, she inquired, "Where did you come up with that??"

"I don't know." he quickly shrugged. "But that's the wish I want."

Don't we all?

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