A man is lost in the Sahara desert when he stumbles upon a magic lamp...
He rubs the lamp and a genie pops out!
The genie says that he will grant the man only one wish, and that he has to pick from three choices. He can either be the richest man in the world, the most popular man in the world, or the wisest man in the world.
The man says "We all know that money does not bring happiness, and that popularity just makes you a slave to the whims of others, but wisdom is everlasting. I want to be the wisest man in the world."
The Genie goes "poof" and suddenly the man's face assumes a serene expression. He sits down, rubbing his chin in thought. Then he looks towards the genie and says, "I should have taken the money".
Personally, I think that last guy should have used his wisdom constructively and he'd be as rich as he wants to be, but that's just me!
And since there are SO many Genie Jokes, here's another one.
Three brothers have been traveling in a desert
The heat was too intense, if they didn’t find shelter immediately they would die
All of a sudden the first brother, the oldest, finds a lamp. Without hesitation he rubs it only for a genie to appear moments later
The genies shouts, “Ah! I awaken once more! You three men shall each get a wish.”
Excitedly, the first brother shouts, “I WISH I WAS HOME WITH MY WIFE!”
In a poof of smoke he disappears. The genie granted his wish
The second brother scratches his head and says, “I wish I was back home too, with a big glass of ice water!”
The genie grants his wish too, he is sent back home.
The youngest brother looks around and sees that his brothers have vanished. His expression turns sullen and he says with a frown, “Genie, I’m kinda lonely now. Can you bring my brothers back?”