Be Careful What You Wish For

A project manager, software engineer and hardware engineer were in Miami Beach for a two-week period helping out on a project. During their lunch hours, they would often walk up and down the beach. In the middle of one of these walks, they stumbled upon a lamp.

The hardware engineer picked up the lamp and rubbed it. A genie appeared and said, “Normally I would grant 3 wishes, but since there are 3 of you I will grant you each one wish.”

The hardware engineer chimed, “I would like to live in a huge house in St. Thomas, with no money worries and given all of the fame in the world.” The genie granted him his wish and sent him off to St. Thomas.

The software engineer went next. “I would like to live on a huge yacht cruising the Mediterranean, with no money worries and a gorgeous wife.” The genie granted him his wish and sent him off to the Mediterranean.

Last, but not least, it was the project manager’s turn. “And what would your wish be?” asked the genie. “I want them both back after lunch,” replied the project manager.

Since the beginning of time wishing has been believed to be magical by both the superstitious and non-superstitious alike. Ancient legends from far away countries have told tales of wish-granting genies while others cast their wishes upon flowers, hold their breath under tunnels or search for wishing wells which are said to grant the deepest desire of any person that sacrifices a coin inside as payment.

While dreaming of something wonderful of our own, GiftTree came across a unique charm that ancient Zen traditions believed to hold magical powers, the Zen Wishing Pot. The name is most commonly known as “The Wishing Pot” and legends state that your wishes will come true by keeping them inside. Who knows, whether it’s wealth or love you’re looking for this beautiful charm just might bring you everything you desire.

Just be careful what you wish for!


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