Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Set The Genie Free From The Magic Lamp Day!

Set The Genie Free From The Magic Lamp Day!

When the little green Genie appears from the puff of smoke, he will thank you for setting him free.

"As a gesture of my gratitude, I will grant you three wishes. Anything that you desire is yours. Your worst troubles and greatest calamities will disappear. All that you have to do is speak it so that I can hear, and it shall be done!"

Don't say anything. Just stare at the Genie for a second, then go back to looking out the window.

"Any wish you wish, it is yours," the Genie will say.

Ignore him.

"Hey, did you hear what I said?"

"I heard you," say to him. Don't bother looking at him.

The Genie will float up near your shoulder to look out the window with you.

"What are you looking at?" the Genie will say.

"So much gray," say, less to him and more to the inevitable. "Such ghastly gray. It's so cold and bleak."

The Genie will look at the unseasonably sunny day outside. He'll think to correct you, but instead he'll try to just get the wishes over with so that he can go out into the world.

"Ahem. Once again, if there is something troubling you, simply wish that it be gone and you'll never have to think on it again."

Tell the Genie, "You can't help."

The Genie will say, "But I can do anything. Anything at all."

"Can you make the gray go away?"

The Genie will again look out the window.

"I…I could. If I could see any gray."

Just nod. "You can't help. No one can help."

The Genie will sit by you for a moment, unsure what to do.

"I don't normally do this, but I'll let you wish for unlimited wishes if you'd like," he'll say.

"I just want to be left alone," say.

The Genie will say, "I can grant you that. But that is only one wish. If you wish for me to go, you must say that you release me from my debt to you for having set me free."

Say, "Fine, I release you. Now get the fuck out of here. Just leave me alone."

The Genie will begin to thank you, but he'll fear another outburst. He'll float to the door, then he'll stop just before leaving. He'll turn to you and say, "Feel better."

Don't acknowledge him. Just let him go.

Happy Set The Genie Free From The Magic Lamp Day!