Friday, 15 October 2004 19:00

Lucky Jim

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Jim was strolling down the street in Chicago where he came across an old lamp. He picked it up, rubbed it vigorously, and out popped a genie. The genie offered to grant him one wish, to which the guy replied, "I've always wanted to be lucky." The genie granted his wish.

So off the guy strolled, wondering how this would change his life, when he saw ten dollars on the sidewalk. Not a bad start, he thought. As he picked it up, he noticed a betting shop across the road. He strolled over, looked through the racing lists, and saw a horse named Lucky Lad at 100/1 in the 4th at the Meadowlands.

He put the 10 dollars on the horse to win, and as luck would have it, the horse bolted in. Feeling on a bit of a roll, he headed to the local illegal casino, went up to the roulette table and put the entire $1010 on "Lucky seven!" Round and round the wheel spun ... and ... Lucky Seven. Now his head was spinning. It was all too much to take in. He decided to slow it all down, take time to think. So he turned into the drug store to buy a newspaper.

All of a sudden he was showered with streamers and handed a glass of champagne. "Welcome sir! We're pleased to inform you that you are our lucky 10 000th customer, and you have won the right to an evening with Miss Drugstore, USA, who happens to work here, absolutely free of charge!"

As the crowd jostled him, he felt her eyes on him "You are the most beautiful women I've ever seen in my life. I can't believe how lucky I am." He took her hand. Then remembered where he was. He flushed and looked down in his embarassment. He noticed a smudge of grease on her hand, probably where she'd struggled to stay vertical amongst the crowd. He rubbed it with his finger absentmindedly as she told him how she was looking forward to their evening out.

Suddenly he looked up, smiled and shook his head in disbelief.

"What's wrong, what's wrong?" asked Miss Drugstore, USA.

He pointed to her hand ... where the smudge had been were three Ford logos in a row: "You won't believe this, but I've just won a car!"
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