Just got this down the wires from Margy. I'm not entirely convinced of the propriety of it, but since nothing truly human is alien here at bonobo land, here goes:
A man, deep in thought, was walking down a California beach. All of a sudden, he stopped and said aloud "Lord grant me one wish." Suddenly, the sky clouded above his head and he heard a loud booming voice say " Because you have TRIED to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish."
The man said, "Lord build me a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over anytime I want." The Lord said, "Your request is very materialistic. Think of the enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking. The supports required to reach the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, the concrete andsteel it would take. I
can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time and think of another wish, a wish you think would honor and glorify me."
The man thought about it for a long time. Finally, he said, " Lord, I wish that I could understand women. I want to know how they feel inside, what they are thinking when they give me the silent treatment, why they cry, what they mean when they say nothing, and howcan I make a woman truly happy."
The Lord replied, " You want four lanes or eightlanes on that bridge?