A modern day cowboy has spent many days crossing the desert without water.
His horse has already died of thirst.
He's crawling through the sands, certain that he has breathed his last, 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.
However this is no ordinary genie. S
he is wearing an Internal Revenue Service ID badge and a dull grey dress.
There's a calculator in her pocket.
She has a pencil tucked behind one ear.
â€œWell, cowboy,â€ says the genieâ€¦ â€œYou know how it works. You have three wishes.â€
â€œI'm not falling for that,â€ says the cowboy, â€œI'm not going to trust an IRS auditor.â€
â€œWhat do you have to lose? You've got no transportation, and it looks like you're a goner anyway!â€ The man thinks about this for a minute, and decides that the genie is right.
â€œOK, I wish I were in a lush oasis with plenty of food and drink.â€
The cowboy finds himself in the most beautiful oasis he has ever seen. Moreover, he is surrounded with jugs of wine and platters of delicacies.
â€œOK, cowpoke, what's your second wish?â€
â€œMy second wish is that I were rich beyond my wildest dreams.â€
The man finds himself surrounded by treasure chests filled with rare gold coins and precious gems.
â€œOK, cowpuncher, you have just one more wish. Better make it a good one!â€
After thinking for a few minutes, the man says, â€œI wish that no matter where I go, beautiful women will want and need me.â€
He is turned into a tampon.
The moral of the story is: If the government offers you anything, there's going to be a string attached.