Man walks into a pub with a rucksack on his shoulder, goes up to the barman and says:
“I don’t have any money, but if I show you something truly amazing, can I have a pint?”
The barman is dubious, but agrees. So the man reaches into his rucksack and pulls out a small piano, a tiny stool and a nine inch man in tails. The tiny man flicks up the back of his jacket and prepares himself on his stool, then goes straight into a perfect rendition of Mozart’s ninth symphony.
The other patrons of the bar are astounded and after the recital there is an eruption of applause. The barman provides the man with as much beer as he can drink and some peanuts for the whole night and the pianist plays on. After the man has a few pints inside him, the barman reaches forward and asks:
“I have to ask, where on earth did you get this little fella from?”
The man then explains how he found a tarnished old lamp by the side of the road, picked it up and gave it a little rub. To his surprise a Genie had appeared and asked him for one wish.
“Do you mind if I have a try?” asks the barman?
“Don’t see why not” replies the man and reaches into his rucksack and hands over the lamp.
The barman gives it a rub and instantly a Genie appears. The barman is astounded, but excited, he asks the Genie to lean forward as his request is a little personal.
Seconds later, a thousand ducks come flying through the bar doors causing absolute mayhem. There are optics and glasses flying everywhere, pooh on all the customers, a complete wreck! Through the mayhem the barman grabs the man by the scruff of the neck and screams “What is this, I didn’t ask for a thousand ducks?!?!?”
The man replies: “Do you think I asked for a 9 inch pianist?”.