Subject: WISH

A man was sitting in the bar when he noticed
another patron a few stools away. The guy had a
body like Charles Atlas, but his head was the
size of a thimble.

The first man said "please excuse me for staring,
but I can't help but be curious as to why your
body is so well developed, but your head is so

The man said "buy me a drink and I"ll tell you."

The drink was ordered and the story began. "I was
in the Navy and my ship was sunk by a torpedo. I
was the only survivor and I managed to make it to
a deserted island a few miles away. I had been
there for several months and was sitting on the
beach one day waiting for a bird or fish to come
by so I would have something to eat; looking up
I saw a beautiful mermaid sunning on a nearby
rock. She swam over to me and informed me that
she was a magical mermaid and could grant me
three wishes. Great, I said. I'd like to be
rescued. She slapped the water with her tail and
a ship appeared, sailing straight for my island.
Next I asked for a body like Charles Atlas.
Another slap of the tail and here it is. Then,
noticing how beautiful she was and all my other
wishes fulfilled I asked if I could make love to
her. She said no, it just wouldn't work, her being
half fish and all, so I said well, how about a
little head then?