The waitress asks for their orders. The man says: “A burger, chips and a coke, please.”
He then turns to the emu and nods. “I’ll have the same,” says the emu.
A short time later the waitress returns with the order and says: “That will be £14.40 please.” The man reaches into his pocket and, without looking, pulls out the exact change for payment.
The next day, the man and the emu go to the restaurant again and the man says: “A burger, chips and a coke, please.”
The emu says: “I’ll have the same.”
Again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.
This becomes routine until one night they enter the restaurant and the waitress asks: “The usual?”
“No, this is Friday night, so I will have a ribeye steak, baked potato and salad,” says the man. “Me too,” says the emu.
The waitress brings the order and says “That will be £32.60.”
Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table.
The waitress can’t hold back her curiosity any longer and says:
“Excuse me, sir. How do you manage to always come up with the exact change out of your pocket every time?”
“Well,” says the man, “Several years ago I was cleaning my house and found an old lamp. When I rubbed it a genie appeared and offered me two wishes.
My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there.”
“That’s brilliant!” says the waitress. “Most people would wish for a million pounds or something, but you’ll always be as rich as you want for as long as you live!”
“That’s right. Whether it’s a litre of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact money is always there,” says the man.
The waitress asks: “But, sir, what’s with the emu?”
The man sighs and answers: “My second wish was for a tall bird with long legs who agrees with everything I say.”